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Rebecca Wayman

Pudsey freight management company launches global hub with Leeds Nexus

The University of Leeds’ Nexus hub has welcomed global freight and supply chain management provider Ligentia to its community.

This comes at a time where the firm aims to relocate its global software development function from Asia to Leeds.

Ligentia, which provides global freight, fulfilment, and supply chain management services across various sectors, has worked closely with Nexus’ engagement manager for skills and talent, and the university’s careers service, to recruit graduate talent to the team.

Doug Brady, a former University of Leeds PhD student, was appointed as global technology director in July and leads the team based at Nexus.

The newly formed development team will be responsible for designing and developing the next generation of Ligentix - the firm’s supply management software.

The move comes as the fast-growing organisation launches new branding and unveils its strategy to invest in AI technology and machine learning to help the next generation of freight solutions.

Nick Jones, CEO at Ligentia, said: “Ligentia is an established global provider of supply chain and freight technology to retailers, consumer brands and manufacturing sectors.

“Most recently our focus has been to employ new technologies such as robotic process automation and AI where we have increasingly needed access to a larger pool of technology expertise and talent.

“This year, we made the decision to consolidate our Asian based technology resources into a new technology centre based in the UK, and Nexus came out as a clear winner following an in-depth review of several options.”

Nexus director, Martin Stow, added: “We are hugely proud to welcome Ligentia to the thriving Nexus community. As a fast-growing global organisation, it’s fantastic that they have chosen to relocate their software development division from Asia to Leeds, and establish a new tech hub at Nexus.”

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