The aql story

April 3

aql CEO joins UK5G advisory board

image: aql CEO joins UK5G advisory board
aql founder and CEO Prof. Adam Beaumont has joined the advisory board of UK5G, a new industry body responsible for supporting the UK in becoming a global leader in the..Read More
March 14

aql CEO represents region at MIPIM

image: aql CEO at MIPIM to showcase Leeds
aql founder and CEO Prof. Adam Beaumont was in Cannes, France last week as part of Leeds City Region’s largest-ever delegation to MIPIM, the world’s leading property market. Beaumont was..Read More
January 14

Transport for the North’s Strategic Transport Plan launches at aql HQ

image: Ambitious Strategic Transport Plan launches at aql HQ
Ambitious Strategic Transport Plan launches at aql HQ Transport for the North unveiled its 30-year plan to transform the North’s transportation infrastructure today. Launched at aql’s headquarters in Leeds, the Strategic..Read More
November 10


Last year, Adam was awarded a visiting professorship in cyber security at the University of Leeds in recognition of his work in cyber and defence. In this role, he’s striving..Read More
April 14

Adam Beaumont leads First Northern Powerhouse trade mission

Adam leads a delegation of Northern business leaders on the first Northern Powerhouse trade mission, to San Francisco.
February 10

Inaugural Northern Powerhouse Partnership report launches

Osborne returned to Salem Chapel in February 2017 with Lord Jim O’Neill to launch the inaugural Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP) report.
August 14

UK/Estonia TechLink

Following a series of trips to Estonia, Adam helps found TechLink, a UK-Estonia technical collaboration platform that has led to numerous collaborations between companies and start-ups in two countries.
September 14

aql buys BlueWave

aql purchases Isle of Man-based BlueWave Communications following the death of its founder, Stuart Baggs (a former contestant on The Apprentice).
May 10

Birth of NorthInvest

In 2015, Adam identified a need to give tech startups better access to funding and created NorthInvest – a not-for-profit mutual which brings together angel investors and entrepreneurs across the..Read More
February 10

Northern Powerhouse concept launches at aql HQ

aql’s HQ, the historic Salem Chapel, hosts then-Prime Minister David Cameron and then-Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne for talks as part of the government’s plan to improve the Northern..Read More