5 trends that will shape the jewellery industry in 2019

 

Buying jewellery is an emotional experience and most times it is being purchased for a special person or a special event.

 

This is why so many jewellery purchases happen in-store rather than online. But this is because no trusted marketplace exists which gives both the customer and retailer confidence to buy and sell online.

 

In the past, most purchases were done instore and the jewellery industry is not usually associated with embracing technology. But this is all changing.

 

At MarketOrders we have seen the trend shifting to embrace technology in the jewellery market.

 

We work hard every day to help our customer, the independent family jeweller to thrive on the high street by using MarketOrders as their technology partner.

 

We do this by leveraging the power of technology which allows our customer to access products globally using our marketplace.

 

For independent retail jewellers to remain  competitive they need two things- incredible designs and lower prices in order to attract customers

 

MarketOrders is helping to create this by becoming the leading marketplace globally to offer the widest choice of products through one secure global jewellery marketplace.

 

Based on our extensive experience and in-depth industry expertise, here are 5 trends that will shape the jewellery industry in 2019

 

  1. Customers want to shop more locally

It is a paradox that the more globally connected we become the more locally we tend to shop.

This is good news for the high retail jeweller. Commoditized products like toothpaste and groceries can be bought online but jewellery purchases are emotional and in most cases, customers want to see the product in the store. MarketOrders can help drive customers in store by providing the retailer with the widest choice of products which will attract in-store customers

 

photo credit: https://pixabay.com/en/woman-girl-model-try-style-1326709/

 

 

  1. The high street is NOT dead

The consumer journey typically starts on the mobile device but is increasingly ending up in the physical store. An increasing amount of people actually prefer to go to store. According to new research from Vista Retail Support, 81% of UK consumers see the physical store as vital to the shopping experience and 70% say they enjoy the full experience of going into stores to browse, see what’s new and buy what they like.

 

  1. Technology to drive in-store purchases

The exciting use of technology will entice more consumers inside a store, research from Vista Retail Support showed 61% of consumers would visit regularly to use virtual and augmented reality applications, smart mirrors and interactive gaming. We will see an increasing number of stores offering virtual experiences. Imagine putting on a headset in store to see the mine where your gold and diamonds came from!

 

  1. Customisation & data

Retail jewellers will continue to embrace customisations as they will begin to understand that customers will purchase more when they receive personalised recommendations and offers on smart devices. There will be an increasing trend and need for jewellers to better understand their data.

 

  1. Millennials and Post Millennials drive purchases

This market segment is increasing, has purchasing power and most importantly are digital savvy. They embrace shopping online as well as making the majority of purchases through their smart devices. The jewellery industry will become more mobile optimised as they start to adapt to this new customer who values exciting, transparent and smooth shopping experiences. This generation also values experiences and would come in store if the experience was exciting.

 

photo credit: https://pixabay.com/en/email-business-smartphone-screen-2056028/

 

 

About MarketOrders

MarketOrders helps independent retail jewellers to get the products they need faster, cheaper and direct from global suppliers. If you are an independent retail jeweller find out more at https://marketorders.net/

 

Connect with us:

Web: https://marketorders.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marketordersofficial/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Market_Orders
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marketorder/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/market-orders/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFnJ5_ZVaH3Gpd67Poeunxg

Contact details: info@marketorders.net

 

Written by MarketOrders 

MarketOrders: 2018 Highlights & Summary

 

2018 has been an incredible journey of both growth and new learnings for the team at MarketOrders. In this post, we share our highlights of 2018 and hope you also enjoy this recap of 2018!

We share our progress, awards won and how we are contributing to a more inclusive and diverse tech community.

 

January

  • MarketOrders accepted into the Mayors of London Business Growth Programme
  • Our co-founder and  COO, Sukhi Jutla spoke at Enterprise Nations Flagship Startup conference

 

 

February

  • Sukhi is accepted onto Hatch’s Female Founders Accelerator Programme backed by JP Morgan for 6 months of business support to propel MarketOrders
  • Sukhi announced as a shortlisted candidate for the Asian Women of Achievements Awards

 

March

  • Sukhi announced as a Top 100 Asian in UK Tech

 

 

April

 

 

May

  • Sukhi announced as a Finalist in the Asian Women of Achievements Awards
  • MarketOrders speaks at the Diversity in Tech conference

 

 

