Software consultancy Infinity Works opens in Edinburgh's WeWork site

A UK software consultancy has opened an office in Edinburgh after winning a second major client in the Scottish financial services industry – an unnamed “well-known bank” – amid plans to double headcount.

Wednesday, 23rd October 2019, 12:45 pm
From left: founders Dan Rathbone, Paul Henshaw, Matt Gaffney and Tom Walton. Picture: Bruce Rollinson.

Infinity Works specialises in large-scale, critical IT systems and works with blue-chip organisations on “digital transformation” programmes.

The five-year-old company is headquartered in Leeds and also has offices in London and Manchester with a growing workforce of more than 400. It expects revenues to exceed £30 million this year.

Recent projects in financial services include the design and delivery of cloud infrastructure for open banking, reporting regulatory compliance and mobile banking applications.

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Infinity Works won its first banking client in Edinburgh in 2017 and has become a key partner for this “household name”. It added that it won a significant new account this summer with another “well-known” bank headquartered in the city.

Infinity Works has leased private offices at WeWork in George Street to base its growing team of software engineers, technical architects and technical leads.

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Paul Henshaw, co-founder and director, said: “George Street is a showcase location and will help us to continue to attract great talent in a competitive market.

“While we are no longer technically a start-up, we still try to reflect the start-up culture and mentality and our new set-up keeps that way of working and thinking close to our heart.

“It also allows us to host and sponsor fun meet-ups for the tech community to get together and share knowledge about the latest technologies.

“Ultimately it underlines we are a serious grown-up business in Edinburgh now and it is a brilliant opportunity to build a fantastic new Infinity Works operation in a great city.”

Infinity Works has a spread of clients including health and care providers, supermarket groups, delivery companies and online gaming giants.