Tech Wales Advocates

Tech Wales Advocates is a grassroots community of tech leaders, all coming together as volunteers to help support the Tech Wales ecosystem. Supporting founders and entrepreneurs in Wales and helping them connect with investors.

We’re an independent private sector group that aspires to be an important point for the welsh technology ecosystem. With no government funding, we look to support, help & educate and speak out about Welsh Technology.

TWA is part of a wider group and will be the 21st group in Tech Global Advocates; and the 5th in the UK including Tech London Advocates, Tech North Advocates, Tech Belfast Advocates and Tech Scotland Advocates. Tech Wales Advocates will be the latest part of a huge global community.

On the 15th July we will be launching Tech Wales Advocates and introducing it to the community at a physical event in Cardiff’s Capital Tower. Alongside the launch we will have speakers who will demonstrate different areas of Technology in Wales.

Nathan Stockford, Founder

Nathan Stockford is the founder of Tech Wales Advocates which was founded to ensure an independent voice of technology sector was heard, but with a focus on the private sector. Nathan also founded Nimbus Analytics to assist charities, independents and smaller businesses transition online and support larger businesses expand their digital estate.

The future of technology in Wales is growing rapidly and TWA is here to support these areas and the biggest challenges tech companies will face along the way – diversity, digital skills, immigration, infrastructure and access to funding.

Mark John, Founder

Tramsheds Tech Ltd. are established operators of commercial tech & digital
workspaces, providing a range of co-working incubator & accelerator
services for the digital, creative & tech SME start-up community in Wales –
and acting as a first-step staging post for scaling companies, offering tailored
business support services and growth/accelerator services to our tenants &
members and the wider tech ecosystem in Wales, the UK and internationally.

Mark John currently sits on the advisory board of the Cardiff University
Data Science Academy (DSA); and he represents Wales on the UK Tech Cluster Group, putting forward the views, opinions and needs of the tech and digital sector in Wales, as well as previously sitting on the UK Digital Economy Advisory Board, as the sole voice representing Wales.

Sophie Cranfield, Founder

Sophie is the Head of Business Development for GetHomeSafe‘s UK entity. GetHomeSafe are specialists in helping organisations know that their most valuable asset, their people, are safe. They provide powerful end-to-end welfare monitoring solutions for mobile workforces and lone workers – putting real time safety information at the heart of business operations.

Despite often being overlooked by our neighbouring nations, Wales is home to some of the most promising and highly regarded tech and cyber companies in the world. By drawing on and growing its remarkable ecosystems and people, Wales has an unique opportunity to be the hub of the UK’s next tech success stories!