June

  • MarketOrders invited to the London Stock Exchange to celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship
  • Sukhi announced as a winner in the Rising Star Entrepreneur by WeAreTheCity Awards
  • MarketOrders speaks at London Blockchain Summit on Retail and blockchain and Women of Silicon Valley conference on raising investment

 

 

 

July

  • Sukhi announced as a top ‘35 woman to Watch’ by Management Today and featured in The Sunday Telegraph
  • MarketOrders beats 20 companies to win 1st prize of £100k investment at the London Blockchain Accelerator
  • MarketOrders speaks at Unbound conference, Department of International Trade on Women In Tech
  • MarketOrders appears on the Women’s Business Radio Show

 

August

  • MarkerOrders featured as a success story after graduating from the London & Partners Programme:

 

 

September

  • MarketOrders speaks at The European Entrepreneur Summit, E-commerce Blockchain Conference and Ministry of Entrepreneurship Conference
  • Sukhi announced as a semi-finalist in the Venus Awards for 2 categories: Influential Woman & Inspirational Women in Tech

 

October

  • Sukhi is one of 4 startup founder stories to be profiled for the launch of a nationwide campaign called #OneTechNation to inspire more women and individuals from underrepresented communities to consider starting an ambitious startup. Watch the video here:

 

  • MarketOrders attends an invite-only Roundtable discussion on the impact of Brexit on starts ups in London
  • MarketOrders invited to The London Stock Exchange Studies for an interview on technology trends in the gold industry. Interview coming soon!

 

 

November

  • Sukhi announced a finalist in the Catherine Variety Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • MarketOrders announced a Top 100 European Digital Pioneer by The Financial Times & Google beating 4,000 nominations across Europe!
  • MarketOrders announced as a Community Partner for Tech Inclusion at Bloomberg to foster more diversity in tech
  • MarketOrders doubles in team size- welcome to Sinead, Andrew, Caroline, Karen, Filip, George, and Joel!

 

 

December

  • Sukhi named as a Top 100 Woman in Tech by WeAreTechWomen
  • Sukhi named Top Female Tech Trailblazer by Business Cloud
  • MarketOrders speaks at Business Growth Programmes Scaling to Success Conference
  • Invited to invite only Roundtable with Deputy Mayor Rajesh Agarwal on how to better support Female Asian Entrepreneurs

 

 

Plans for 2019

In 2019 we have big plans so watch this space. You will even have a chance to be a part of the MarketOrders team as we prepare to crowdfund soon. Sign up to the newsletter to stay up to date or drop Sukjhi or Ram a message on LinkedIn.

 

We will be focused on expanding our UK market share, entering into European markets, focused on new customer acquisition and exponential growth.

 

And Finally….

A massive THANK YOU to all our customers, partners and team and everyone who supports us in growing and developing MarketOrders.

 

Connect with us:

Web: https://marketorders.net/
Facebook: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marketordersofficial/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Market_Orders
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marketorder/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/market-orders/

Contact details: info@marketorders.net

 

Written by CEO & Founder, MarketOrders

MarketOrders co-founder, Sukhi Jutla, named a Top 100 Woman In Tech

MarketOrders is proud to announce their co-founder and COO, Sukhi Jutla is named as a Top 100 Woman in Tech by WeAreTechWomen.

 

MarketOrders CEO, Ram Krishnna Rao said, ‘I am immensely proud of having a co-founder who is a role model and leading influencer in the tech field. Sukhi brings immense courage and determination to highlighting and encouraging more women into tech as well as ensuring MarketOrders is on the cutting edge of delivering the best technical solutions for the gold jewellery trade industry.’’

 

Sukhi Jutla saiid, ‘It’s an honour to be recognised as a top influencer and thought leader in tech and I hope my accomplishments continue to inspire other women that a career in tech is feasible and possible no matter what stage you enter this field; it’s open to all.’’

 

The winners of these awards showcase remarkable women within the technology sector covering a wide range of roles such as Applied Machine Learning Scientist; Cyber Security Consultant; Radio Modelling Engineer; Futurist; a Research Associate in Turbomachinery; and Rapid Prototyper.

 

Since September 2018, WeAreTechWomen has been searching the UK for the best
female tech talent in the country.

 

The TechWomen100 awards are the first of their kind to focus solely on the female tech talent pipeline and to also recognise the impact of champions, companies and networks that are leading the way for the future generations of tech talent.

