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Nexus shines spotlight on Leeds at FinTech North International Trade Mission

Chelsea Hardy

Chelsea Hardy, Nexus engagement manager at the University of ’ new £40m innovation centre, has shone the spotlight on , as part of the FinTech North International Trade Mission.

The three-day event, planned by the Department of International Trade (DIT) and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), saw 20 FinTech scale-ups from the Baltic and Nordic regions, visit three of the north’s major economic regions – Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool.

Chelsea, who joined Nexus last month from J.P. Morgan’s FinTech team, highlighted the strengths of the , particularly in terms of supporting high growth start-up and scale-up companies.

Chelsea said: “The trade mission enabled us to demonstrate the many benefits Leeds has to offer the sector, especially to businesses who are looking to leverage research expertise to accelerate growth.

“With a strong financial services presence, a booming tech sector, and world class research and development capabilities at our universities, Leeds has a major opportunity to drive Fintech innovation and growth. Having worked with numerous financial start-ups on their journey from idea to conception, I truly believe that emerging technologies can transform the future of finance.”

Based in a brand new £40m building on the University campus, Nexus will feature state-of-the-art facilities including office and lab space, collaboration areas, event and meeting space and a dedicated team who will be responsible for facilitating productive working partnerships and collaborations.

Connecting businesses to the University’s world-class research and facilities and talent, Nexus will give businesses a competitive edge in a dynamic market.

 

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