Cutting-edge York company takes leading role in Northern Powerhouse

Inside Netsells HQ on North Street. Photographs: Gary Brown

Cutting edge York company Netsells has become a member of the government’s Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme in recognition of their contributions to the north’s growing technology sector.

Joining a network of over 300 partners, Netsells has pledged to continue investing in technology research and development, alongside creating and supporting high-wage, high-skills jobs in the region.


Specialising in the development of complex platforms and digital products, the company has seen turnover increase by more than 500 per cent in just two years.

It now employs over 50 full-time staff members in their HQ in Mill House, North Street.

This rapid expansion is a result of a number of high-profile client wins and ongoing partnerships with companies including Uber, Hiscox and Trainline.

Successful partnerships

The company employs more than 50 people
Netsells has also recently launched a Ventures division which has resulted in successful partnerships with some of the UK’s most promising startups, including YourParkingSpace and Railguard.

CEO of Netsells Brannan Coady said:

  • We are delighted to become a Northern Powerhouse Partner organisation and play our part in developing a resilient and high-growth local economy.

    We’re also proud to demonstrate that the north can compete on a global scale with areas such as Silicon Valley in terms of attracting talent and investment.

‘The north can compete on a global scale’
Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, the Rt Hon Jake Berry, MP said: “Netsells share our ambition for the North to compete on a global level so I am delighted to welcome them on board as our latest Northern Powerhouse Partner.

“They are creating good jobs in the north, supporting new businesses to be at the forefront of the digital economy and attracting investment from world-leading brands.

“We have invested £145.9 million across Yorkshire from the Local Growth Fund and by working with Netsells and our growing network of over 300 partners we’re levelling up the whole Northern Powerhouse as we look to a prosperous future where we get Brexit done and take our country forward.”