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The Interchange Welcomes Shoemaster as Latest Tenants

Published on October 20, 2017

Engine Shed is delighted to welcome Shoemaster International, who are establishing their new Innovation hub in Engine Shed’s new workspace, the Interchange.

Shoemaster is a world-leading developer of 3D CAD/CAM for shoemakers. Originally the CAD/CAM division of Clarks International in Somerset, the software is now used by over 800 leading shoemakers across the globe.

Shoemaster has already benefited from the diverse Engine Shed ecosystem, having built connections with residents including Yellow Dog, TechSPARK and SETsquared alumni, Ultrahaptics. Their tenure in The Interchange will bring Shoemaster closer to their networks in the Bristol city-region, and will benefit other tenants by bringing in business from further afield.

Ian Paris, Shoemaster CTO said:

“We’re thrilled to be expanding our company into the Interchange. It brings new opportunities for networking within a vibrant and innovative environment, as well as providing a base to forge stronger research partnerships with Bristol and Bath Universities.

“We recently joined the Atom group, and our new board has given the strategic direction to recruit a new team focussed on technological innovation for our industry. When we discovered Engine Shed, it was immediately apparent that it could provide the perfect base for us to start this exciting new challenge”

The Interchange is a 2,200 sq. ft. workspace within Engine Shed, where members can work, network, and collaborate with partners, whilst enjoying the benefits of an enterprise zone location. The space, which launched in September 2017, is a managed work area hosting the strategic partners in Engine Shed’s mission for inclusivity for the region’s economic growth.

The Interchange is fast filling up with exciting and innovative companies from across the West of England. Find out more about office space in the Interchange, or to find out more about accelerating your business connections at Engine Shed, get in touch.