Social media referral firm moves to Nottingham

Last updated on: April 5, 2017, Author: Editorial Team

London social media for events company has moved into Accelerate Places Nottingham, an East Midlands hub for growing tech businesses.

Gleanin uses social media to drive attendance up at large-scale exhibitions and conferences.

Ajay Mathur Gleanin - TechSparxOne of its founders, Ajay Mathur, has opened the office at Accelerate Places and will work alongside like-minded businesses aiming to scale-up. He also believes Nottingham can offer a better quality of life than the capital.

“I’m surrounded by companies at a similar stage to ours and have interesting conversations on a daily basis,” he said.

“London is one of the world’s great cities and it has a big tech community. But it’s not so great when you have a young family – it’s expensive and my wife and I were starting to get worried about schools.

Mark Sanders, chief executive of Accelerate Places, added: “We launched Accelerate Places Nottingham based on the success we have enjoyed with a similar model in Hammersmith, London, where the next generation of scale-up businesses can come together to exploit the potential of the digital revolution.

“Gleanin’s presence here is a perfect example of what co-working space is about. It’s got exactly the kind of stimulating environment that these businesses look for, but it’s in a city which is much better value and much more liveable than London.”

Gleanin has already worked with shows such as BETT, RBTE and EventTechLive.

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