Format, a Polish technology company specialising in programming and assembling high-performance servers for demanding computing clients, has successfully established its operations in the United Kingdom.
With their Headquarters in Warsaw, Format embarked on thorough research to explore its options for expanding its presence globally and joined the ‘Doing business in the UK’ webinar, which was organised during the pandemic by the British Embassy in Warsaw to learn more about the practicalities of establishing a UK entity. The Managing Director of EBS, Martin Williams, was one of the speakers at the session.
After careful consideration, Format concluded that the UK offered a more favourable environment to expand its operations than other European countries. Following this decision Format reached out to the EBS Team a few months later to initiate the process of incorporating the company in the UK.
The newly established entity, Format Limited was quickly granted a prestigious contract with CERN to supply servers and data storage. As a result, Format needed a local assembly facility and EBS helped to connect the company with the University of Warwick Science Park.
Martin Williams, Managing Director of EBS, said “After discussing Format’s requirements and thoroughly evaluating their needs, we recommended the University of Warwick Science Park as an ideal location for their move”. This recommendation was driven by several factors, including the Park’s ability to provide flexible office spaces, its strong connections to the University and its advantageous central location.
Piotr Sobstyl, Managing Director of Format Limited said “Being based at the Science Park will allow us to grow the company and start building relationships with clients across the globe”. Piotr added “We have plans to bolster Format’s growth by recruiting approximately 10 highly skilled software and electronic engineers over the next three years. With the exceptional talent emerging from the University, we are confident in swiftly filling these positions.”
EBS also facilitated Format’s expansion in the UK by assisting them in increasing their network. They connected Format to the West Midlands Growth Company, a regional development agency that provides ongoing support to businesses based in the West Midlands region.