His Royal Highness (HRH) the Duke of York yesterday officially opened TPP’s new head office, TPP House, located in Horsforth, Leeds.
The Duke was accompanied by senior figures on his visit, which included the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Timothy James Pitt Hare. The Duke received a tour of the office where he met with a number of TPP staff. Conversations included SystmOne’s technical architecture, TPP’s software solution, the growing portfolio of international work the company is undertaking and the range of opportunities for training and development at TPP. The Duke then enjoyed a lunch at TPP’s new headquarters alongside members of staff, local businesses across Yorkshire that are working with TPP, and users of its Electronic Health Record (EHR) software from the SystmOne National User Group (SNUG). To end the visit, the Duke unveiled a plaque to officially mark the opening of the building.
As the Duke has an interest in creating new job opportunities which offer skills development, he was particularly keen to hear about the company’s current recruitment drive; TPP is looking to hire graduates from across the country to fill 400 vacancies. The Duke also gained an insight into TPP’s engagement with local businesses in the area, as well as its growing international work. The Yorkshire based technology provider is currently expanding its software innovations to markets across the world, including China and the Middle East.
At the opening, the Duke said:
“I’ve really enjoyed learning more about TPP and meeting the staff and local partners. This is what the United Kingdom is looking for: highly educated, highly motivated people who are delivering a product that is going to change people’s lives and have a positive impact on healthcare both in the UK and internationally. This is what has made TPP so successful and I am sure this success will continue.”
Following the visit, Frank Hester OBE, Founder and CEO, TPP, said:
“It was an honour to have His Royal Highness the Duke of York officially open our office today. Over the last 20 years, the company has grown substantially and we are now transferring our expertise in healthcare IT to governments and organisations across the world. Even though we have experienced such international success, the company continues to be managed centrally from our headquarters in Horsforth. We continue to work with trusted local partners and invest in local charitable causes. We also maintain our belief in developing and utilising UK expertise to deliver our solutions worldwide. I’m proud that His Royal Highness has recognised our commitment to providing skilled jobs to the region and it was a pleasure to update him on our work over the past few years.”