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How can I retain tech talent?
posted on May 8, 2017

Once you’ve found the people who can help you grow your business, it’s important that you’re able to keep them on board.

TechNation Birmingham

Tech in Birmingham: Great quality of life, but lacking talent
posted on March 31, 2017

If it’s fantastic quality of life and a great sense of community you’re looking for, Birmingham is the place to be, according to the panel of speakers at last night’s leg of the Tech Nation tour. The tour is an opportunity for Tech City UK to share the findings of its Tech Nation report with…


Tech in Cambridge: A successful hub with a marketing problem
posted on March 30, 2017

A lot of fantastic tech talent is nurtured in Cambridge, but holding on to it is a real issue. That’s according to panellists at the Cambridge leg of the Tech Nation tour.

Bristol Tech Nation

Tech in Bristol: A hub full of optimism
posted on March 29, 2017

The Bristol leg of Tech City UK’s Tech Nation tour took place last night and if I took anything away from the event it’s that there’s a great sense of optimism in the city’s tech community.

Bristol - South West of England

Top tech hubs in the South West of England
posted on March 27, 2017

The latest Tech Nation report from Tech City UK features 30 tech clusters, including five in the South West of England – Bournemouth and Poole; Bristol and Bath; Exeter; Plymouth; and Truro and Redruth. Here’s a quick summary of the findings from each of the five South West clusters.

Tech Nation Newcastle

Tech in Newcastle: Tackling the skills and office shortage
posted on March 27, 2017

Lack of talent and lack of physical space – that’s what is hampering the growth of the tech sector in Newcastle. That’s according to a panel of local industry representatives, who shared their views at the Newcastle leg of Tech City UK’s Tech Nation tour. The panel was largely complementary about the report, but, off…


TechUK calls for government to help tech sector ‘power UK back to growth’
posted on June 29, 2016

The UK’s tech trade body techUK has called for the government to create a plan enabling the tech sector to “power the UK back to growth” following last week’s vote to leave the EU. The body, which represents over 900 companies and 800,000 employees, said in a statement that the UK tech sector has been…


Lack of funding and talent ‘preventing UK tech industry growth’
posted on June 14, 2016

Only 50% of UK business leaders feel appropriate funding is accessible and only one third has any appetite for borrowing when compared to three months ago, according to the quarterly Enterprise Index by Smith & Williamson. The investment management, accountancy and tax group’s research suggests the desire and ability to scale up a business is…


How to give graduates the skills needed to drive the tech sector forward
posted on March 7, 2016

Tara Saunders is studio art director at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, London Studio. In this article, she explores how those in digital industries can help create a bigger and better talent pool.  The government recently calculated that the digital and creative industries are worth almost £10m an hour to the economy. Without a doubt, they…

The Philippines: An unlikely talent hotspot?
posted on October 12, 2015

London’s strength as a technology hub is not in doubt, with Tech London Advocates highlighting the retail tech and fintech sectors in their most recent report, but there are still areas where the capital could do with some help. As the cost of living in London rises, and the government’s unfriendly immigration policies for non-EU citizens persist,…

London most sought-after destination for European tech professionals
posted on September 16, 2015

London has been revealed as the most sought-after destination in Europe for international tech jobseekers in a new report from global jobsite Indeed. Tech jobs in the UK are almost three times more likely to attract interest from international job seekers than careers in other sectors. However, whilst one in three tech roles in the UK are…

Cyber security jobs now make up 14% of UK IT roles
posted on September 14, 2015

Cyber security jobs now make up 14% of all new UK based IT roles as businesses increasingly hunt for cyber security experts to help protect against hackers, research from international professional services consultancy Procorre has found. Procorre found that businesses are increasing their investment in cyber security after a series of recent high profile hacks, such…

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