Government digitization strategy Minister inspired by visit to dotmailer

Cabinet Minister Matt Hancock, who’s set to keynote at the 2016 Croydon Tech City launch event, drops by to see a business at the heart of London’s fastest-growing tech startup cluster.

Matt’s remit includes public sector reform and the digital transformation of government. Part of this involves meeting and collaborating with tech entrepreneurs, to get inspiration on how the UK’s digital revolution can be taken to the next level.

The Croydon Tech City initiative champions tech businesses, skills and opportunities in this part of South London, where dotmailer opened its first base in 1999. So it’s only natural that Matt would want to pay a visit to No. 1 Croydon and meet the tech team behind the UK’s number one email marketing platform.

Matt meets the dotmailer team


As well as Matt’s presentation, the launch event will see the management team of Croydon Tech City unveiling their plans for 2016. Croydon is already home to more than 1,000 startups, and thanks to the work of CTC founders Jonny Rose, Nigel Dias, Simon Tomes and Sarah Luxford, the area is set to thrive over the next 12 months as an affordable alternative to the likes of Old Street and Canada Square.

We’re excited to be at the center of South London’s ‘Silicon Valley’, where we’ve a team of creatives and specialist developers, and can’t wait to see what 2016 brings.

“dotmailer has been a supporter of Croydon Tech City’s bid to become the ‘Silicon Valley of South London’ from the very beginning. From speaking regularly at schools for our Future Tech City initiative to providing tech mentorship and fledgling startups, Tink, Simon and the rest of the dotmailer family embody the best of Croydon and the borough’s burgeoning tech community.” – Jonny Rose (Founder, Croydon Tech City)

“Croydon has a special place in my heart,” said Tink Taylor, Co-founder and President of dotmailer.

“I was born and bred in the area, and the concept of dotmailer was conceived by myself and co-founder, Simon Bird, in a local pub. It’s great to see tech startups embracing the entrepreneurial spirit of Croydon and I’m excited to see what the future holds.”

Visit the Croydon Tech City website to find out more.

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