London, UK (31st July, 2015) - Harvey Nash, the global IT outsourcing
and professional recruitment company, today announces plans for a new Tech Hub
enabling collaboration between UK and Vietnamese technology companies - news
welcomed by Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and Viet Nam's Prime
Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
The UK is renowned for its digital technology innovation
and Harvey Nash, in partnership with the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI),
intends to facilitate the establishment of new networks in ASEAN (nations in
Southeast Asia) through the launch of the Tech Hub virtual network.
David Cameron's office made the following announcement
during the UK premier's recent visit to Viet Nam this week: "Both
Prime Ministers welcomed the announcement by Harvey Nash, the largest foreign
investor in the Vietnamese technology sector, that it would launch a UK-Viet
Nam Tech Hub this year to facilitate dialogue and potential collaboration
between Vietnamese and British companies, with strong political support from
the UK government.
Both Prime Ministers
further welcomed the leadership shown by the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and
Industry and the Viet Nam Business Forum in taking forward the Business
Integrity agenda and supported future business-led action."
This new digital platform will serve as a unique
environment for UK tech enterprises to meet, share best practice and
collaborate with partners from the ASEAN's dynamic technology sector, helping
to unlock millions of pounds of value through the development of new
technologies. Harvey Nash plans to create and launch the pilot platform in Viet
Nam in the coming months, with the ambition to extend the initiative to engage
other ASEAN countries.
Paul Smith, Chairman of NashTech, a division of the
Harvey Nash Group says, "As one of the largest technology
companies in Viet Nam, Harvey Nash believes it is important to lead the way and
build on the technology industry's entrepreneurial drive. By developing a new
platform that supports and encourages links between the UK and ASEAN, we
believe the technology communities will find many new ways to interact, trade,
"The development of Tech
Hub, which is supported by Lord Francis Maude, UK Minister of State for Trade
and Investment, will significantly increase the export of services from Viet
Nam over the next two years, bringing valuable new jobs for the ICT and
consulting industry and bringing new skill sets and experience to the
Viet Nam presents a huge investment opportunity, as the
second most popular investment destination in Asia Pacific (behind China) with
foreign direct investment projects more than doubling last year (according to fDi Markets, 2014). Viet Nam
boasts healthy GDP growth (the economy grew 6% last year) and benefits from a
sizable, skilled population, due to the Government's focus on education and
investment in skills and technical acumen.
Harvey Nash first invested in Viet Nam over fifteen years
ago, and is now the largest foreign investor within the Vietnamese technology
sector having built one of the leading technology and BPO businesses in the
For more information on the Tech Hub initiative, please
visit www.nashtechglobal.com or call +44(0) 207 333 8778.
Notes to Editors:
About Harvey Nash
Harvey Nash is a global pioneer in executive search,
professional recruitment and IT outsourcing, committed to delivering the very
best talent and IT solutions to a broad base of international clients.
Established in 1988, Harvey Nash Group has supported many of the world's
leading organisations to recruit, source and manage the highly skilled talent
they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive and technology driven
world. Harvey Nash has 7,000 professionals operating from more than 40 offices
across the globe, covering the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. Our talented team
pursues the highest levels of integrity and quality in providing a unique
portfolio of services: executive search, professional recruitment and IT
The outsourcing division, NashTech has helped some of the
world's leading companies build scale, cut costs and improve agility. Through a
blended mix of onshore and offshore resources based in Vietnam, services
include: Business Process Outsourcing and IT Software development, recruitment
and payroll outsourcing services.
Paul Smith, Chairman
M: + 44 (0) 781 578 3828
Cuong, Nguyen Hung, Software Development Managing Director
M: +84 913522575