 

WeAreTechWomen received over 500 nominations from across the UK and Northern
Ireland and 28,000 votes of support from across the globe.

 

Winners’ will shortly receive an invitation to a prestigious awards ceremony on 31
January 2019.

 

 

View the full list of winners in alphabetical order here: https://wearetechwomen.wearethecity.com/techwomen100-awards-winners-2018/

 

Written by MarketOrders

Press Release

 

MarketOrders is thrilled to announce they have been announced as Finalists in the West London Business Awards in the Start Up of the Year category.

 

The judging panel of the West London Business Awards 2019 met on Wednesday 21 November and today announces its shortlist.

 

The Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of organisations and individuals across five themes: sector leadership, sustainable & responsible business, economic growth, corporate leadership, and individual leadership.

 

The winners in each category, as well as the overall West London Company of the Year 2019, will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony and dinner on Friday 8 February at Twickenham Stadium.

 

Now in their sixth year these are the only business awards for the West London sub-region. They celebrate business excellence, and showcase the innovation and entrepreneurial vibrancy of West London’s remarkable business community.

 

Andrew Dakers, CEO of West London Business said:

“We have again received a fantastic number of high quality entries this year, despite tough entry criteria. Our shortlist, which this year includes Corporate categories for  the first time, provides a window on the excellence that continues to drive West London’s economy forward, as well as the exciting innovations coming through. The awards night at Twickenham will provide a fitting platform, and plenty of inspiration too, as we recognise the success of all these businesses.”

“The Gala dinner will also see us announce our first West London Business Leader of the Year, a Lifetime Achievement Award winner and a new line-up of West London Business Ambassadors.  We look forward to a great night.”

 

Ram Krishnna Rao, CEO of MarketOrders said:

‘’We are thrilled to reach the Finalist stage in this prestigious accolade which further demonstrates that West London can produce award winning start-ups and has a thriving ecosystem for tech based companies. A huge thanks to my team who work with passion and dedication to drive innovation and build MarketOrders into the success it is today.’’

 

THE SHORTLIST…

Start-up of the Year:

  • Chariot
  • MarketOrders
  • TempaGoGo
  • The Zero Carbon Project

 
SME Sector Leadership

 
Business Services Company of the Year:

  • First Business Water
  • Locata Housing Services
  • TempaGoGo

 

Creative/Media Business of the Year:

  • Big Group
  • By This River
  • DAZN
  • Insightful Images
  • Stephen Johnson Photography
  • Timeline Television
  • TV Ltd

 

Education and Training Provider of the Year:

  • Rough House Media
  • Shout Out UK Ltd
  • Space Studio West London
  • The JGA Group

 

Finance Business of the Year:

  • Beond Group
  • Lawrence Grant Chartered Accountants
  • Smart Currency Business

 

Food and Drink Business of the Year:

  • Chilli Tuk Tuk
  • Curious Roo Coffee Roasters
  • Ma Baker

 

Health and Wellbeing Business of the Year:

  • Age UK
  • Harrow Mencap
  • The West London Children’s Wellness Centre

 

Hospitality Business of the Year:

  • Artisan
  • Clayton Hotel Chiswick
  • Copthorne Tara Hotel

 

Logistics Business of the Year:

  • Alexanders Removals & Storage
  • Sprint Logistics

 

Manufacturing / Reprocessing Business of the Year:

  • Alter London Limited
  • Everglade Windows
  • Proper Oils

 

Property and Construction Business of the Year:

  • KSBC
  • Wilkinson Construction Consultants

 

Retail / Wholesale Business of the Year:

  • Made of Carpet
  • Petit Miracles
  • World of Tattoos

 

Technology Business of the Year:

  • CustoMem
  • eBusiness Guru
  • Medidata

 
Sustainable and Responsible Business
 

Community Investment Award:

  • A Slice of Nice Cake Co
  • Action West London
  • Ealing Mencap
  • Petit Miracles

 

Green ‘Circular Economy’ Business of the Year:

  • Buckingham Futures
  • CustoMem
  • Green Tomato Cars
  • In Your Face Advertising
  • Lofbergs
  • Proper Oils

 

Economic Growth

 

Coworking Space of the Year:

  • Central Research Laboratory
  • Central Working White City
  • Imperial White City Incubator
  • Open Cell
  • Wimbletech CIC

 

Export / International Business of the Year:

  • DAZN
  • Medidata

 

High Growth SME of the Year:

  • Alexanders Removals & Storage
  • Everglade Windows
  • Pots & Co
  • Timeline Television

 

Read the full article here: https://www.westlondon.com/west-london-business-awards-2019-shortlist-announced/

 

Written by MarketOrders

 

Revolutionising the jewellery retail industry with blockchain and AI

 

So much of the world has been revolutionized by technology yet the retail jewellery industry is still lagging behind.

