On Friday 1st March, Incremental Group welcomed Kate Forbes (MSP), Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy, to Incremental’s Glasgow office as part of her tour of Scottish based digital businesses.

The Minister, who is MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, visited Incremental’s Glasgow home in the Garment Factory to discover more about the key challenges the organisation has faced whilst scaling, as well as the efforts Incremental has made to build a diverse workforce.

During her visit, Ms Forbes met with Neil Logan (CEO) to discuss Incremental’s efforts in promoting digital career options in Scotland and the challenges facing the country in terms of the digital skills gap and investment.

The Minister and Neil also discussed Incremental’s commitment to diversity within digital and how this is helping bridge the skills gap. They discussed how Incremental has encouraged more women into digital roles through partnerships with the Women Returners Programme and Microsoft’s upcoming International Women’s Day data scientist bootcamps. Both programmes aim to get more women into technical roles in a notoriously male-dominated industry.

As the visit focused on digital skills and data, Adam Sroka introduced the Minister to some of the newest members of Incremental’s Data & AI team (pictured above) to learn more about their current data science projects.

On the Minister’s visit, Neil Logan, Incremental’s CEO said “We were delighted to host the Minister at Incremental’s Glasgow home and to discuss with her the challenges we have faced as a scaling digital business. Over the last 2 years we have expanded rapidly, growing from just 3 desks in Tontine to employing over 130 people across the UK. Whilst doing so we have worked hard to make sure diversity remains at the heart of everything we do. It was great to discuss our journey further with the Minister for Digital Economy.”

Pictured above: from left, Nicola Kelly (BI Consultant), Moreno Vardanega (Associate Data Scientist), Kate Forbes (MSP), Wamweni Simonde (Associate Data Engineer) and Adam Sroka (Senior Data Scientist).