Twitter ups UK drive as boss relocates to accelerate office rollout

Twitter is poised to open a new office in London, following the relocation of Tony Wang, a senior Twitter executive from its head office in San Francisco, to “get Twitter started in the UK”.

Wang, whose biography on Twitter states that he works at Twitter “doing deals”, has been tweeting about his move to the UK, over the weekend. Twitter started recruiting staff in the UK in February, and is currently looking for an account executive, communications manager, sales account manager, and business development manager. In November last year, Twitter announced it would launch its ad platform, which serves products including Promoted Tweets and Promoted Trends in the UK, at the start of 2011. It also emerged it was hunting for a London-based sales house for Europe.

The move to the UK comes as Twitter faces legal action brought by a Premier league footballer after its users used the site to breach super injunctions.