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Expanded Digital Jersey Hub Open for (digital) business

Posted: Wednesday 4 September 2019

The newly expanded and repurposed Digital Jersey Hub has opened in St Helier, representing the next chapter in the evolution of the island’s tech sector.

Space at The Hub has doubled, meaning additional hot desks and permanent desks, a greater number of meeting rooms and a larger events space all form the heart of the base in the Forum building.

Over the past five years, Digital Jersey has worked to grow the success of the island’s digital industry on-island and raise its profile globally. The Hub has proved a vital part in that process, acting as a focal point for those in the sector to collaborate on projects and ideas, and to share expertise.

Visiting dignitaries, including Ambassadors, who want to understand the scale and ambition of Jersey’s tech sector are among those who’ve visited The Hub in recent months. Entrepreneurs from off-island, who’ve gone on to choose Jersey as the place to develop their business, begin that process at The Hub where the Digital Jersey team guide them through the process and connect them with relevant figures in the public and private sectors.

A greater number of workshops, training sessions and networking events are planned at The Hub as part of a commitment to focus even more on offering Digital Jersey members opportunities to expand their skills base.

Digital Jersey CEO Tony Moretta said: “The Hub has been many months in the planning and build stage, and having seen the finished result it has all been worth the wait. We want The Hub to be a place where everybody working in Jersey’s growing tech sector feels welcome, can find like-minded people to problem solve or work with when required, and where a programme of events will help connect members to ideas and opportunities.”

The refit comes ahead of the opening of the Digital Jersey Academy this month, with the first cohort of students about to begin the Digital Leadership Programme – a two-year course that teaches the skills to the leaders and entrepreneurs of the future. It has been developed in conjunction with industry to deliver the skills and experiences needed in the workplace.

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