 

The gold and diamond jewellery industry is still relatively untouched by the benefits of technology and this traditional industry which is run on trust has still not fully embraced the benefits that technology can bring to this sector.

 

It’s no longer enough to just have an online digital presence. The tech world is moving ahead fast with the rise of the blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI and machine learning (ML) that are all playing a critical role for the SME markets in general. these technologies are now being harnessed to authenticate products, speed up transactions and understand their customer profiles better in order to serve them in more new and innovative ways.

 

How SMEs can harness the power of new tech

MarketOrders is on a mission to harness the power of blockchain and AI in small retailers to bring in a new level of innovation.

 

At MarketOrders, we are excited about how innovation can be introduced into the retail industry via the application of the Blockchain and AI.

 

Since the gold and diamond jewellery industry is very new to technology and innovation, there is a huge unmet need in this market which will give rise to new opportunities and possibilities. This, in turn, will unlock a huge amount of potential.  Blockchain and AI will give superpowers to small retailers who are better able to compete.

 

Small retailers especially those who only have brick and mortar shops are bogged down with complex and chaotic systems as most of the processes are conducted offline.

 

Just imagine the efficiencies that could be created when the SMEs embrace digital processes and look to the blockchain and AI to help them better reach their customers and serve them in new ways.

 

Small retailers not only have the potential to transform their businesses but can change or adapt the way they interact with customers.

 

The Rise of Smart Retailing

In this digital experiential economy, the customers first point of interaction is now online and mobile through their smartphones. It is vital SMEs can embrace mobile technology and ensure they are able to reach their customers in the way they engage with technology. We call this the rise of Smart Retailing

 

Today there are more phones than people in the world. MarketOrders will democratize access to smart retailing in the way that Google democratized access to information.

 

Having MarketOrders as a technology partner, retailers do not need to build technology but just plug into our ready-made platform.

 

The Gold Jewelry and Diamond industry are ripe for disruption

The coming revolution in the space of Blockchain and AI into smart retailing can only come from digital upstarts such as MarketOrders rather than any retail unit or existing retailers collectively because today’s industry disruptors tend not to be incumbents.

 

In years to come, Blockchain, AI and Automation in business practice will be viewed like how people viewed the internet; an essential part of the business like smartphones are today.

 

Stay up to date with the latest news by signing up to our newsletter here: https://marketorders.net/

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

Seizing the Blockchain Opportunity with MarketOrders

 

On 13th Nov 2018, our COO and co-founder, Sukhi Jutla spoke at the ‘Seizing the Blockchain Opportunity’ event held by London & Partners.

 

The sold-out event bought together professionals working in the blockchain space and those wanting to learn more about the real-life use cases of blockchain and where the opportunities are.

 

We are on the cusp of a blockchain revolution. The last year alone has seen major corporates gain interest in the distributed ledger technology, and an increasing number of companies are starting and scaling rapidly in the space.

 

The event saw three panel discussions, outlined below, and welcomed speakers from early-stage start-ups all the way to major corporations in the blockchain industry, to discuss the reality of the space, its major challenges and the greatest opportunities for applying this emerging technology.

 

 From L-R: Simone Maini, Abel Tedros, Anna Mostyn Williams, Sukhi Jutla

Here is a summary of the event with key takeaways

 

Panel 1: Opportunities and Dreaming Big: this panel discussed the major opportunities that are now possible thanks to blockchain technology, from creating a truly global marketplace to financial inclusion for the unbanked, digital identity solutions, supply chain transparency and more.

 

Key takeaways:

  • There are powerful use cases for blockchain that can be used for identification purposes to prevent fraud
  • As use cases on the blockchain increase, there could be issues with scaling
  • Users don’t need to understand the mechanics and technical aspects of the blockchain. Need to get them past that. Just how we use the internet and email without thinking about the technical work that happens underneath, we also need to start embracing blockchain and its benefits
  • We all use the internet and email but not all of us necessarily understand how it works!

