As noted earlier by BlackBerry COO Marty Beard, BlackBerry has now opened up their new European headquarters in Maidenhead. BlackBerry now occupies three floors of the Pearce Building in the town centre. Although no official announcement came from BlackBerry about the operations, Maidenhead Council did send out a press release welcoming the company.

Councillor Simon Dudley, leader of the council, said:

We are delighted to welcome BlackBerry to Maidenhead. Maidenhead is on the move and BlackBerry's arrival is a great step forward in our vision of achieving the dynamic future the town deserves as we build a borough for everyone.

Florian Bienvenu, senior vice president, enterprise sales EMEA at BlackBerry, said:

We are excited about the move and delighted that we will have our European operations in Maidenhead. Over the years BlackBerry has remained committed to the UK, not just as a key market globally but also as our gateway to Europe, and Maidenhead is offering us an excellent business environment.

Right now, it is not known how many employees the Maidenhead operations will employ but as noted by Beard, building momentum in the region is critical to BlackBerry.

Council welcomes BlackBerry to Maidenhead

The Royal Borough is pleased to welcome BlackBerry Limited, a global software leader in securing, connecting and mobilising enterprises, as they move their European headquarters to Maidenhead.

The company now occupies three floors of the Pearce Building in the town centre.

Cllr Simon Dudley, leader of the council, said: "We are delighted to welcome BlackBerry to Maidenhead".

"Maidenhead is on the move and BlackBerry's arrival is a great step forward in our vision of achieving the dynamic future the town deserves as we build a borough for everyone."

Florian Bienvenu, senior vice president, enterprise sales EMEA at BlackBerry, said:

"We are excited about the move and delighted that we will have our European operations in Maidenhead. Over the years BlackBerry has remained committed to the UK, not just as a key market globally but also as our gateway to Europe, and Maidenhead is offering us an excellent business environment."

Cllr Jack Rankin, cabinet member for economic development and property, added: "This is an important milestone for Maidenhead and the council members and officers who worked with BlackBerry to successfully broker the deal. "BlackBerry is the latest 'big name' to come to town, joining Maersk, Adobe 3, Tesla and Alnylam as well as the retailers opening in Maidenhead – H&M, Smiggle, Pandora and Paperchase."

Cllr David Evans, principal member for Maidenhead regeneration, said: "As we continue with the regeneration of the town this will further enhance our reputation as a high tech location of choice and I look forward to welcoming more big names in the future."

BlackBerry is going through an exciting transformation and is no longer about the smartphone, but the smart in the phone and in cars and containers, medical devices and wearables, consumer appliances and industrial machinery, and ultimately the entire enterprise.

Source: Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead