EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Buckinghamshire CC; Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire; South East
Location of affected unit(s): Milton Keynes


Sector: Information / communication
IT and other information services
62.01 - Computer programming activities

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-03-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

Xero, the global cloud-based accounting software developer, has announced that it is expanding its UK operations and taking on 100 new staff to work in sales and customer experience roles at its headquarters in Milton Keynes, England. No exact information is available on when these jobs are expected to be filled, though the media report suggests that they will be filled soon, as new office space has been built. Gary Turner, the managing director of Xero UK has said that the expansion is necessary to keep up with the “incredible growth” in the number of customers in the last financial year. Xero specialises in cloud accounting: their cloud-based accounting software is targeted primarily at small businesses, but also at accountants and bookkeepers.