Two technology businesses operating from The Albus building in Clyde Gateway – one of Scotland’s most successful regeneration areas – are celebrating after being named as finalists in the coveted Glasgow Business Awards, organised by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.
School Cloud Systems is an educational technology company founded in 2006 by two 16-year old friends, Robbie Beattie and Marcus Fields. The company, who moved to The Albus in May to accommodate their growing team, is shortlisted in the Best Performing Business (1-10 employees) category.
Fellow Albus tenants Cloud Cover IT, who provide cloud services, software and hardware solutions, IT support and network management, are finalists in the Best Performing Business (11-50 employees) category.
Fionna Kell, senior manager for Inward Investment at Clyde Gateway, said: “We are delighted that two successful and exciting businesses, who have recently joined the growing list of companies located within Clyde Gateway, have been named as finalists in these prestigious awards.
“The Albus offers the latest digital technology and superb connectivity, so it is no surprise that is attracting tech companies in particular, and becoming something of a mini tech and creative ‘hub’. We wish School Cloud Systems and Cloud Cover IT all the best at the Glasgow Business Awards ceremony, and here’s hoping they can each bring a trophy back to Clyde Gateway.”
Clyde’s changing fortunes
Clyde Gateway is a physical, social and economic regeneration programme that is changing the image, perception and fortunes of Glasgow’s east end and South Lanarkshire. The Albus is situated in the centre of the regenerated Bridgeton area, and is one of only a handful of speculative developments that have been built in the Glasgow city region over the last few years. The building has attracted tenants in the creative and tech industries, including publishing company Peebles Media and digital creative agency MadeBrave.