Welsh entrepreneur wins accountancy award for embracing technology

A Welsh businessman stood out at this year’s ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland) Top 100 Young CAs Awards for embracing technology in the finance industry.

Each year, the professional body celebrates a pool of bright young accountants they believe will shape the industry. Among the winners was Gareth Lewis, co-founder of global fintech provider Delio, whose innovative approach set him apart.

With its HQ in Cardiff, Delio designs and delivers white-label technology platforms and their clients include global financial organisations. Through their platforms, the Welsh company connects investors to unique investment opportunities within private markets.

Gareth Lewis said:

“I am proud to have my journey with Delio recognised by ICAS. We have grown from strength to strength and I am thrilled to see where our technology will take us next.

“At Delio, we see how our technology helps a range of financial institutions connect with investors in the private markets in real-time. Our technology has become an efficient and scalable solution. It helps some of the world’s most prominent organisations do more for their clients.”

Aligned with their focus on digitisation, ICAS introduced the technology category this year. The body is encouraging professionals to embrace emerging technologies.

Gareth Lewis said:

“Too often there is a risk of ignoring digital change out of fear. So, to have an organisation like ICAS recognise the role of technology within the finance industry is very promising.

“This is an exciting time for the finance industry. With cutting-edge technologies on the rise, we see opportunities we can embrace. Digitisation enables us to work more efficiently, support clients’ needs in real-time and helps us reduce risk. Through technology, we can become better professionals that thrive on change.”

Earlier this year, Delio was among the UK’s top fintech companies to watch. Founded in Cardiff, Delio was named Scale-Up of the Year at the Fintech Awards Wales.