The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is to invest in the future of “home grown” businesses in a move that promises to reduce its £100m-a-year reliance on multinational IT firms. The Swansea-based agency has announced plans to inject a six-figure sum, plus time and talent, into South Wales’s digital economy, which is home to an increasing number of software companies including Hoowla, our conveyancing case management software.
Adam Curtis, co-founder of Techhub and CEO here at Hoowla (pictured below on the left) said the DVLA’s investment will “fly the flag” for the future of British technology firms. Adam added: “The overall vision of TechHub Swansea is to develop a strong cluster of technology driven companies in the Swansea Bay City Region and be one of the main areas of employment. Having the support of DVLA is really important for Swansea. DVLA is one of the largest employers in the city and its commitment to building local developer talent only strengthens Swansea’s status as Wales’ tech city.”
Oliver Morley, Chief Executive of DVLA (pictured below on the right) said “There is no question whatsoever that Britain generally, and Swansea in particular, is home to some of the most talented software developers in the world”.
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