Sheffield City Region Technology Firm Joins Prime Minister on Trade Trip to India

Published 14th November 2016 at 3:50pm

Last week Sheffield City Region technology firm The Floow took pride of place alongside the Prime Minister as she embarked on her first trade trip.

The Floow provides insurers worldwide with cutting edge technology and has been based in the city since its inception. The trade mission was set up to show India the best of British SME’s. The visit included an Anglo-Indian technology event which was hosted by the leaders of the countries.

The Floow CEO Aldo Monteforte travelled to India alongside Prime Minister Theresa May and the visit included 39 of the UK’s best companies.

The visit allowed The Floow to showcase their products to Asia’s second largest economy. Prime Minister Theresa May hailed Sheffield’s growing tech sector as an exciting prospect for the city and with more than 25,000 people already employed in the city’s digital industries and two top-class universities producing the talent of tomorrow, the prospects for future growth are there for all to see.

She also had words of praise for The Floow specifically:

“The Floow is a great example of the sort of firm that will help drive Sheffield’s future economic growth – and that’s why I am so pleased they are joining me in India.”

Aldo Monteforte, founder and CEO at The Floow, said: “I feel particularly proud and privileged to have been chosen to accompany the Prime Minister on her first trade mission on behalf of The Floow.

“Over the last four years The Floow has become a key technology partner to some of the world’s leading insurers, delivering actionable insights into individual mobility from an economic, safety and environmental perspective.

“Also because of these developments, the UK is now seen as a leading force in telematics data management globally, and this trip provides the opportunity to showcase the benefits of our technology to the Indian market.

“I am looking forward to meeting both public and private sector representatives and to demonstrating how The Floow can support fairer insurance pricing, greater road safety, and traffic and pollution monitoring in India.”

The visit included a trip to South Asia’s largest tech fair and was designed to help boost hi-tech trade between India and the UK.

The Prime Minister used the trip to deliver her ambitious vision for Britain after Brexit that she set out in a speech last month. She spoke about forging a new global role for the UK as a country with the self-confidence and the freedom to look beyond the continent of Europe.

She also used the visit to deliver on her pledge to create an economy that truly works for all, by introducing new and emerging enterprises, as well as more established players, to the key Indian market.