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New head appointed at Engine Shed

By charlotte coker, Tuesday Nov 26, 2019

Marty Reid will become the head of Engine Shed from January 2020, taking over the helm at the enterprise hub next to Temple Meads.

Since its inception in 2013, the Engine Shed has become a collaborative space for resident startups, scaleups, social enterprises and members.

Reid will joins from Future Space, the innovation centre which is home to 50 science and technology businesses at UWE Bristol.

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Reid said that he is “proud to have been given the opportunity to build on the fantastic work” at Engine Shed and SETsquared Bristol.

In 2017, Bristol City Council’s planning committee unanimously approved plans for the derelict George Railway building to become Engine Shed 2

He said: “In my time living in Bristol, the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem has gone from strength to strength and I’ve experienced first-hand the spirit of collaboration that runs through the city’s institutions and entrepreneurs.

“There is still much potential to be realised, not only in supporting business growth, but also in ensuring this translates into genuine economic benefit and lasting social impact.

“I look forward to progressing these discussions with anyone who has ideas on how we can work together going forwards.”

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