Zühlke adds Group Head of Talent at fast-growing Scottish office

30/10/2023
Sandra Blake (Group Head of Talent, Zühlke)

GLOBAL innovation service provider Zühlke has hired Sandra Blake as Group Head of Talent, with Blake joining Zühlke’s fast-growing Scottish office, from where she will lead the talent function across Zühlke’s international network.  

Linda Scott, a Zühlke director based in Edinburgh, said: “It’s notable that we have executives with global remits operating out of our Scotland base, our headcount here is now up to 16, and it’s also encouraging to see that around two out of three of our team are women.” 

Sandra Blake, Group Head of Talent, Zühlke, said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining Zühlke, who continue to be in hiring mode to support our future global growth plans.   What is already striking is the high calibre of our global teams, supporting so many amazing brands across the world. My role here will be to continue to ensure we have the right people to deliver the right work for our clients. I’m delighted to be in a global role, based locally in our Scotland office.” 

Zühlke has also launched a series of UK networking events titled ‘Women Who Impact’, with the inaugural Edinburgh event taking place on 1st November.  Sarah Dixon, chief operating officer at GoCodeGreen, a B Corp climate tech company focused on measuring and identifying actions to reduce the carbon impact of the digital sector, has been lined up as a keynote speaker in Edinburgh.  Zühlke recently partnered with GoCodeGreen to address the growing need for banks to be more sustainable and adhere to growing ESG requirements.

Linda Scott added: “We want to be at the forefront of women in tech in Scotland, and the Women Who Impact series will be the first of a number of initiatives in this space.” 

Zühlke, which also has UK offices in London and Manchester, has continued its expansion in Scotland and across the UK in 2023, and was recently appointed by the Co-op Group to provide a dedicated software engineering team to support the UK’s fifth largest retailer.  

Angela Bishop will be taking over the role of CEO for Zühlke UK in January, becoming the first female CEO at Zühlke. 

Founded in Switzerland in 1968, partner owned Zühlke now has almost 2,000 employees worldwide in territories across Europe and Asia.  The Scotland office was officially opened by Kate Forbes MSP and the UK’s Swiss Ambassador, Markus Leitner in June 2022.  With a client base that includes organisations like HSBC and NHS England, Zühlke has a focus on Financial Services, Government, and Healthcare in the UK.  

Register for the Women Who Impact event here: https://www.zuehlke.com/en/events/networking-event-women-who-impact-hosted-by-zuhlke

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