The Futurelabs Team

We’re a really friendly and supportive bunch! Committed to building an awesome community and a productive work space and making what you do a success! We try our best to get you the right connections and the right environment to thrive.

Steve Wainwright


Steve is co-founder of Futurelabs and is a serial entrepreneur who has not only run and developed large companies, but has also taken a startup from kitchen table into 63 countries and eventual sale. Steve is passionate about developing the tech ecosystem in Leeds.

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Emma Cheshire


Not only is Emma co-founder of Futurelabs but also the CEO of Dotforge accelerator programme which runs in Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield. Her expertise in advising tech start-ups and raising seed capital makes her an important member of the team.

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Amy is Futurelabs’ super networker. As a member of Leeds Digital Skills board and founder of Herd, Amy keeps Futurelabs in the loop on Leeds’ digital scene helping us connect with key movers and shakers in the Tech industry.

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Beth is one of our Centre Hosts here at Futurelabs. She manages our co-working space and meeting rooms, and helps with our daytime events. Beth is studying for a degree in Computing & IT with the Open University.

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Owen is the other centre host at Futurelabs. He organises the meet-up events and helps to run Founders Friday on the last Friday of every month. He’s a Freelance Designer at Doodle Me and looks after the #DigitOwl for Leeds Digital Drinks.



Becky is our marketing manager and resident Google trainer. Becky is also a tenant with her business The Social Media Geek, she helps us shout about what’s going on in our tech community. Drop her a line through one of our social media channels.  

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