Marty Reid will be joining the SETsquared Partnership in December as its new Interim Executive Director.

Marty has been director of Engine Shed in Bristol since 2020 as well as SETsquared Bristol since January 2022. He takes the helm from Simon Bond, who has been SETsquared’s Innovation Director since 2014 and is now taking up the role of Director of Bristol Innovations at the University of Bristol.

Of his appointment, Marty says: “The SETsquared Partnership has an incredible track record of supporting talent and building ventures at scale, particularly from pipelines of university research. I’m looking forward to joining the team to see where we can build on both our profile and potential to create further impact.”

Marty became the Director of Engine Shed at the beginning of the pandemic and led the team as they adapted and strengthened their support for the start-up community during the lockdown. He’s a passionate supporter of diversity and inclusion within the tech sector and has led programmes at SETsquared Bristol which have significantly increased participation from under-represented groups.

Prior to Engine Shed and SETsquared Bristol, Marty was Centre Director for Bristol innovation hub, Future Space, and worked at Rolls-Royce in roles spanning business and technology strategy, global account management and service delivery

Huge thanks go to Simon Bond, who has led the team to become the global no. 1 university business accelerator three times and has been instrumental in securing new funding and programmes which have greatly impacted the growth journeys of so many founders and businesses.