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 hot bed 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; attract investment. If you ask him, he might tell you about that time he was in a Portuguese film...
Kelly is looking after Silicon South whilst Megan is on maternity leave! Since her time as Marketing Manager at one of Bournemouth's larger agencies, she has been nurturing her entrepreneurial streak and runs a successful business hiring out flower walls for events across Dorset and Hampshire.
Megan manages the European project, and has a background in PR 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... Megan is currently on maternity leave
Emma is on her placement year with Silicon South whilst completing her degree in marketing at BU. She's addicted to LinkedIn and can often be found doing crazy things (like jumping out of planes) for the charities close to her heart.
Founder & Chairman - Bright Blue Day
David, Chairman and one of the founding members of Silicon South is also founder of advertising agency Bright Blue Day. When he's not working he's either spinning or spending time with Hugo bear.
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.
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!
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.
Exec Director Environment & Economy - Bournemouth Borough Council
Bill is in charge of driving growth in Bournemouth 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!
Director of Digital - LV=
Lee's role is to put digital at the heart of LV= He oversees digital strategy, change and operations and most recently he has created and launched the innovation entity LV= Tomorrow. Lee is an avid Newcastle United supporter (boo).
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.