How Nottingham has a thriving tech industry – with £44k salaries on average

Mar 2017

Mark Sanders, the CEO of Accelerate Places: We know from our own experience that Nottingham is a place which works not just for tech businesses but growing scale-up companies generally and we can see that in the numbers of people who have signed up to take space with us here at Accelerate Places

While London stands tall as the biggest centre for digital technology investment in Europe, it showed a number of Britain’s cities are now becoming established as significant clusters of activity – with Nottingham among them.

It said local support networks, tech industry meet-ups and the availability of co-working spaces were critical factors in assisting the growth of tech companies and associated scale-up businesses.

In Nottingham, it highlighted the presence of Accelerate Places, in Wollaton Street, which provides tailored workspaces for scale-up firms.

The office complex is already home to a number of growing tech businesses, including Oakbrook Finance, Bizfitech, Cronofy and Intelligent Ways.

Mark Sanders, the CEO of Accelerate Places, said: “The Tech Nation report provides a very clear illustration of the strategic importance of the tech industry to the Nottingham and East Midlands economy.

We know from our own experience that Nottingham is a place which works not just for tech businesses but growing scale-up companies generally and we can see that in the numbers of people who have signed up to take space with us here at Accelerate Places.

“What’s important is that we work together to raise the city’s profile as a digital destination, and partner with the universities, Marketing NG and Nottingham City Council to make sure we develop and maintain the talent necessary to fuel that growth.”

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