New investment lands in Telford

At a time when businesses are facing such challenges and there are so many sad news stories about business closures, Telford & Wrekin Council is delighted to be able to welcome two ambitious new business investments to the borough.

Urbansoftech is a start-up software development company that has registered in the UK from Croatia.   It has ambitious plans for growth and is focussing on empowering live audience dependent industries like the conference, sports, entertainment and hospitality sectors to restart through a mobile access approval service; this will help re-start live-audience participation, so important for well-being.   Urbansoftech  has opened at the E-Innovation Centre at the University of Wolverhampton Telford Campus.

Working with the Council’s Business Support Team, Tim Luft, a Telford techpreneur, CEO of Virtual Reality Simulation Systems is the digital ‘Dealmaker’ for the Department of International Trade Global Entrepreneur Programme  and was instrumental in introducing Urbansoftech to the many benefits of moving to Telford.     In keeping with Telford & Wrekin Council’s business winning and business supporting approach, the Council’s business support team have stepped in to help with advice, guidance and signposting to a whole range of help to make their start up in Telford go well.

Urbansoftech MD Antun Šunjić said:  “With the help of Tim Luft and the team at Telford & Wrekin Council our arrival and setting up in Telford has gone smoothly, meaning we can focus now on growing our business quickly.  The support available, the central location and skilled workforce are just some of the reasons for our decision to grow our business here”.

Reflecting Telford’s strengths in manufacturing, Stoke on Trent based Midway have opened a new site in Telford on Hortonwood. Specialising in high-tech electrical and mechanical assembly Midway have impressive growth plans aiming to recruit around 20-30 new staff in the next 18 months.

With the help of the Council’s business support team, Midway have secured a grant for almost £60,000 from the current European Funding Programme which will result in new jobs being created.

Midway MD Phil Harper said:  “The assistance of Telford & Wrekin Council has been invaluable and they have moved quickly to identify and help us secure grant funding that will make a real difference to our business growth.  Telford’s importance as a centre for high value advanced manufacturing and access to supply chain has made it the obvious choice for our expansion”.

Cllr David Wright, Telford & Wrekin Cabinet Member for Economy, Housing, Transport & Infrastructure said: “We are delighted to welcome Midway and Urbansoftech to Telford and their arrival is great news given all the challenges that are facing businesses at the moment. We are pleased that through our business supporting approach we have been able to help them with landing support and look forward to helping them further to establish and grow their businesses in Telford”.

For business support enquiries contact the Enterprise Telford team at Telford & Wrekin Council on 01952 567589.