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Christian Coates

11.09.12 mh ESTnet Awards 7_160Christian Coates MBCS CITP CEng is the Managing Director of Method4 Ltd, a software house and technology consultancy based in Cardiff.

Christian has been Managing Director at Method4 since start-up in 2005. He has overseen several new technology adoptions and business practice innovations.  Christian is responsible for the strategic direction of the business, building collaborative opportunities and business development.  Method4 has grown in headcount or turnover every year since start up. Method4 is in the middle of an exciting growth phase which will see it grow to over 40 staff with a turnover in excess of £3.5m.

Christian sits on the board of the ESTnet a networking membership organisation representing the enabling systems industry in Wales. Christian was recently appointed Co-Chairman of the ESTnet. Christian is also a member of the advisory panel of the superfast broadband exploitation programme.  This programme looks to assess and encourage businesses to take advantage of technologies available to them via higher internet connection speeds.

Christian is currently developing office property in Trade Street, Cardiff to allow the current tech companies based there to grow and in addition to this also provide space for new start-ups to become part of the ecosystem. Trade Street is in the financial services enterprise zone.