Yorkshire-based IoT and smart city provider Connexin has announced the opening of its new headquarters based in Hull, recognising its landmark growth and investment in local talent across the region.
The new headquarters, located at Hull’s new K3 Business Park on Clough Road, was needed to allow Connexin to expand its operations having doubled in size in 2022, bolstering its total workforce to over 150 people.
Welcoming the announcement, Alex Yeung, Co-Founder and Deputy CEO at Connexin said:
“Over the years, we have had many opportunities to move further afield into cities people feel are the ‘digital hubs’ of the UK, but Hull is our home. It’s where we started and where we will stay and continue to invest.
Having our headquarters rooted firmly in Hull signals our commitment to continue boosting the local economy and ensures Hull remains proudly on the map as a city for technology companies to thrive and collaborate.”
The news follows on from landmark growth across the business, from successful contract and tender wins in IoT and Smart Places, to expanding the Connexin Fibre network and developing the Connexin Academy – which has now provided over 100 training courses and introduced many of its training participants into full time employment.
IoT and Smart Places has seen a significant increase in revenue, following a number of successful customer partnerships including the Yorkshire Water advanced meter infrastructure (AMI) framework contract that was awarded to Connexin this year as part of Yorkshire Water’s strategic commitment to the roll-out of a smart water network throughout Yorkshire.
Connexin has also bolstered the number of its broadband customers as the company continues to build Full Fibre across Hull and various locations in the North. Following significant increase in its Hull market share, Connexin is now the biggest competitor KCOM has faced in the region and has become one of the largest alt-nets in the North.
Furqan Alamgir, Co-Founder and CEO at Connexin explains:
“I am immensely proud of what the Connexin team has achieved over the past few years and the pace that we are continuing to grow as a business. Most importantly, I’m proud of our continued work and commitment to supporting our local community.
We’ve been able to raise thousands through our Connexin Cares scheme for charities that have a real effect on people’s lives. We’ve broken the region’s broadband monopoly, with an innovative 10Gbps capable network, bringing long sought-after competition to the market – and of course, with all of this meaning lower prices for residents.
Across all of our teams, we have demonstrated our role as an innovative technology provider pioneering the leading solutions to revolutionise our towns and cities. We are very excited to continue the momentum to deliver bigger and better things for our customers every single day.”