 

Panel 2: What Keeps Me Awake At Night: this panel explored the main challenges that blockchain faces today, focusing on blocks such as limited transaction speeds, the energy usage of mining, the lack of regulation in the crypto space, amongst others

 

Key takeaways:

  • Can we truly get to a decentralised model or will we see the rise of centralised entities again in order to scale?
  • We need some level of regulation in order for investors to feel comfortable and confident in investing in ICOs
  • Educating the market and its end users in the possibilities of blockchain are important.
  • Giselle Frederick of Zingr explained how market vendors in Grenada, a small Caribbean island, were hesitant of the idea of using a blockchain enabled payment app until she explained they could use this technology to sell even more products to customers on the other side of the tiny island and be guaranteed payment!
  • Rodney Prescott of PWC talked about scaling, adopting blockchain with regards to the consensus mechanism and the rise of consortium structures.

 

Panel 3: How To Start A Career In Blockchain: attendees heard the personal stories of professionals who entered the space, who shared what led them to blockchain and how it is to work in the industry.

 

Key takeaways:

    • Have a growth mindset and actively learn about blockchain
      attend meetups, reach out to your blockchain role models and learn from them
    • If you can’t join a blockchain start up then create something yourself!
    • Follow key people on social channels and learn from them like Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Vitalik Buterin and Joseph Lubin,

 

  • Other useful resources shared:

 

http://www.weekinethereum.com/

http://unchainedpodcast.co/

https://www.coindesk.com/

https://twitter.com/aantonop

https://about.me/vitalik_buterin

 

Written by MarketOrders

 

MarketOrders shortlisted for TechWomen100 Awards

 
 
PRESS RELEASE

 
Since August 2018, WeAreTechWomen has been searching the UK for the best female tech talent in the country. With the support of headline sponsor Worldpay, WeAreTechWomen has now identified a shortlist of 200.

 
MarketOrders is thrilled to announce their co-founder and COO, Sukhi Jutla, has made the shortlist.

 
The public vote of support is now open for the 200 individual shortlist nominees. You can vote for Sukhi here: https://bit.ly/2SPeO5o

 
The TechWomen100 awards are the first of their kind to focus solely on the female tech talent pipeline and to also recognise the impact of champions, companies and networks that are leading the way for future generations of tech talent.

 
The shortlist showcases remarkable women within technology sector covering a wide range of roles such as Machine Learning Engineer, Radio Modelling Engineer, Quantitative Analyst, Brexit Programme Manager, Radio Prototyper, and Cyber Security Consultant.

 
The full shortlist includes individuals from leading firms such as Amazon, Apple, EY, Fujitsu, IBM, Kurt Geiger, Lloyds Banking Group, Mastercard, Microsoft, O2 and PwC, alongside founders and entrepreneurs of tech start-ups.

 
Over the nomination period, WeAreTechWomen received over 500 nominations from across the UK and Northern Ireland. The calibre of entries for these awards was exceptional and all of the judges stated how difficult it was to arrive at the shortlist due to the amazing achievements of our nominees.

 
Vanessa Vallely, Founder of WeAreTechWomen said, “At WeAreTechWomen we have made it our personal mission to shine a spotlight on women working in tech. Our strategic aim is to highlight 500 female future leaders in technology by 2022. The response to this year’s awards has been fantastic and calibre of entries has been outstanding! I am so proud to see so many women in tech recognised for their achievements and really look forward to seeing who our final winners will be in December.

 
The TechWomen100 Awards is supported by Worldpay, Accenture, BAE Systems, Credit Suisse, Dell, Deloitte, NewsUK and Sky.

 

Written by MarketOrders

 

PRESS RELEASE

 
 
 

MarketOrders is thrilled to announce they are part of the #WeAreOneTech campaign to inspire more women and individuals from underrepresented communities to consider starting an ambitious startup.

  

MarketOrders COO and co-founder, Sukhi Jutla, is one of 4 startup founder stories to be profiled for the launch of this nationwide campaign.

 

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/dSalfHUTU-I

 

Read Sukhi’s full story here: https://medium.com/onetech-founder-stories/meet-sukhi-jutla-39a70f98ebeb

 

About OneTech

OneTech is a ground-breaking new initiative, supported by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, to provide female entrepreneurs, and those from some of London’s most underrepresented communities, with the opportunity to start and scale a high growth tech business.

