Business expansion
United Kingdom
Scotland; South Western Scotland;
Location of affected unit(s)
Glasgow; West Scotland
Professional Services
Professional Services And Management Consultancy
Activities Of Head Offices; Management Consultancy Activities
70.2 - Management consultancy activities

250 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
1 March 2007
Employment effect (start)
1 March 2007
Foreseen end date
1 March 2010


Ceridian, a Scottish human resource company, has said it will create more than 250 new jobs in Scotland, after securing a grant. Ceridian is extending operations in the west of Scotland and claimed at least 250 posts would be created over the next three years. The firm supplies HR services including payroll, performance management and employee assistance programmes. The Scottish Executive awarded the firm a grant of 2.6 million GBP to expand its Glasgow operation, which employs 80 staff. The scheme provides grants for investment projects that will create or safeguard jobs in areas designated for regional aid under European community law.

Doug Sawers, managing director of Ceridian in the UK, said: 'It is our objective to scale our Glasgow facility into the most modern and effective centre for human resources customer support and software development in the UK.'

'The decision to expand our operations in western Scotland follows an extensive search, during which a number of different regions in the UK were considered.'

Deputy First Minister, Nicol Stephen, said: 'The decision by Ceridian to increase its investment in western Scotland is very welcome and has been won in the face of strong competition.'

'First class job opportunities will be created in Glasgow in the fast growing HR outsourcing sector.'


  • 1 March 2007: BBC News


Eurofound (2007), Ceridian, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 65024, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65024.