Tech campus welcomes latest arrival as fintech firm relocates

A growing financial tech brand has made its new Hull home in the city’s digital community in the Fruit Market.

Fintech business, Dojo, provides rapid integrated card machines, a mobile app allowing businesses to track their transactions in real time, and WalkUp by Dojo, which enables customers to access a queue management system used by over 800 restaurants across the UK.

It has relocated its 190-strong Hull team to a base in the £3.75m fourth building within developer Wykeland Group’s @TheDock tech campus, which is also home to the Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI).

Dojo is occupying a large part of the first floor and all of the second floor, with the new offices accommodating customer service, commercial and IT teams.

The company has moved its Hull team from its previous offices at Warehouse 6 in Princes Dock Street in the city centre.

It means the 20,000 sq ft, three-storey building is now fully let, having been speculatively developed during the pandemic, underlining the success of the @TheDock development in creating a focal point to enable Hull’s tech community to grow and thrive.

Meg Darling, head of customer service at Dojo, said: “We’re really excited to have such a fantastic working environment, giving us more space in a brilliant location.

“We’re huge investors in our people and culture and moving to such a vibrant area of Hull makes it an even better place to work for our teams.”

Commercial support manager, Ashleigh Sainsbury, said: “The Fruit Market area is stunning. It’s great to see how much it has grown and developed and it’s the perfect place for us to continue to attract fresh talent.

“During lockdown, my team doubled in size and it’s great to be able to welcome them all into the office in such an exciting new working environment. Working together in person and collaborating with each other really enhances the customer experience, too.”

John Gouldthorp, asset manager at Wykeland, added: “Securing Dojo is a major coup for C4DI and @TheDock, as it brings a big national tech brand and almost 200 jobs to this thriving digital community.

“It underlines the positive impact of establishing a hub to bring the city’s leading digital businesses and specialists together.

“Just a few years after the opening of the first C4DI building, the tech community has grown into one of the UK’s most powerful digital clusters.

“Dojo’s decision also emphasises how attractive the Fruit Market is as a workplace.”

The Dojo move is the latest in a series of investments bringing tech jobs to C4DI and @TheDock.