Almere talent

Trendzer, an international provider of website, marketing, and cloud services for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), is opening a Dutch branch in Almere, in the province of Flevoland.

The announcement was made on 4 August. “We are delighted with the arrival of Trendzer,” said Henny Jacobs, Project Director of the NFIA. “The establishment of such a fast-growing and innovative company in Almere is a powerful boost to the area. It ensures 60 new jobs in the short term, which, of course, is good for our city,” he said.

A contract between KPN and Trendzer lets KPN offer Trendzer’s unique services to their Dutch business customers. Trendzer, based in Edinburgh, also operates throughout the UK, Europe, and North America, and helps businesses design, build, and grow their websites.

Trendzer’s choice of Almere

“Almere offers many advantages for us,” said Trendzer’s Chief Executive Warren Gee. “It has fantastic infrastructure for a digital business, especially one that is looking to establish and grow a workforce at short notice.”

The city also offers a pool of talented and qualified people, he said. “We aim to create a dynamic and fast-growing environment with plenty of opportunity for our people.”

Reinforcement for Flevoland

Flevoland is one of the fastest-growing regions in Europe. It has proven attractive to industries such as engineering, aerospace, life sciences, renewable energy, ICT, and electronic components. Foreign companies already based in in Flevoland include Giant, Yakult, Mitsubishi-Caterpillar, LG Electronics, IBM, Staples, and Johnson & Johnson Consumer. Roughly 400 of the 32,000 companies based in Flevoland are part of a multinational. They predominantly come from the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, France, Taiwan and South-Korea.