Digital Tech Industries are driving economic growth, employment and regional development: 

  • The UK's Digital Tech Industries are growing 32% faster than the rest of the UK economy (in turnover) 
  • The estimated turnover of UK digital tech industries reached £161bn in 2014 
  • The Digital Tech Industries are creating employment opportunities and accounting for 1.56M jobs across the UK The UK's increasingly diverse range of digital skills and specialisms are also now thriving beyond the tech sector 41% of Digital Tech Economy jobs exist in what are thought of as traditionally non-digital industries such as the public sector and financial services 

Tech City UK

Tech City UK believes the UK is the best place to start and/or grow a digital business.  

Their mission is to accelerate the growth of London and the UK's digital economy.  

They focus on areas like digital skills, smart capital investment, infrastructure, international development and leadership.  

Tech City started life in Shoreditch in 2010, launched by the UK Prime Minister David Cameron to support the East London tech cluster known as London Tech City or Silicon Roundabout. They have since grown their support to Greater London, Manchester and other major cities around the UK through: 

  • Targeted programmes that fill market gaps across the whole lifecycle of digital businesses from Digital Business Academy to Future Fifty:  
  • Providing an agile and responsive feedback loop to government to help shape the right policies via roundtables, surveys, white papers and reports such as Tech Nation  
  • Championing and connecting the digital sector in London, the UK, and internationally via international trade missions, media engagement and events.