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Manchester – Growth in the Tech Hub

by Emma Matarage - 4th August 2015

Technology Manchester

Manchester – Growth in the Tech Hub

A city typically known for its sensational music and nightlife, Manchester is now one of the largest tech hubs in the UK. Leading tech start-ups in Manchester include:

  • Techbritain.com
  • Fatsoma
  • Touchsoft
  • Hiring Hub
  • Niftydrives
  • com

In February of 2015, the Government announced the introduction of a second start-up hub in the Northern Quarter. The idea behind this was to create yet another successful start-up hub, similar to the success of London’s tech city.               

According to the report by Tech Nation, this plan had been formulated in the 2010-2013 period after seeing a rapid growth of 70% in the digital sector in Great Manchester.

With full public backup and support, investments and funds shall be allotted to promote start-up ventures and businesses to nurture the consumerist landscapes in the Manchester Northern Quarter.

Founder of Tech Britain, Doug Ward, while thrilled about government’s stance, suggested that this move by the Prime Minister will bring about beneficial results in terms of the economic as well as digital growth of Manchester city. He also claimed that with these new start-up hubs, Manchester will soon be seen as one of the top 5 European Start-up destinations.

With the influx of investment in start-up hubs here, the digital market of Manchester will supply great innovative ideas for businesses to drive the digital sector forward countrywide.

BBC reported the views of the Prime Minister David Cameron and The Chancellor George Osborne, publishing an article titled ‘Manchester to get Tech North start-up boost’. According to Prime Minister David Cameron, "The digital economy has become an integral part of our country and the rapid growth of many digital businesses has confirmed Britain's position as a global hub of technology excellence." To which Chancellor George Osborne added: "What's so exciting about today's Tech Nation report is that it shows how we're seeing the growth of tech businesses right across the country.

If these views are anything to judge by, Manchester will soon be one of the most advanced and best for business digital sector of the country.


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