Leeds Named one of UK’s Top Tech Cities.
Leeds has been named as the UK’s seventh best city of digital technology.
18:49 07 July 2019
Recent figures released by The Data City reveals that Leeds currently has 5,556 organisations in the sector, covering E-Commerce, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Gaming, Fintech and MedTech.
Other cities that made it to the top 10 are London, Manchester, Reading, Brighton, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Mark Goldstone, Head of Policy and Business Representation, West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce said: “Here in Leeds we know there is a strong digital economy so it is good to see this recognised in this research.
“Leeds has a very strong reputation as a great place to start and scale up a business too, with well-developed support networks, access to funding and a range of innovation spaces including the University of Leeds’s Nexus project through to amazing space at Platform conveniently located right above the main Leeds train station.
“Leeds and the wider city region is an incredibly diverse economy providing companies with access to both skills and markets; indeed Channel Four’s recent announcement to move its HQ to the city is testament to the talent which is available here. Anyone thinking of starting or growing a digital business would be well advised to consider our city.”