York tech firm becomes Northern Powerhouse partner
Technology developer Netsells has become a member of the government’s Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme in recognition of their contributions to the north’s growing technology sector.
Joining a network of over 300 partners, Netsells has pledged to continue investing in technology research and development, alongside creating and supporting high-wage, high-skills jobs in the region.
Specialising in the development of complex platforms and digital products, the company has seen turnover increase by more than 500 per cent in two years and now employs over 50 full-time staff members in their York-based HQ.
This rapid expansion is a result of a number of high-profile client wins and ongoing partnerships with companies including Uber, Hiscox and Trainline.
Netsells has also recently launched a Ventures division which has resulted in successful partnerships with some of the UK’s most promising startups, including YourParkingSpace and Railguard.
Brannan Coady, CEO of Netsells, said: “We are delighted to become a Northern Powerhouse Partner organisation and play our part in developing a resilient and high-growth local economy.
“We’re also proud to demonstrate that the north can compete on a global scale with areas such as Silicon Valley in terms of attracting talent and investment.”
Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, the Rt Hon Jake Berry, MP added: “Netsells share our ambition for the North to compete on a global level so I am delighted to welcome them on board as our latest Northern Powerhouse Partner.
“They are creating good jobs in the north, supporting new businesses to be at the forefront of the digital economy and attracting investment from world-leading brands.
“We have invested £145.9m across Yorkshire from the Local Growth Fund and by working with Netsells and our growing network of over 300 partners we’re levelling up the whole Northern Powerhouse as we look to a prosperous future when we leave the EU.”