Posted on August 3, 2016 by staff

MPD Group CEO confirmed for ‘meet the disrupters’


MPD Group CEO David Grimes has been confirmed as a speaker at BusinessCloud’s ‘meet the disrupters’ event.

Technology disruptors are turning the business world on its head and BusinessCloud will host a breakfast event on the subject on September 15th in Manchester.

Sectors as diverse as retail, healthcare, finance, education, recruitment, law, hospitality and holidays are undergoing fundamental change.

Uber, Netflix, Skype, Spotify, WhatsApp and Airbnb are perfect examples of tech companies that have driven a coach and horses through their respective industries.

Grimes is one such dynamic entrepreneur who recognised how tech could help him scale up his business.

His MPD Group created Electio, the Delivery Management Platform (DMP) for e-commerce businesses.

It also previously developed the software that powers the multi-award winning My Parcel Delivery, the consumer and SME parcel delivery comparison website.

MPD has raised £6.5 million in funding since 2013 while Grimes was shortlisted in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015.

‘Meet the disrupters’ will look at which sectors are ripe for disruption next and will be speaking to some of the companies hoping to change the business landscape forever.

It will be chaired by BusinessCloud editor and award-winning journalist Chris Maguire.

BusinessCloud recently spoke with Paul Haydock, who co-founded  with Grimes, about his start-up DueCourse.