By Daniel Hunter
Wales Office minister Alun Cairns has announced plans to extend the Cardiff tech hub to encourage more tech start-ups and budding entrepreneurs to join to current group.
Already one of the fastest growing tech clusters in the UK, office space for Cardiff will benefit from a further 7,000 sq. ft of office space.
Wales Office Minister Alun Cairns said: "The digital sector in Wales is growing rapidly - creating jobs, boosting economic growth and confirming our position as a hub of technology excellence. Innovative tech start-ups are at the heart of this growth and the majority of these stem from collaborative communities of entrepreneurs. Now is the time to shine the spotlight on this exciting technology cluster that is transforming Wales’s digital economy.”
During the trip to Cardiff, Mr Cairns visited IndyCube, a co-working space that offer micro-businesses and new start-ups an environment where they can network, learn from peers and develop their business for a low price. IndyCube is a Community Interest Company which sees all the money they make reinvested into developing the co-working community.
IndyCube founder Mark Hooper said: "Our Trade Street site is fast becoming our most popular location. Being close to the centre of Cardiff and Central station it is understandable.
"Add to that lots of other fresh thinking businesses nearby and you get that rare mix where individuals and businesses can thrive."