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Dutch software specialist heads to MediaCityUK

A Dutch technology firm is set to launch its first division outside of the Netherlands at MediaCityUK.

Prowise, which creates innovative education technology for schools, will occupy 2,500 sq ft at The Greenhouse and aims to recruit around 20 new employees.

The company has been supplying the UK’s education sector since 2013 with a product range which includes personal devices, software with over one million ready-made lessons and high-tech touch screens.

The Prowise UK team will have nine education experts operating across the country who will visit schools and demonstrate how they think Prowise products can help them.

Matt Daly, director at Prowise (pictured), says: “Establishing Prowise UK in Manchester is a massive step for the company but we have real confidence in the UK market. The product is already relatively well known here but through this move  we are aiming to grow our market share.

“When choosing a location, MediaCityUK stood out for us because of its strong links with both the technology and education sectors. Whilst we are currently a small start-up company, we anticipate fast growth and need a flexible and creative space to accommodate this, so The Greenhouse is the perfect place for us to achieve this.”

Lynn Haime, asset manager at MediaCityUK, adds: “MediaCityUK is home to over 250 SMEs in the creative, tech and media industries, and Prowise arrives with ambitious plans for growth.

“The demand for space at MediaCityUK continues to increase as we move into the second phase of our construction so it’s great to see the sustained popularity of existing flexible spaces like The Greenhouse.

“It’s symptomatic of a thriving marketplace for digital, creative and media companies, and testament to the strength of the brands we have supported here.”