The Leeds technology industry is one of the fastest growing in the country having grown by 31% in the past 6 years and is worth £6.6 billion to the local economy. For a long time Leeds has been home to a number of large tech companies and with it’s leading universities, innovation has been central to its success. Well established hubs such as the Sky Technology hub and events like the Leeds Digital Festival make Leeds an increasingly important tech city.Find Job in Leeds
The Numbers in Yorkshire
What people are saying..
Roger MarshOBE - Chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership
This year, Tech Nation and Dealroom found that venture capital investment into our region’s tech companies amounted to £108.8 million, the fastest rate in the North.
Stuart ClarkeFestival Director - Leeds Digital Festival
Over the last few years we’ve seen Leeds’s digital sector really thrive and the festival reflects that. It may be easier to start a business in London but once you’ve got going, it’s expensive. Why not come to Leeds or another Yorkshire city where you can scale up, private accommodation costs are a third, and there is a great deal of talent. Many people are now coming to have a look and choosing to stay
Michael MaibaumGroup Deputy Chief Architect - Sky Betting & Gaming
There’s a really active community across a range of technical disciplines in Leeds and everyone is happy to share knowledge and experience.
Companies from Leeds
Leeds has been home to NHS Digital, Sky Betting and Gaming and Rockstar Games for many years. More recently Channel 4 announced that it will be opening its national HQ in Leeds with around 250 jobs being based in the city. Up and coming tech companies to look out for include Synap, Kwizzbit, Cocoon, Panintelligence, Hark, The Data Shed, Cooperative Innovations, Parallax, Infinity Works, Branswer, Pitchero and Citi Logik.
- CloudCoCo acquired by Adept4
- Success Flow Digital acquired by YouWe
- SICL acquired by MXLG Acquisition
- OneMedicalGroup acquires Rescon
- Tracsis acquires Compass for €6 million
- First 10 Digital acquired by HOME
- WYG acquired by Tetra Tech
- BioStraw acquired by Transcend
- Hero acquires The Balanced You
- AutoProtect Group acquires DealTrak
Ecosystem Builders in Leeds
- Digital Inward Investment Fund
- North Invest
- Northstar Ventures
- Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund
- Foresight Group
- Business Growth Fund
- Northern Tech Awards
- Leeds Digital Festival
- Leeds Digital Job Fair
- Code in the Dark
- Fintech Leeds