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Kimble NED Stephen Kelly tells the Sunday Times: “This is probably the golden era for UK technology”

Non-executive director Stephen Kelly mentioned Kimble in an interview slot in the prestigious UK newspaper The Sunday Times recently, when he argued that now is a perfect time to invest in technology.

Kelly featured in a series called “Angel Q&A” where one of the early-stage investors who collectively inject £1.5bn a year into British start-up companies, answers a series of questions.

Journalist Liam Kelly reported: “Since leaving Sage last year, Kelly, 57, has joined the boards of start-ups he has invested in, such as Locum’s Nest, which matches doctors to shifts at NHS hospitals, and cloud software maker Kimble.”

Stephen said: “This is probably the golden era for UK technology. There are a lot of smart leaders and entrepreneurs. They need to learn lessons from some of the scars on my back…There is a narrative in the UK of Armageddon. I think it’s a perfect time, actually, to invest and grow.”

He also urged British entrepreneurs to learn from America: “Companies in the US are much better at storytelling, and many more companies in America make it through that scale-up phase.”

He also advised: “For 95% of the business challenges a chief executive faces, there’s a playbook of how to do it well. Going into America, launching a product, hosting an event: there are good and bad ways of doing it. These playbooks of best practice should be codified and shared.”

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