Mick Antoniw, Assembly Member for Pontypridd recently visited Monitise International Ltd, a specialist in financial services technology, to explore more about its Nantgarw Development Hub, which is leading the way in the design of new digital technologies for the financial services sector.

The company has recently announced that it was expanding its development and support centre in Nantgarw, following a £527,000 backing from the Welsh government, creating 26 new jobs and safeguarding a further 34 high-value jobs.

Mick Antoniw, Assembly Member for Pontypridd said: “We should be very proud of South Wales’ growing reputation as a centre for digital technologies and financial services. That Monitise has chosen to reinforce its team in Nantgarw, rather than create these new jobs in London or its other locations, is evidence of the expertise and experience to be found locally.”

Anouska Streets, Head of Engineering at Monitise said: “South Wales is at the cutting edge of digital technologies and a big part of that success is the talent to be found in our communities. We are determined to keep Welsh talent in Wales and to create sustainable, high-quality jobs for local people into the future.”

Amy Lewis, Office Manager said: “We’re here because of the talent-pool in South Wales and the support from Welsh Government. We are very optimistic for the future and plan to grow in Nantgarw. That’s why we’re creating links with organisations such as the University of South Wales in Treforest to ensure we have the right people to help our business grow in the future.”