The North East of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Yorkshire and the Humber are becoming powerhouses for the UK’s technology innovation. They are gaining a lot of prominence as leading global technology companies are choosing to establish their presence in those areas,
A recent study published by GP Bullhound found that the fastest growing northern technology companies are evenly distributed across the region. This is especially relevant to the North West and Yorkshire. That said, Manchester and London are competing to be top destinations in terms of locations for technology workers. According to statistics, they are distributed by 15 percent and 18 percent respectively.
For now, there are 12 technology businesses established in the North. These businesses have already reached a unicorn status, including The Hut Group and Boohoo.
Digital Minister Caroline Dinenage, told the media, “It is great to see the growth of the tech sector across the UK’s regions and nations helping to create jobs, attract investment and drive economic recovery. The 12 Clusters of Tech Report gives valuable insight into our regional tech specialisms and will help us develop effective policy as we work to make the UK the best place to start and grow a digital business.”
It is observed that the entrepreneurial culture is quite progressive in the region, and is backed by a robust network of specialist accelerators. That said, the region is also becoming home to some of the world’s top class technology companies and technologists.