Digital First enables Ricardo to “open 2900 new offices”

Digital First enables Ricardo to “open 2900 new offices”
Ricardo CEO, Dave Shemmans
25 March 2020

Digital First strategy enables Ricardo to open 2900 new offices

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lock-down across Asia, Europe and North America, Ricardo’s investment in a ‘digital first’ strategy is enabling us to to deliver business-as-usual service to our clients

With the continued spread of Coronavirus, our highest priority is in protecting the health, safety and well-being of employees, customers and other commercial partners. We aim to do our utmost to help limit the spread of the virus in the communities in which we are located and where our employees live.

To this end, we fully support the efforts of governments around the world to ‘flatten the curve’ of epidemic to promote the best health outcomes for the communities affected. 

At the same time, we have been implementing a ‘digital first’ strategy’ that is committed to ensuring that our services  continue with the minimum possible interruption. 

“Almost all of our employees around the world whose work enables them to operate remotely, are now able to operate from home using lap tops and secure internet connections,” says our Chief Executive Officer, Dave Shemmans, “while those operating our state of the art test facilities remain in operation by staff adhering to strict social distancing guidelines". 

"This digital first, distributed delivery business model enables us to continue developing and providing game-changing technology for our customers. As of today, in effect we have opened 2,900 'new' Ricardo offices in the homes of our employees. In this way we are both fully supporting the continued efforts of the nations in which we operate to suppress the spread of the Coronavirus, while also ensuring that our world-class team is able to continue to deliver on its efforts to create a cleaner and more sustainable future for us all.”

Picture: Dave Shemmans, CEO, Ricardo plc