As the UKs second largest creative, digital and tech hub, Manchester has a thriving community of businesses, incubators and workspaces. It is well known for its unicorns, Boohoo, Autotrader,, and The Hut Group however with tech companies having raised in excess of $528 million in the first 9 months in 2019, there is growth and momentum in a range of tech sectors. With leading universities, hugely successful local companies and with an enviable talent pool, Manchester is attracting leading tech companies from around the world.

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The Numbers in the North West

£4.98 bn Digital Tech Turnover
13,655 Digital tech business count
88,000 Employment in digital tech
£99,000 Digital tech productivity per worker
Source: Source: Tech Nation Tech Report - 2019

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Companies from Manchester

The city is home to a wide ranging group of tech companies including its 5 unicorns (Boohoo, Autotrader,, and The Hut Group), the BBC,, Microsoft, Bet365, WeWork and ARM. There also exists an exciting mix of startups and scaleups including Wejo, Push Doctor, Peak AI, eLucid, ShieldPay, TickX, Social Chain, LadBible, Accesspay,, Laduma, Degree 53, Livinglens, Radius Payments Solutions, Matillion and RealityMine.

Recent Acquisitions

  • Pretty Little Things acquired by Boohoo
  • Avecto acquired by Bomgar
  • PBF Solutions acquired by Raisin
  • e3creative acquired by Dept
  • ANS Group acquires Alithya UK
  • Wejo acquires Carjojo
  • Adept4 acquired by Pinnacle

Ecosystem Builders in Manchester

Investment Community

  • GP Bullhound
  • Calibri (Tekst podstawowy)
  • North Invest
  • Praetura Ventures
  • Accelerated Digital Ventures
  • The North West Fund
  • Maven Capital Partners
  • North Edge Capital
  • Foresight
  • Business Growth Fund

Key Events

  • Northern Tech Awards
  • Digital Skills Festival
  • digitech
  • Tech Show North
  • Northern Powerhouse Digital & Technology Conference
  • The Digital Transformation Conference

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