Bristol, UK, 23 February 2015 –Mike Bartley, Founder and CEO of TVS, a leader in software test and hardware verification solutions, was today recognised in the Maserati 100.

The Maserati 100 recognises the entrepreneurs who generously give their time and resources to support young founders. Mike, who has grown TVS from a 1 person company to 130 people around the world over the past 6 years, is chair of the LEP’s High Tech Sector Group, in the West of England, Chair of the Bristol branch of the British Computer Society and gives his time to promoting the high-tech sector in the region.

Mike commented, “I have received a lot of support from organisations such as SETsquared. It is a natural step to start helping others starting out on the path I have trodden in the past 6 years.”

Mike is also keen to encourage young people into the high-tech sector. He runs Digimakers in partnership with a number of local organisations such as the University of Bristol and @Bristol, a series of young people’s coding / Raspberry Pi days in attempt to encourage young people to go into science and technology.

Mike added “I am particularly proud of Digimakers. It is very exciting to see 200 plus 8 to 18 year olds pack into @Bristol to attend workshops run by University of Bristol students and volunteers.”

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About TVS
TVS (Test and Verification Solutions Ltd) provides services and products to organisations developing complex products in the microelectronics and embedded systems industries.  Such organisations use TVS to verify their hardware and software products, employ industry best practice and manage peaks in development and testing programmes.  TVS’s embedded software testing services includes onsite/offshore testing support including assistance with safety certification and security testing.  TVS hardware verification services include onsite/offshore verification support and training in advanced verification methodologies.  TVS also offers Verification IPs and its own Verification (EDA) signoff tool.

TVS Company Contact
Dr. Mike Bartley – TVS
+44 7796 307958
[email protected]

About the Maserati 100 
The Maserati 100 recognises the entrepreneurs who generously give their time and resources to support young founders. Nominations have been open for one month, and The Maserati100 have now been announced at a special celebration in early 2015 to recognise their dedication and success. Details can be found here