UtterBerry Technology Company Creates 800 New Jobs
Utterberry sets up a massive manufacturing and innovation base in Leeds.
14:03 28 July 2021
Utterberry is set to create 800 jobs in Leeds as it moves its manufacturing and innovation operations to Yorkshire.
The firm, whose technology has been used on the likes of the Forth Road Bridge and London Underground, specialises in sensors that monitor the movement of infrastructure to see if there is any hint of potential displacement, movements or changes in temperature. In addition to sensors, the firm's Leeds manufacturing hub will also be used to design and manufacture new contactless Covid-19 symptoms scanners, which Utterberry hopes to roll out across the Uk and worldwide.
Founder and chief executive Heba Bevan said: “What attracted me to Leeds was I knew there was a huge amount of talent around Yorkshire because you have got amazing universities,” she said.
“There is a huge pool of undergraduate and graduate talent.”
“There are so many catastrophes that we could prevent, simply by monitoring,” she said.
“It will be their legacy that they have saved lives, and I think that is massive for engineers.
“Engineers want to do good and provide sustainable developments. The pandemic showed us just how much we are lacking in manufacturing.”
Its chair, Sir Roger Marsh, said: “It goes without saying that I am absolutely delighted to welcome Utterberry to Leeds in a move that will catapult the region into a new frontier as home to one of the most exciting global tech start-ups in the world right now.”