Avakin Life mobile metaverse developer Lockwood Publishing has opened a new office in Cambridge, located on the Cambridge Science Park technology hub.
Approximately 200 people are employed across Lockwood’s growing roster of offices, with other locations including Nottingham, Newcastle, Lisbon, Vilnius, and Ho Chi Minh City.
"Our positioning represents a commitment to having a presence in key areas where we can access great mobile development talent," said Lockwood Publishing director of talent acquisition Peter Lovell.
"We recognise that diversity of location and workforces drawn from top international talent leads to greater learning, better ideas and market understanding, and contributes to stronger company culture."
A flexible work ethos at Lockwood enables a wider range of talent searches, with the possibility of remote working having enabled talent from Germany, Spain, Ireland, France, Finland and the Netherlands to join the British team.
Furthermore, Lockwood’s Lisbon studio is currently undergoing expansion, with its studio head Ricardo Flores commenting: "Lisbon’s growing importance to Lockwood as a key development hub recognises the incredible development ecosystem in Portugal, and its place as an up-and-coming talent goldmine.
"It’s also ideally located for access to talent within the wider European Union, both for people who want to relocate to Lisbon and for remote workers.”
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