Beyond The Capital from SuperTech
Birmingham’s growing international appeal
Season 1, Ep. 7
In this episode, we explore Birmingham's growing clout on the international stage.
We hear from two companies: one that was established in the West Midlands and now operates globally. The other started in Norway and recently opted to open an operations hub in Birmingham.
Hilary spoke to Aaron Powers, co-founder and CEO of Hunit, the Software as a Service firm that allows lawyers to draft digital agreements using no-code.
She also chatted to Chris Purdie, Chief Commercial officer of PM Connect, the payments business which has recently inked deals with the NBA and cloud gaming provider, RemoteMyApp.
Beyond The Capital Series 3 Trailer
Beyond The Capital from SuperTech is back with a new series for 2023. This time, we're exploring how to deal with adversity. Entrepreneurs and business leaders speak to Hilary Smyth-Allen about how they’ve overcome major challenges including financial, personal or launching during a pandemic. You'll hear how they've made it through ups and downs to build thriving businesses.Beyond The Capital is a podcast series about the professional services tech scene outside of London.The first episode is out on 14th March. Follow us on Apple, Spotify, or your favourite podcast app.
Fintech in South Africa and Lawtech in Singapore
Season 2, Ep. 8
This year, the Commonwealth Games are coming to Birmingham.So to celebrate, we’re doing our own baton relay. We’re making virtual visits to as many of the Commonwealth countries as we can, and exploring their start-up and scale-up scenes.This is our last episode of the series. We’re hearing from two final Commonwealth countries: Singapore and South Africa. We’re going to find out about how they’ve become regional leaders in lawtech and fintech.Hilary spoke to: Lavina Ramkissoon, co-founder and vice-chair of the Fintech Association of South Africa to find out more about the country’s growing fintech ecosystem, how it fits into the wider African region and the big trends Lavina is seeing. Jennifer Lim co-founder and editor of Lawtech Asia, about Singapore’s role as a legal innovation hub, how government support helps the sector and how Covid accelerated digital dispute resolution.
Enabling tech talent to work in the UK
Season 2, Ep. 7
In this series, Beyond The Capital is celebrating the Commonwealth Games coming to Birmingham. We’re doing our own baton relay, exploring the start-up and scale-up scenes of as many Commonwealth countries as we can.The Global Talent Visa enables leaders and potential leaders to work in the UK. In this episode, Hilary Smyth-Allen speaks to Josh Winfield, Global Talent Visa Lead at Tech Nation. They discuss:- How the Global Talent Visa enables leading tech talent to move to the UK.- Why the UK punches above its weight when it comes to attracting talent.- Why India, Nigeria and other Commonwealth countries are hotspots for developing tech talent.