Digital design firm LightStart has become the first tech business to move into the flagship Platform building by Leeds station.

The company has agreed a deal with property giant Bruntwood to take workspace in the tech hub which sits over three floors of the 13-storey building.

LightStart’s new base at Platform will provide workspace and agile meeting space for its six-strong team, who will move into the building on 18th September.

“We are very excited to be the first tech business moving into Platform. There is a lot of buzz about the building throughout the city and it will be a great place from which to grow the business,” founder Simon Edwards said.

“We are looking forward to meeting and working with the other residents in what will be one of the most vibrant business communities in Leeds.”

LightStart specialises in building digital products including mobile and web apps and has grown its client base significantly since it was founded 15 months ago.

The firm also offers a programme of free digital networking events, which it plans to continue once at Platform.

Edwards added: “We are working with the Bruntwood team to put together an updated and extended events calendar which will see our signature events, such as the Leeds Digital Coffee Morning, relocating to the amazing spaces available at Platform."

The tech hub at Platform consists of co-working desks and all-inclusive studio spaces, as well as a mezzanine-level business lounge and roof terrace to attract start-ups and SMEs.

It will provide businesses with access to finance and support through Bruntwood’s partnerships and a number of desks will be discounted to support starting and growing companies.

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