13 Jun 2022 - 2 minutes to read
With a long history in financial services, tens of thousands of customers across the UK and 79% owned by a charity, the Hodge Foundation, Hodge has a growing association with innovative technology, so their latest partnership with Tramshed Tech comes as no surprise.
Since 2016, Tramshed Tech has become a hub for tech, digital and creative industries and sits at the heart of the start-up scene in Wales. With partners across the UK and Europe including Google for Startups, Geovation, Cardiff University, Siemens, Microsoft and international partners such as Guinness Enterprise Centre in Ireland and Airbus, Thales and St. Quentin-en-Yvelines (SQY) in France. With this roster of strategic partners, Hodge is clearly in good company.
Recently, Hodge has invested in a number of high-growth Welsh companies. These investments include Yoello, a multi-award winning FinTech start-up that allows businesses to accept mobile payments through their open banking payment technology. And, alongside Legal & General Capital (Legal & General), Hodge have announced their multimillion-pound investment into Sero Technologies (‘Sero’), a net zero enabler on a mission to reduce emissions within the residential housing sector.
The growth of such exciting investments in Wales is mirrored in Tramshed Tech’s scaling member base. Amongst Tramshed Tech’s 1000+ members, several scaling businesses have experienced significant growth in recent years including BJSS, AMPLYFI and PureCyber. Hodge and Tramshed Tech have developed a scaling space on Floor Five, One Central Square, Cardiff to house and support Wales’ high growth Cyber, Data and AI companies in their next phase of growth.
A full list of companies forming part of the scaling space is going to be announced shortly with confirmation expected in June 2022.
David Landen, CEO Hodge said,
"Our partnership with Tramshed Tech has already offered us some great opportunities. Creating this scaling space to support some innovative tech scale-ups can only create more of them for both the Hodge team and Tramshed Tech. Hodge is continuing its digital transformation and having some of Welsh tech’s most exciting start-ups sharing office space is a real privilege."
With Louise Harris, CEO and Co-Founder of Tramshed Tech saying,
"We are delighted to be able to take on our new growth space in One Central Square and to continue our exciting partnership with Hodge, with whom we have worked closely over a number of years to grow the tech scene in Wales. This prestigious location will allow us to continue to host some of our leading high-growth scaling companies and develop the wider tech eco-system and help to further build the Welsh digital economy."