Ceridian opens £16m centre at Braehead

22 Jun 2011

Global human resources firm Ceridian has opened its main UK operational centre at Braehead.

Enterprise Minister Fergus Ewing performed the official opening for the new hi-tech offices at Titanium Business Park, Braehead, which represent a substantial £16m investment by the company in Scotland. Over 300 staff are currently located at the Braehead facility and the company plans to increase this to around 600 over the next five years.

Last year, First Minister Alex Salmond showed Scottish Government support for the venture by announcing an £1.83m funding package from Scottish Enterprise. This was made up of £1.7m in Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) and a Training Plus grant of £134,000. The company's investment in Scotland has also been assisted by Scottish Development International.

Ceridian provides a range of HR services to clients including Asda, RBS and Whitbread. Their highly skilled staff work in a variety of areas including HR administration, payroll processing, employee assistance programme support, finance and expense management. The company's IT development and technical support teams will also be housed at Braehead.

Mr Ewing said: "We are doing all we can to ensure the strongest possible economic recovery and to create and safeguard jobs across Scotland. That's why it's extremely pleasing to open the offices of an international company like Ceridian at Braehead.

"The decision to expand the Scottish operation, which is now its largest centre of excellence in the UK, is testament to the quality and skills of the local workforce and the reputation and strength of staff.

"The Scottish Government recently launched its International Trade and Investment Strategy and this sets out how our international trade and investment arm, Scottish Development International, will work with other public and private sector partners to deliver Scotland's global economic goals and states that we have to continue to attract and support more sustainable inward investment opportunities. Ceridian is an excellent example of how this can be achieved."

Source: Scottish Enterprise

Project details
  • Titanium Business Park