Set in the heart of Manchester’s financial and business district, the new HQ immerses VST Enterprises in a growing innovative community. Manchester has been seen as somewhat of a start-up hub, with businesses possessing a strong political support for the growth of the city.
Mancunian, founder and CEO, Louis-James is a primary supporter of initiatives that help under-supported businesses find a platform for contacts, investment and growth. He has chosen the city as his base to team up with global partners and fully utilise the immense capabilities of his cutting-edge authentication technology, VCode®.
Speaking about the office move, Louis-James commented: “It’s a really exciting time for our business – we’ve seen very strong growth in the last year, with new clients and a host of applications for VCode®. We’ve expanded rapidly too, opening new hubs in a number of lucrative markets around the world: Hong Kong, South Africa and Armenia.
“With this move, we’re looking forward to building on our successes of 2017 to further extend our reach in the New Year, while also cementing our footprint on our home city. With creativity drew from our dynamic workspace, to the connections made through our new neighbours, we’re in good stead to transform how the world thinks about cybersecurity from our favourite Northern city.”
The new HQ, managed by WeWork, brings a slice of London to Manchester and connects a worldwide network of creative workspaces. The company’s private suite provides room for 32 people, offering plenty of capacity for its budding UK team, and, in addition to break-out areas and meeting rooms, the building boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with striking views across Hardman’s Square.
The move follows a number of key developments for the company over the past 12 months. Led by Louis-James – who has had a fruitful year in his own right, shortlisted as Entrepreneur of the Year for numerous awards – 2017 has seen VST Enterprises open offices in every continent around the globe.