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Founder NetBop Limited

Graduating from Swansea University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2003, Andrew Downie went on to found NetBop Technologies Ltd, located in the centre of Swansea. It is an award winning, approachable and high performing web development company, that has showed consistent growth over the last 5 years, now employing 7 people. In 2008, Andrew was profiled by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) as one of the UK’s top six most talented young entrepreneurs.

On his time at Swansea University, Andrew commented:

“I found the Mechanical Engineering course to be really interesting as the modules were varied. I liked the fact that not only did we cover several Engineering disciplines, but also a mix of IT, programming, business and even a basic accountancy module. All of which helped to encompass a well-rounded degree. After graduating, I put my plans into place to start my own business and was very grateful for the programmes Swansea University had to help assist with this.”