Efficient Frontiers International Ltd (EFI), the managed services and operations provider, today announced the further expansion of their service centre in Leeds City Centre and a new partnership with the Northern Powerhouse.

EFI, which partners with large corporate and retail banking clients across the UK and Europe to deliver financial crime prevention and efficient operational support, has been accepted as a member of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse Partnership Programme. Demonstrating its commitment to promoting the strengths of the North and supporting the Northern economy and Northern Powerhouse initiative.

Since launching in 2017, EFI has grown substantially, with a presence in both the UK and mainland Europe, the majority of EFI’s team will now be based in Leeds. EFI is planning to invest in growth further, recruiting up to 50 additional staff, in order to fulfil its ambition of becoming an industry leader in the Managed Services Operations sector, and a robust Northern Powerhouse Partner.

Neil Tansley, EFI’s CEO, comments:
“We were delighted to choose Leeds as the location of our service centre. Providing high value jobs amongst the wealth of expertise in the Northern region. With both a fantastic network of highly skilled companies and access to huge pool of talented people, at every level, Leeds was an obvious choice.

“The North is an ideal location to attract and develop real talent. EFI has developed a structured graduate scheme, which allows our talent to develop their professional and soft skills at every step of the way, as they become future leaders of our organisation.”

With so many Fintech companies setting up across Leeds and Manchester, in addition to traditional banks, EFI will be joined by a strong network of partners, who all recognise the enormous potential that the region can bring to the UK’s economy. EFI will continue to add value to the powerhouse by supporting the talent and organisations across the North and beyond.

Minister of State for the Northern Powerhouse, the Rt Hon Jake Berry MP, said:
“I’m thrilled to welcome the EFI team to the Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme. As they increase their commitment to the North with their new Leeds Service Centre, they are well placed to support our shared vision of creating a thriving and prosperous Northern Powerhouse economy.

“As experts in complex regulatory and business environments, I’m also looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together in furthering the global connections of the Northern Powerhouse as we prepare to leave the EU on the 31st October.”