Cutting edge Bradford software and web company Sett will be representing businesses in the Yorkshire region on an export mission to Catania, Italy next week, as part of an initiative of Enterprise Europe Network to encourage collaboration between Yorkshire and the Southern Italian island of Sicily.
Following an open call for companies interested in visiting Italy organised by Enterprise Europe Network, Rob Walters, Managing Director of Sett, was delighted to be invited by the Sicilian Regional Government.
Rob will fly to Milan for a presentation in the Italy Pavillion at Expo 2015, before continuing with other delegates from across Europe to Sicily to meet with local business leaders in the historic city of Catania, which the company hopes will lead to increased trade for the fast growing Bradford business across Europe.
Commenting on the opportunities, Rob said “With a strong focus on web and software development for innovation, it’s great to meet with other companies keen to be at the forefront of the latest technology locally, regionally and beyond, who we hope will partner with our Innovation Programme – a software and web development scheme designed to help entrepreneurs turn great tech ideas into reality.”
With ongoing projects including facial recognition, sensors for health and well being, and phone apps which can respond to their location, the Bradford based company will be seeking to find forward thinking companies looking to utilise their unique skills.
The visit was organised by Enterprise Europe Network, a business support network set up by the European Commission to help ambitious SMEs innovate and grow internationally.
Enterprise Europe Network’s Leo Donato said “This is just an example on how we can help companies go internationally. Thanks to our intermediation SETT will be travelling to Italy at no cost as company officially invited by the Sicilian Regional Government. We are sure that the visit to Milan Expo and Sicily will be crucial for the company to understand the Italian market and find partners.”
Rob added: “With existing clients ranging from our doorstep to as far away as New Zealand, we’re keen to grow our international trade, and are really excited about the opportunities this trip may offer.”
Sett, which has grown consistently over the past 7 years and created 5 new jobs over the past 18 months, provides business and technology services including web design, software development, web portals and consultancy, alongside specialist practices in User eXperience and Innovation.
The company has clients across the UK, as well as in mainland Europe, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
Enterprise Europe Network consists of around 600 member organisations across Europe, offering free of charge services to help small and medium-sized enterprises make the most of business opportunities in the EU and beyond.