Appropriate Support “Essential” for Tech Companies to Grow

  • The Sync NI team caught up with VenYou to find out more about how their offices are helping NI’s tech companies reach their full potential.

    Belfast's tech sector is booming and has been for a few years. The UK tech sector as a whole recorded its best year ever in 2021, with Belfast ranking in the top 10 in terms of capital raised.

    According to Donna Linehan, Client Services Director at VenYou, which manages three buildings in Belfast City Centre – the Scottish Provident Building, Ascot House and Northern Court – attracting investment is important for the future growth of tech companies, but so too is an appropriate support system which enables them to do this. This is where, Donna claims, the serviced office sector can assist.

    “One of VenYou’s unique selling points is that we offer our clients complete flexibility,” explained Donna. “We offer our clients a service that allows them to remain agile and better react to market changes and challenges, which is vitally important when it comes to business growth and securing investment opportunities.

    “This is where VenYou has really held its own. Quite a few sectors realised how important flexibility is when the pandemic took hold however, VenYou has been offering this since its inception in 2019.”

    In addition to flexible leases, VenYou provides an array of business services which aim to alleviate the administrative pressures of running a business, enabling clients to concentrate on growing their companies.

    Donna continued: “When it comes to running a business, we want to make it as easy as possible for our clients, which is why we offer a number of business services.

    “VenYou offers mail handling and reception services including answering and transferring telephone calls. We also have a dedicated housekeeping team who ensure that offices, communal spaces and kitchens are kept clean and tidy.

    “These tasks may seem menial, but businesses often spend quite a bit of precious time on them. We know that time could be better spent taking care of other things.”

    Elsewhere, establishing a tech company within a modern office building that is fully equipped with all the latest technology is vital for daily operations but also when cementing opportunities for growth and investment.

    “Each of our serviced office buildings are modern and beautifully decorated, helping companies to portray a professional image to clients and investors alike,” commented Jonny Hill, VenYou Operations Director.  

    “We always ensure that our buildings are fully equipped with all the latest technology so our clients can host in person and virtual business meetings whenever they need to. Our video conferencing software allows our clients to connect to calls and apps quickly and safely and our high-speed dedicated broadband connection means that connectivity will never be lost.”

    In addition, the VenYou team has also added enhancements to the security system across all three buildings.

    “The health and safety of our clients is of paramount importance to us,” Jonny continued. “That’s why all of our buildings have a custom-built security system installed, which enables our clients to access their office 24-hours a day via a key fob,” Jonny added.   

    “Each office, including our meeting and conference rooms, has its own security system as well. We no longer use keys to open doors and clients can only access interior offices and rooms if they have an activated key fob.  

    “At VenYou, it’s our mission that by providing a supportive environment, companies can progress to the best of their ability.”  

    With a stellar business support offering and modern, central and sustainable buildings, VenYou certainly has much to offer the Northern Ireland tech sector and is best placed to assist the industry with future growth plans.

    To find out more about VenYou’s services, call: 028 9091 8500 or email:

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    Aoife is a Sync NI writer with a previous background working in print, online and broadcast media. She has a keen interest in all things tech related. To connect with Aoife feel free to send her an email or connect on LinkedIn.

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