WE ARE A TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION COMPANY
Founded in 2013 after recognising that technological advancements were disrupting every aspect of every organisation in every sector. This level of disruption needs a new innovation model, which is where Connected Space comes in.
Partnerships are the cornerstone of our innovation model. We use an entrepreneurial approach to commercial agreements, allowing us to unlock value and achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. We work with a variety of government organisations, large corporations, and disruptive scale-ups in the UK and abroad.
We’re a team of technology and product specialists from diverse backgrounds, and with often unorthodox career paths, but with a talent for tech that unites us. This ‘challenger’ approach is key to our success and drives our culture of innovation, while allowing us to be more flexible, care about what we do, and co-create effectively.
Mick Robins and Andy Poulter are the co-founders at Connected Space. Often described as ‘tech veterans’ due to each having worked in the sector for over 20 years. During that time, they have first-hand experience of delivering disruptive innovations or being on the receiving end of the disrupters!
It was during an 8-year spell at News Corp that Mick and Andy first met and collaborated on many world-firsts including the company’s first ever mobile applications.
Kindred spirits, Mick and Andy believe that to truly unlock meaningful and sustainable innovation, you need to blend the best of emerging technologies with a deep understanding of the commercial imperatives – and it’s that spirit which led to the formation of Connected Space in 2013 and informs everything we do moving forward.
The Management Team consists of Mick and Andy plus David Gregory and James Weaver. David is our Director of Partnerships having previously worked in the e-commerce sector with a number of market-place platforms, before forming his own start-up then joining Connected Space in 2016.
James has a background in design, leading through to front-end development and brings a wealth of experience delivering innovative digital solutions in the travel and education sectors and also joined Connected Space in 2016.
Our super-talented team drawn from 20+ years driving technology inspired innovations, is our strength. We identify and nurture talent across a broad spectrum of disciplines, from sports science to design and invest deeply in a culture that enables every member to achieve their personal and team objectives.
Our home is a 4,000 sq ft studio in the heart of South London’s vibrant tech scene, Croydon (aka Silicon South), where we’ve designed the working environment from the ground up to feel like a natural part of all that is Connected Space. The design philosophy is centered on every member of our team being able to influence his/her own physical environment in any way at any time to enable them to be more effective.
We have a private gym, treatment rooms, bike store and showers in the building, as we believe in the power of wellbeing. There’s also the usual table tennis, VR playground, classic board games and general socials together so we stay happy!