Manchester tech firm Godel has promoted its UK operations director to the role of managing director.

The nearshore software developer appointed Neil McMurdo to oversee the day-to-day running of the business.

CEO Neil Turvin will take up the role of executive chairman and continue to focus on Godel’s strategic global expansion.

Having joined Godel in 2015, McMurdo has been instrumental in working with Turvin and the board in scaling the company from around 200 technology specialists to its current headcount of 750 specialists across six locations in the UK and Belarus.

As well as playing a key role in operations, McMurdo has also been a driving force in the enhancement of Godel’s service delivery function which has become essential to growth and quality delivery.

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He has also been actively involved in the firm’s business plan, which aims to have a 1,000-strong strong headcount by 2020.

“Godel has enjoyed fantastic growth over the last few years and our focus on continued progress in our strategic plans allows me to put my years of experience into action in the day-to-day running of the company, whilst providing Neil Turvin with the opportunity to focus on global operations and expansion. I am incredibly excited about our future,” said McMurdo.

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Prior to Godel, McMurdo held roles in product development, operations, service delivery and trading within the technology, online gambling and logistics industries.

Godel recently teamed up with AccessPay to allow the FinTech firm to tap into its tech skills base in Belarus.

Turvin said: “Demand for Godel’s services continues to be unprecedented with some exciting wins for the company in 2018.

“Having grown operations in five delivery centres across Belarus, we aim to continue this to ensure that we can provide our clients with the highest quality software engineering and ensure that our culture and our core values are embedded into those new locations and new members of staff.

“I am delighted that Neil has taken up the role of managing director – he has a detailed understanding of our business, our team and our clients, and he’s an outstanding people person – he has all the components necessary to make a success of the role.”

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