 

The lack of diversity costs the tech industry dearly in untapped potential, talent and growth. Capital Enterprise has long recognised that this needs to change.

 

This project will connect founders with mentors and access a range of workspace, pre-acceleration, acceleration and investment readiness opportunities.

 

We are aiming to get businesses to better understand why diversity and inclusion makes sense; what needs to be done to help diversify their recruitment and selection processes; and double the number of female and BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) founders accessing investment by 2020.

 

We hope to inspire more women and individuals from underrepresented communities to consider starting an ambitious startup, and affect real change with supply, demand and culture change in London’s booming tech ecosystem.

 
 
 

Find out more: https://weareonetech.org/

 

Read The Evening Standard Coverage: https://www.standard.co.uk/tech/capital-enterprise-onetech-mission-diversity-tech-a3975191.html

 

#WeAreOneTech

 

Written by MarketOrders
 

Press Release

 

 

We are excited to announce that our co-founder and COO, Sukhi Jutla,  has been shortlisted for the prestigious Variety Catherine Awards in the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award!

 

This award recognises women who have ‘done it their way’ by founding and running their own company and have worked to achieve significant results in their chosen field.

 

We are super proud of Sukhi who continues to lead the way as an inspirational role model to many female founders and entrepreneurs and we wish her the best of luck!

 

 
The judging panel will be made up of the following amazing women:
 

  • Paula Radcliffe MBE
  • Lucy Choi – Owner, Lucy Choi London
  • Dr Maggie Semple – Owner, Maggie Semple Limited
  • Suzan Antonowicz – Head of International, Beauty, Fashion and Luxury – ESI Media – The Independent and Evening Standard
  • Kanya King MBE – Founder, MOBO Awards
  • Christina Blacklaws – President, Law Society of England and Wales
  • Lisa Francis – CEO, Barclays Private Bank, UK and Ireland
  • Lesley Batchelor OBE – Director General, Institute of Export and International Trade

 

The winner will be announced on Nov 13th at an awards ceremony. You can get your tickets here:

 

https://www.variety.org.uk/events/variety-catherine-awards-2018

 


Good luck Sukhi!

 

Written by MarketOrders

LONDON’S TECH SECTOR PLAYS DOWN BREXIT FEARS

 

 

On Oct 11 2018, MarketOrders attended a roundtable hosted by Business Cloud to discuss the impact of Brexit on the UK tech scene.

 

The event hosted in the capital heard from the heads of fast-growing technology businesses, who remain defiantly optimistic in the face of Brexit uncertainty but admit that recruitment will be a challenge.

 

Our COO, Sukhi Jutla, commented she was optimistic because entrepreneurs are pragmatic and have a ‘can-do’ attitude, they will adapt and survive. This sentiment was echoed by the other entrepreneurs in the room.

 

Read the article below which captures the key points raised and discussed:

 

London’s start-ups will find it more difficult to find and retain technology talent after Brexit – but tech leaders remain upbeat in the face of uncertainty.

 

That was the general view from BusinessCloud’s latest roundtable discussion in the capital, which was held at KPMG’s offices in Canary Wharf and heard from a panel of experts and tech companies.

 

Ben Corrigan is co-founder and chief revenue officer at shopping tool Pouch, which has a team of 11, with the majority being non-UK nationals.

 

The entrepreneur insists that he remains optimistic providing that access to talent isn’t limited following the UK’s exit from the European Union.

 

“If very talented tech people decide not to come to London because they fear that it’s too difficult then we’ll all be fighting over the same talent,” he said.

“We have to make sure we communicate as a city and a country that we are open and tolerant and that we want the best and the brightest and that has to be then followed through with a political solution.”

 

Felicia Meyerowitz, CEO of Akoni Hub, admits there will be “a big bump” but is confident that the UK’s economy is “strong”.

 

She says most of the clients she meets aren’t concerned and all have plans in place.

 

“It’s been fascinating for me watching the play-out of the media and then going out to speaking to clients and asking them questions,” she said.

 

“Of course they have actual work to do but there’s no reflection on what I’m seeing in the media.”

 

You can read the rest of the article here: http://www.businesscloud.co.uk/news/londons-tech-sector-plays-down-brexit-fears?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=&utm_source=UKFastMailer1172&uuid=

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao