Technology start-up lands in Yorkshire as it opens UK headquarters

BlackDice, a tech start-up which develops AI-driven cybersecurity solutions for global telecoms provider consumers and SME subscribers, has opened its new UK headquarters in Leeds.

By setting up its British HQ here, BlackDice says it aims to tap into the city’s diverse tech ecosystem, access top-tier talent, and forge strategic partnerships which will propel the company forward.

The firm offers protection against evolving cyber threats. It aims to empower organisations and consumers to safeguard their sensitive data and critical assets, ensuring a robust defence against cyber attacks.

Situated in the Leeming Building – part of Wizu Workspace’s portfolio of serviced offices – BlackDice’s new headquarters will serve as a hub for the company’s technology operations, bringing together its growing workforce to provide an environment suitable for innovation and collaboration.

Sarah Hague, chief operating officer, said: “We chose to establish our UK headquarters in Leeds because it’s a city that truly embodies the spirit of industrial ingenuity and technological innovation.

“Leeds offers a fertile ground for our growth plans, with its exceptional talent pool, supportive business community, and vibrant atmosphere.

“We believe our presence here will enable us to forge valuable connections, collaborate with industry leaders, and solidify our position as pioneers in AI-powered cyber security solutions.”

The business also established its European HQ in Malaga, Spain, with this base designed to play a pivotal role in building the company’s presence in the EU cyber ecosystem.

Hague added: “We aim to strengthen our commitment to the Leeds city region and create high-value employment opportunities.

“By nurturing local talent we want to become known for our culture of innovation, diversity and inclusion, contributing to the ongoing success story of Leeds as a burgeoning tech hub.

“We’re confident our presence in Leeds will bring significant benefits to the local community and enable us to chart an exciting path of growth and expansion.”