Leeds reputation in digital and tech sector grows with UtterBerry investment in the City
UtterBerry a provider of Artificially Intelligent wireless smart sensor systems for infrastructure monitoring and the development of Smart Cities is setting up a manufacturing and innovation hub in Leeds creating 800 jobs.
The site in Soverign street will be used to design and produce UtterBerry’s new contactless Covid-19 sympton scanners and hopes to be operating by the end of the year.
Founder and chief executive Heba Bevan said:
“What attracted me to Leeds was I knew there was a huge amount of talent around Yorkshire because you have got amazing universities,”
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak called the investment “fantastic news for Leeds”
Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council’s executive member for economy, culture and education, said: “We are delighted to be able to welcome Heba Bevan and her world-class technology business to Leeds. The city already has a thriving digital and tech sector and UtterBerry’s arrival can only strengthen our reputation as a great place for businesses working in the field to locate, collaborate and grow”.
UtterBerry was founded by Heba Bevan in 2013 as a spin-out from Cambridge University. It is based in London, where it designs and develops its own hardware and software technologies. Its Smart sensors are all manufactured within the UK and exported throughout the World.