Amsterdam as base for growth
In a press release
, ATG’s CEO and leadership coach Tammy Krings comments that the new base in Amsterdam was “a critical component of ATG’s growth plan and customer service strategy.” Currently ATG operates 51 offices in 50 countries around the globe.
Attractive pool of multilingual talent
Establishing a shared service centre and headquarters in Amsterdam is likely to be beneficial for several reasons. First of all, the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area offers ATG an attractive pool of multilingual potential employees. Eighty percent of the workforce speaks English, making Amsterdam the largest Anglophone city in continental Europe. Ninety percent of the workforce speaks two or more languages. As Jan-Emile van Rossum, Executive Director North America of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, adds in ATG's statement: “Amsterdam offers an excellent talent pool of professionals who have the experience required to provide focused support to ATG’s customers and enhance highly sophisticated services and technologies available through the current ATG team of TMCs already established in EMEA.”
Amsterdam’s strategic location is also likely to contribute positively to ATG’s ambitions. Besides factors such as neutrality and a fiscally friendly climate
, multinationals find a wide range of internationally-oriented business service providers in the region. The Amsterdam Area hosts a large and diverse pool of professional service providers and hundreds of companies in the fields of finance
, media, ICT
, venture capital and shared services. Especially for companies with many offices spread out around the world, establishing its headquarters in Amsterdam makes perfect sense.
The award-winning Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is centrally located, which means there’s a mere two hours flight time to all crucial business destinations within Europe, and 317 destinations around the world can be reached with more than 100 airlines. Companies that have already set up headquarters here praise the accessibility of the airport: from an office in Amsterdam, it can take as little as 15 minutes by train to Schiphol.