Questers accelerates the strategic expansion plans to Sofia of News UK, the group behind some of the most powerful media brands in the English-speaking world, such as The Times, The Sun and The Sunday Times.
The expansion of News UK into Bulgaria in partnership with Questers demonstrates the value of the Bulgarian market for UK digital innovation and continues to strengthen UK-Bulgarian bilateral ties.
Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Bulgaria Emma Hopkins OBE
The Times, a premium British brand, has a two hundred year history and is recognized all over the world. The newspaper has constantly evolved and now - with the rapid increase in digital consumption - the importance of innovation is stronger than ever.
Today’s readers access information in various ways. Digital is emerging as a dominant force, distributing rich and interactive content across multiple platforms. Having this in mind the technology division of News UK has undertaken a major programme to transform the tech stack that has evolved from the print editions to a new scalable and efficient platform. This platform will support the work of the media’s digital editors, corresponding to the requirements of its readers and their evolving models of content consumption.
We have a hugely ambitious roadmap ahead of us. By utilising cutting edge technologies we will transform the way that we concept, test and deliver fantastic and engaging digital products to our audience.
Paul Wilson, Programme and Portfolio Director News UK
The rapid expansion of this programme requires a reliable ally to ensure the smooth and swift growth of the software development team. Questers was chosen as a strategic partner for these crucial operations due to its proven background and expertise in supporting tech organisations in building, managing and integrating multi-location dedicated technology teams.
This strategic partnership will support the establishment and future growth of the development team of News UK in Bulgaria. The team will assist the digital transformation of the company to develop the digital platform in line with their business goals.
Questers has proven as the leading accelerator of fully integrated tech capacity in the region, bringing exciting opportunities to software engineers. Keeping Bulgaria on the world’s IT and innovation map is a result of multi-year efforts of all stakeholders to develop talent and create high-performing and globally connected ecosystem.
Alexander Drangajov, Questers CEO
To build NewsUK’s exceptional team we are now looking for outstanding software engineers keen to work with some of the latest technologies such as React Native, React Native Web and GraphQL and are ready to impact the way modern media works and information is consumed.