Jobs Expansion for Gaming Firm
17 August 2017
Funding aids growth.
Simulation games developer and publishing company Dovetail Games
is increasing its Scottish workforce by 40% with 20 new jobs,
taking the number of staff to 50.
The firm, which creates digital simulation games that recreate
real world situations, will use £200,000 Regional Selective
Assistance (RSA) from Scottish Enterprise to support the expansion
of its studio in Stirling.
The computer games sector currently employs 1,100 people in
Scotland generating a turnover of £93 million.
Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop toured the Stirling facilities,
met staff and learned more about the company's plans to grow the
Scottish side of its operation. She said:
"This expansion is an exciting development for our creative
industries, and will no doubt help attract even more talent to
"Dovetail is an ambitious and innovative company succeeding in
our flourishing video games sector. Scottish Enterprise funding
will help grow its Scottish operation."
Paul Jackson, CEO of Dovetail Games said:
"The Interactive Entertainment industry is one of the most
exciting places to be right now. We are known for our passion in
creating and publishing world-class content that is globally
"Securing this RSA funding means we can grow our Stirling team
and evolve our business in line with our ambitions. Scotland is a
fantastic business location for us, especially as we know the
talent we want to recruit is on our doorstep."
Anke Heggie, Head of Company Growth at Scottish Enterprise,
"Scotland has an abundance of creative and digital companies
with global growth ambitions.
"Dovetail Games is a great example of a business where our
tailored and strategic support allows the company to accelerate its
growth to the next level. Support like this is critical for the
long term future of Scotland's creative industries."
Source - The Scottish Government website