April 12, 2018

Thomson Reuters Celebrates 10 Years in Exmouth 

Anniversary celebrations mark 10 years since Thomson Reuters acquired Digita Software 

Exmouth, UK – Thomson Reuters in Exmouth celebrated a very special anniversary in the most Devon-like fashion – the delivery of locally sourced fish and chips and a gift to each member of staff in celebration of 10 years since Digita Software joined Thomson Reuters.

First starting life as a home-based business back in 1986, Digita is a South West success story providing award-winning accounting software to accountants. The business was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2008 securing major investment for growth.

In the last 10 years as part of Thomson Reuters, Digita has more than doubled its staff numbers, grown its business four-fold and enjoyed major investment into its Digita accountancy software to enable it to launch new cloud-based products and grow its customer base.  Now part of the Tax & Accounting division of Thomson Reuters that employs 6,000 people worldwide, Digita continues to have a strong presence in the South West – employing 150 people in its Exeter and Exmouth offices based at The Senate, Exeter, and Liverton Business Park in Exmouth.

Andrew Flanagan, Managing Director of Accounting Firms Software EMEA, oversaw the Digita acquisition and is based in Exmouth.  Andrew said: “We’ve experienced exceptional growth over the last 10 years and I’m very proud of our team here in Exmouth and Exeter.  We have the advantage of being part of a global business but with great autonomy and our close-knit Digita culture very much intact.

“We don’t often take a moment to reflect and celebrate our successes, but today is such a day to enjoy and say thanks to everyone that has been part of our journey so far and the journey to come.”

Its location in the South West, with offices in Exmouth and Exeter, continues to attract staff to the business working across software development and testing, sales, marketing, finance, customer support, training and operations.

Candice Hardman, Senior Account Manager joined Thomson Reuters in Exmouth in 2015 after relocating from London.  A University of Exeter graduate, she was lured back to the South West saying “One of the reasons I was attracted to joining Thomson Reuters was its willingness to create a quality work-life balance which shows a true respect for employees.  It’s also fantastic to be part of such an international and well-renowned company based in a beautiful part of the world.”

Most recently, Thomson Reuters has picked up numerous awards in recognition of the quality of its Digita products and customer service, including two Software Satisfaction Awards: Software Excellence Pioneer and Making Tax Digital Software of the Year – publicly acknowledging the company’s contribution to the accounting profession and client satisfaction.

For more information, visit Digita software for accountants and tax practitioners.

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