Silicon South is an ambitious not-for-profit organisation dedicated to accelerating the digital economy in Dorset – one of the fastest-growing creative and digital hubs in Europe. Set up in 2013 by an energetic group of digital industry specialists and supporters, it has grown to become not only a support organisation for the area but a moniker for the place it was founded, the vibrant and inspiring Dorset region.
As an organisation SiSo delivers projects, manages investment, nurtures new talent, and encourages cross-industry collaboration to make Dorset the best place for digital and creative organisations to thrive. As a place, Silicon South is a bustling economy of passionate and motivated digital and creative organisations who punch well above their weight on a global scale. A hotbed for start-ups, scale-ups, and multinationals to set up, thrive and expand.
To find out more about the digital and creative businesses that call Dorset home, check out our news page.
Anthony is an innovation strategist who helps organisations prepare for growth, plan innovation strategies, engage customers and attract investment. If you ask him, he might tell you about that time he was in a Portuguese film…
Megan manages the European project and has a background in PR and and marketing. If you’ve met her, you’ve probably met the office dog Bentley too – we think most people book meetings to see him rather than her.
Senior Marketing & Communications Executive
Mitch looks after the Silicon South Network, keeping a close eye on all the latest announcements and successes within Dorset’s digital scene. He’s here to share all of our network’s incredible news and achievements, so have something you want to share? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Chair, Silicon South – and CEO, Adido
Andy has been working in the digital sector in Bournemouth for over 15 years. From Spring – Autumn you’ll find him swimming off some of the best beaches in the UK every morning!
Director – Limetools
When John is not changing cyber security behaviours and helping multinationals save energy, he liked writing books for teenagers, cooking bacon and occasionally fire eating at parties.
MD – Bourne Awesome
Lucy is MD of Bourne Awesome, a Social Enterprise, founded in Bournemouth and established to enrich the lives of those living and working in the town.
Corporate Director, Regeneration and Economy at BCP Council
Bill is in charge of driving growth in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and is a long-term supporter of the digital economy. If you head to the Bandstand on a Wednesday morning you might catch him working out!
Founder – Evaluat8 Corp
Neethu provides reliable management accounting and advisory services for fast-scaling start-ups. She loves to travel and experience new cultures and has lived and worked in 5 countries.
Founder and Creative Director – Keeping
Tom is the Founder and Creative Director at Keeping – an award winning creative studio in Bournemouth, has been named Rising Star by BIMA and thrives off of solving problems through elegant solutions.