Utterberry chooses Leeds City Region as the location from which to develop and deploy their world-renowned smart technology
A technology giant, responsible for ensuring safety on some of the world’s largest infrastructure projects, is set to create 800 jobs in Leeds.
16 July 2021
Sir Roger Marsh OBE DL, Chair Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and NP11 said:
“Utterberry is one of the most exciting and cutting-edge tech scale-ups in the UK and has chosen Leeds City Region as the location from which to develop and deploy their world-renowned smart technology. The LEP has backed Utterberry from the start, providing ongoing support to ensure their decision to invest here is a success. In a move that demonstrates the attractiveness of the region to global tech entrepreneurs, it is a clear signal of the economic resilience and recovery of our region.”
“Using blockchain technology, machine learning and artificial intelligence, the technology Utterberry creates is exported across the world. Their artificial-intelligent wireless smart sensor systems are having wide-reaching applications across global transport infrastructure, health tech, security and tourism and agriculture.”
“It goes without saying that I am absolutely delighted to welcome Utterberry to Leeds, in a move that will catapult the region into a new frontier, as home as one of the most exciting global tech start-ups in the world right now.”
Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire said:
“As the first female metro mayor in the country, I am proud to welcome Utterberry - led by Heba Bevan, who is one of the most prominent female tech entrepreneurs in the world - to Leeds.
“My manifesto commitment to position West Yorkshire as the home for the tech and digital industry with access to skills, training and jobs that are fair and equitable is one step closer today. With Heba at the helm, Utterberry will create 800 jobs to benefit local communities and further strengthen West Yorkshire’s role as a digital superpower.
“I am confident that my pledges on skills, digital, better transport, creativity and support for business will continue to help us become an even greater magnet for future investments like these.”
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