Sidetrade is delighted to announce it has joined techUK, the UK’s foremost trade body for the tech industry. techUK membership is part of Sidetrade’s wider growth strategy.
Mark Sheldon, CTO of Sidetrade, said:
I’m very excited to be involved with techUK and to have more opportunities to share our AI expertise. We’re scaling up rapidly, and techUK has just what we need for growth: a highly stimulating environment for technical creativity. We look forward to enriching techUK with new business, new technology, and new jobs”.
Sidetrade hopes that promising men and women from continental Europe and beyond will continue to come and work in Britain. UK businesses deserve the best minds at home and from abroad.
The AI-firm announced a £30 million AI investment plan focused on R&D, innovation and tech skills. Sidetrade also nurtures local talent with its tuition-free Code Academy.
Sidetrade has offices across Europe, including its London office opened in 2012, and opened its first tech hub in Birmingham last week. Spearheading the company’s R&D in the field of AI, this hub aims become a reference point in terms of sharing knowledge and skills. It enables data scientists, developers and engineers to collaborate in a wide range of fields, such as product development, research, training and customer engagement. The outreach of the Tech hub is regional, national and international.
Julian David, CEO of techUK, commented:
The UK is a global leader in Artificial Intelligence. We are pleased to see Sidetrade will be joining us on this path. Its investment is a sure sign that the UK, and Birmingham in particular, is an attractive place for AI businesses who are ambitious to scale and make a difference to innovation, business, and jobs.”
techUK and Sidetrade are working together to bring value to the technology ecosystem, and keep the UK at the forefront of innovation. This is another important step forward in Sidetrade’s engagement with the UK tech community.
Sue Daley, Associate director of Technology & Innovation, at techUK, said:
We are happy to welcome Sidetrade, a European company backing the UK’s thriving AI sector. We appreciate the work of Sidetrade’s Code Academy launched in 2019, and its new Birmingham tech hub. We look forward to working closely with the Sidetrade team to ensure a positive impact on our community.”
Public authorities at national and European level are committed to developing a bold new ecosystem to enable UK and EU tech companies to compete globally. Sidetrade is fully in line with this perspective. Sidetrade is very involved in the development of AI in Europe, with ongoing exchanges and cooperation between its data science team and the academic world.
techUK works with its 850 members to identify and advance innovation in the key markets representing the most significant opportunities for growth, both domestically and internationally. Furthermore, techUK helps companies broaden their networks, build connections and deepen relationships with stakeholders. Some of Sidetrade’s clients are also members of techUK, including Inmarsat, NCC, Expedia, and KPMG.
In addition to techUK ,Sidetrade is a member of Tech’in France, the main French IT software association. Tech’in France is committed to promoting the sector’s strategic role in the economy, as well as creating opportunities for dialogue and sharing inside the tech ecosystem.