Hermes showcases state-of-the-art tech hub in Leeds

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The leader of Leeds City Council Judith Blake was given a tour of Hermes’ state-of-the-art Tech Hub as part of the official opening of the site on June 5.

Blake also delivered a presentation alongside Hermes CIO Chris Ashworth and Stuart Clarke, the Founder of Leeds Digital Festival, before testing a number of the delivery firm’s products, including a Pay & Print In-Store device and Hermes Play, as well as the latest prototypes, such as a drone, a VR headset and a smart lock.

Hermes opened the 6,500ft2 (603m2) office in the center of Leeds as part of its commitment to innovation and to facilitate the next stage of its growth. This expansion will also see the company recruit a number of technology specialists, including senior developers and UX experts.

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