Mo Isap is the Founder & CEO of IN4.0 (pronounced In4) Group, headquartered at Media City Salford, operating though joint venture partnerships with regional universities providing industrial digital technology enabling training and developing and recruiting graduate technology talent into local high skilled employment.
Previously Mo was Group Director at Hobs Plc where he led Hobs Studio which in the space of 4 years established itself as one the UK’s leading Proptech businesses. Providing 3D printing, 3D Laser Scanning and Mixed Reality.
Whilst at Hobs, Mo scaled their Digital CAD Autodesk business acquired by a global tech vendor.
Mo has founded 3 successful University joint venture technology spin out businesses
Mo scaled his first business MPG to one of the largest independent digital print companies in the UK. acquired by Hobs Plc. Headquartered in Manchester city centre, the business was listed in the Financial Times 100 fastest growing UK companies.
Mo is Co-Chair of The Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership, The LEP brings together the private and public sectors to support business growth, develop local skills and innovation, direct investment and reform public services.
He is Founding Director, Trustee and Vice Chair of STAR Academies a leading Multi Academy and Free Schools Trust, operating 29 Schools across the country. Ranked in 2018 and’19 as the best performing Multi Academy Trusts in the country. All the Trust’s Free Schools are rated Outstanding by Ofsted.
Mo is also board director of the Career & Enterprise Company. Established in 2015 to help link schools and colleges to employers, in order to increase employer engagement for young people.
CEC have worked with Local Enterprise Partnerships to build a national network which now links 2,000 (over 50%) schools and colleges to employers and funded 150 programmes to provide high quality employer engagement activities to young people where they are most needed.
Previously Chaired the Blackburn with Darwen Local Strategic Partnership for 5 years.
Mo has an MBA, is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.