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The top tech hubs in the North of England

The North of England

I’m a proud Northerner and a proud tech enthusiast, so I’m delighted to write this piece, which covers both these passions of mine. But enough about me. Let’s look at the North of England-related findings from Tech City UK’s Tech Nation 2017 report.

The report features 30 towns and cities, including eight in the North of England – Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, Sunderland, Newcastle and Middlesbrough.

The tech communities of the eight city clusters across the North have a combined Gross Value Added (GVA) of £5.8bn, so they pump £5.8bn into the economy after their cost of operation is taken away. Last year, the combined GVA was £4bn (although it’s worth noting Middlesbrough didn’t make it onto the list in 2016)....