On 28th October 2013, BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme visited Radius Court to discuss Redwood Technologies’ role in the growing British economy.
Radio 4 business presenters Simon Jack and Katie Prescott interviewed Redwood Founders and Directors, Sean Taylor and Martin Taylor, on the topic of economic recovery. The piece explored the business reality behind Britain’s recovery, on a day when government statistics posted Q3 GDP growth of 0.8% - the third successive quarter of expansion.
The Redwood group is doing its part to drive this improvement, growing at an impressive rate of 50% year on year. The company was described by Jack as the ‘most-prized of economic species - fast-growth export-led technology and innovation driven’. Martin Taylor’s commentary focused on Redwood’s success in the fiercely-competitive US technology market, particularly the group’s 2014 launch of its new cloud platform in New York and San Francisco:
Jack: Isn’t that like selling coal to Newcastle – selling technology back to Silicon Valley?
Taylor: Absolutely it is – we’ve won technology business with US Federal Government agencies and they couldn’t believe that this company from the UK had apparently a better product for secure communications than all of their domestic organisations. In fact, the bid was re-run and we won it again. I think they thought there must have been some kind of mistake.
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The interview was broadcast on Friday 25th October on the ‘Today’ Programme on Radio 4.