Kaspersky Lab UK responds to major market growth with move to larger UK head office

01 Jun 2009
Business News

Kaspersky Lab UK today announced that due to significant growth in the UK market, the company has relocated its UK office to larger premises. Co-founder and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, Eugene Kaspersky and the UK Shadow Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey, will officially open the new environmentally friendly office in Milton Park, Abingdon, on Tuesday 16th June 2009.

With the number of people employed by Kaspersky Lab in the UK doubling over the last two years, the company has outgrown its previous offices at the Culham Science Centre near Abingdon. The new Kaspersky Lab UK office at Milton Park boasts almost 30,000 sq ft of floor space, giving the company the space it requires to fulfil its commitment of continued market growth and expansion.

The Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab UK, Malcolm Tuck, comments: “Kaspersky Lab has doubled UK corporate sales quarter on quarter during the period between Q4 2008 to end of Q1 2009. We are bucking the downward trend that has hit many other companies worldwide and establishing a much larger UK office is an important signal that we are wholly dedicated to the UK and Abingdon.”

Kaspersky Lab supplies award-winning product for homes and business users, with the Kaspersky Open Space Security suite recently winning the prestigious SC Magazine Award for Security Product of the Year 2009.

Tuck adds: “Not only is Kaspersky Lab getting bigger in the UK, it is becoming ever more innovative in the products it brings to market and the service and support it provides to its resellers and distributors to help them to succeed.”

Members of the media are invited to attend the official opening of the new head office as special guests of Kaspersky Lab. The ceremony will take place on the morning of Tuesday 16th June 2009 and attendance is by invitation only. To register your interest in attending please contact: kasperskylabpr@mccint.com.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the largest antivirus company in Europe. It delivers some of the world’s most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing, and spam. The Company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and one of the industry’s fastest outbreak response times for home users, SMBs, large enterprises and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky® technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of the industry’s leading IT security solution providers. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com. For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.

About Milton Park

Milton Park is one of Europe’s largest multi-use business estates with more than 165 organisations employing in excess of 6,500 workers. The site has an environmentally friendly approach to development and Kaspersky Lab’s new office has been designed to surpass the requirements of the current building regulations. This will reduce the carbon footprint of the building and reduce the overall running costs.

Environmental features at Milton Park include:

  • Low energy, down-flow displacement air conditioning system;
  • Increased floor to ceiling heights, which improves the amount of daylight and the air quality;
  • Rainwater harvesting – with the water used for toilet flushing;
  • The introduction of solar control glass in the windows to reduce heat gain;
  • Solar-powered water heating, with collectors mounted on the roof.