Software specialist Cyferd selects Leicester for new head office and AI research hub HQ
Software specialist Cyferd has set up a new head office and AI research hub in the grade-II listed historic former Fielding Johnson Hospital building on Regent Road, close to the city centre and Leicester’s two universities.
As the company continues to develop, it is committed to encouraging the next generation of tech pioneers by starting outreach programmes with primary and secondary schools to encourage interest in STEM subjects and careers in tech. As part of this, the move to the new Leicester HQ will also help the company to continue its commitment to providing employment opportunities for local people and contributing to Leicester’s growing technology sector.
Ranjit Bahia, founder and chief executive, commented: “Our vision is to bring together the brightest and best minds from all corners of the country in our new AI R&D facility. We aim to inspire the youth of Leicester and the UK, and show them that they could have a bright future ahead in the world of tech at our Leicester hub.”
Leicester City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said: “I’m very pleased that Cyferd has chosen to make its head office in Leicester, thereby joining what is the largest cluster of creative and digital businesses outside London. With two local universities at the forefront of design and technology on their doorstep, they certainly have a wealth of local talent to recruit from, and I welcome their commitment to developing local educational and job opportunities in this exciting sector.”