Within a few minutes’ drive of the M4 motorway in south east wales, Springboard, Llantarnam Park, Cwmbran has been home to a community of high tech, high growth start-ups since 2006.
Recently, the centre has welcomed a number of new tenants including technology consultancy, Arthurly; Broadband for rural communities specialists, Broadway; and the UK’s fastest growing electronic point of sale and hospitality management software provider, Newbridge Software who have moved from Treforest.
Stephen Carwardine, Operations Manager at Newbridge Software said, “Over the last few years not only have we expanded the team but our client base has widened to include Wales and the rest of the UK, including for example independent hospitality and tourism businesses in the west country. Our new home, Springboard, is the ideal base for us to build on the team and the business infrastructure as well as further develop our bespoke software solutions. Its location provides very easy access to major travel routes.”
Local Torfaen resident Stuart Arthur, having held a number of senior leadership roles within the digital technology sector, set up Arthurly in September 2018 and initially worked on site with clients. With clients in Wales, London, and globally, Arthurly specialises in digital transformation, enterprise software design and development, and product innovation. The move to Springboard will, Stuart said, “provide the flexibility needed and support our continued expansion and growth. It’s also invigorating to be based in a place where there are like minded businesses and professionals.”
Marc Edwards, Sales Director at Broadway said, “With strong ambition to expand our current Monmouthshire network across Wales, Broadway were looking to open up our first office in Wales. Springboard’s easy access to Monmouthshire, the rail network and motorways with an easy to deal with attitude by those that work here made Springboard the perfect launch pad for our Journey across Wales.”
Gaynor Wakeling, Business Support Manager at Torfaen Economy & Enterprise said, “We have a fabulous facility here at Springboard which is dedicated to providing excellent incubation services for high tech growth businesses. Given the acceleration of the tech industry in south Wales, Springboard is ideally placed to help nurture and support this sector.”
Councillor Richard Clark, Deputy Leader & Executive Member for Economy, Skills and Regeneration at Torfaen Council said “I am delighted that Springboard has welcomed three new tenants recently and I am sure they will thrive at the centre. I wish them all the very best.”
Springboard offers nearly 2,500 sq metres of modern, high quality space over 3 floors along with access to the building’s internet line. The building has 35 business units of varying sizes along with hot desk options, meeting facilities, a boardroom and break out areas. Tenants also have access to bike storage, shower room, communal kitchens and free parking.
Business support services include a fully staffed reception facility and an on- site management team.
For further information contact the Springboard team at Torfaen Economy & Enterprise.
Telephone: 01633 647800
Posted on: Friday 21st February 2020