Made Tech, the public sector technology and delivery expert, continues to strengthen its senior management team to support its expansion across the North of England with the addition of experienced Manchester-based corporate finance specialist Pete Wild as its new Chief Financial Officer.
The company, which provides digital, data and technology services across the UK, is currently pursuing a regionalisation strategy to support public sector organisations’ operations outside the capital and has already opened offices in Manchester, Bristol and Swansea.
Made Tech has a particular focus on the Northern Powerhouse region and following the opening of its Manchester office, is currently targeting establishing a new base in Newcastle in 2021. To support this strategy, Made Tech will benefit from Pete Wild’s knowledge of the northern market and his extensive experience of working with scale up businesses.
Pete is best known in the business community for being part of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Business programme, where he delivered finance sessions at Oxford University to growing SME firms, and for being a judge on CNBC business TV show, ‘Pop Up Start Up’.
Having held the role of Finance Director of a software group and a number of owner-managed businesses, Pete has spent the past decade consulting with high growth companies, all of which will be beneficial to Made Tech’s continuing scale up ambitions.
Rory MacDonald, CEO at Made Tech, said: “Pete will play an instrumental role in supporting our continued expansion into the North of England. We are building on our initial presence in the Manchester market, increasing our relationships with public sector bodies based in and around the city, and are confident we can extend our reach right across the Northern Powerhouse region.
“With the Government’s levelling up agenda, alongside the established public sector organisations across the UK, and our expertise of providing effective solutions to customers this is an exciting time to be part of Made Tech and we are pleased to have Pete as part of our management team.”
Pete Wild said: “Having met Rory on the Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses programme I was fascinated by his passion and mission to bring innovative, entrepreneurial tech solutions to the public sector, particularly in the North of England, which holds real potential for the company. Made Tech is on a real growth trajectory and I am really pleased to be on board and be part of the next stage of their journey.”