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Solihull Firm To Play Key Role At Birmingham Tech Week

Ahead of Birmingham Tech Week, a fast-growing Solihull technology company is set to play a key role in the proceedings with a focus on diversity and inclusion.

Wise, one of the Midlands’ fastest-growing firms, will be playing a key role in Birmingham Tech Week, which is the UK’s largest regional technology festival, and takes place between the 10th and 14th of October. 

As proud sponsors of Digital Skills Day on the 13th October, Wise will be heavily involved throughout the day. Firstly, James Orton, the company’s CPTO and Hannah Jarrad, Head of People and Culture, will be delivering a presentation on how firms can scale-up with technology talent in the Midlands.

Following this, there will be a Women in Tech roundtable looking at how businesses and individuals can make changes to help address the gender imbalance currently seen throughout the UK technology industry. Finally, the day will be wrapped up with ‘Talk, Tech & Tipple’, an evening drinks event in collaboration with School of Code at The Button Factory in the Jewellery Quarter.

James Orton, CPTO at Wise, said: “The growth in Birmingham’s technology sector that we’ve witnessed over recent years is truly impressive and we’re excited to see all of this come together at this year’s Birmingham Tech Week. We’re delighted that Wise is able to play a prominent role in this year’s event and i’m looking forward to both sharing insights and hearing from so many industry leaders across the entire week.”

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Notes To Editors: 

  • Wise is a fast-growing technology company that is revolutionising the UK self-employment industry through its innovative software.
  • The company, founded in December 2019, is based in Solihull, Birmingham.
  • Wise’s free digital platform is currently used by over 250 UK delivery firms to help onboard, manage and pay their self-employed subcontractors. The company’s driver app has also supported over 50,000 drivers since its launch in April 2021.
  • Working closely with carriers such as Amazon, DPD and Yodel, Wise’s technology helps their delivery partners to save time, money and stress when engaging their self-employed drivers.
  • Wise was named Digital Startup of The Year at the 2021 West Midlands Tech Awards 
  • One of the Midlands’ fastest-growing technology companies, Wise has more than doubled its headcount in the last eighteen months, bringing together some of the region’s best technology talent
  • For more information, visit 

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About Wise

The Wise mission is to improve self-employment, for both the individual and the companies that engage them, through technology and services. Over the past five years, the Wise team have focused on solving the big problems. As a result, we have created a service that is unrivalled in the market of self-employment.

The Wise team wanted to bring big company benefits to a self-employed workforce giving companies, that use Wise, a competitive edge when engaging their workforce. The Wise platform strives to enhance and protect the self-employed sector and maximise our users’ income, whilst introducing essential products including accountancy, insurance, vehicle solutions and financial products. Our core service is free to both main contractors and subcontractors with Wise generating revenue from optional third-party products.

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