Newcastle is one of the most vibrant digital clusters outside of London, and has the highest growth in England (+30%, 2011-2015) with our software and technology market forecast to grow to 2.5bn by 2020.
In fact, the North East’s software & IT industry cluster grew by 30.7%, the second highest rate of any UK region, only behind London (2013-17).
The sector accounts for over 2,800 businesses, employing over 27,000 people in Newcastle and the surrounding region. Home to one of only two FTSE 100 software companies, Sage Group plc, global leaders rub shoulders and do business with fast-growing local start-ups, collaborating and innovating future solutions.
Tech and digital businesses locating in Newcastle benefit from a high calibre talent pool and two leading universities, coupled with great support and social networks, and the opportunity to locate in high-spec creative hubs.