We were delighted this past week to welcome the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to our head office. Matt Hancock MP was the guest speaker at a Fintech Central event which we sponsored and hosted, and before taking the podium he was thrilled to have the opportunity to tour our office and meet our staff.
The day started with David Harrison, our Managing Partner, introducing Matt to our investment team. He then showed him our awards cabinet, where we recently added our second European Business Of The Year Award. Matt was impressed at the success we have had, and he congratulated us on the recognition we have achieved.
Next up was a visit to our development team, based in our Innovation Hub. Dianne Pattison, our Digital Deliver Manager, explained to Matt how we have developed technology such as impulseSave® to make investing more accessible and straight-forward for everyone. She explained how hiring locally from universities, and helping young people progress in their careers here, has been key to our successes.
The Fintech Central event further explained how we’ve used technology to innovate finance. Daniel Harrison, Senior Partner at True Potential, opened the show by demonstrating how impulseSave® works.
Closing the event, Matt Hancock commented how amazing it is to see fintech and innovation replacing traditional industries in the north east of England. He tweeted after the event to say “Great to speak at True Potential, supporting their groundbreaking work in financial services. One of many brilliant success stories of the North’s rejuvenation #NorthernPowerhouse.”
Matt also used the event to take part in a Q and A session. He spoke passionately about what can be achieved when we have the ambition to work hard. It was a truly inspiring event, and our privilege to host such a senior member of government at our head office.
You can watch the full event at the True Potential YouTube Channel.