The North East digital tech sector is generating more than £1 billion in revenues and employs in excess of 30,000 people. The growing hub continues to innovate, collaborate and grow thanks in part to the ecosystem builders such as Dynamo, Digital Union and Newcastle Tech Trust. It has over 2,600 companies in the creative industries including 58 companies in the Gaming sector.Find Job in Newcastle
The Numbers in the North East
What people are saying..
Jo YorkCo Founder - Ricochet Technologies
The North East has a great track record of helping businesses. Ignite was a huge part of my learning, and a key part of that was the exchange of ideas from peers. We’re trying at Newcastle Tech Trust to bring together that peer support where anybody who has a tech startup can come to us to say ‘How can I do this?’, ‘Why is this going wrong?’ or even ‘I’m having a hard time’.
David DunnCEO - Sunderland Software City
The North East has a lot to offer with five universities delivering a pool of highly skilled programmers and developers and an impressive cluster of tech companies already based here.
Gerard GrechCEO - Tech City UK
The North East has a fast-growing tech sector with great companies such as the Performance Horizon Group and ZeroLight showing that the conditions are becoming even more ripe for digital tech businesses.
Companies from Newcastle
The cities most successful company is Sage, the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, employing over 13,000 people in 23 countries. In 2019 Tesco Bank announced it was choosing Newcastle to open its new tech hub and the city is home to a number of exciting startups Partnerize, BioSignatures, Caspian, Poptop, Bede Gaming, Leaf Music, TrendListr, Perfected3D, Moltin, Zerolight, hiveHR and SoPost.
- re:production acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network
- CCP Games acquired by Sumo Digital
- Rocket 9 acquired by LeoVegas
- Sage acquires PayChoice
- Sage acquires Compass
- Sage acquires Tetra
Ecosystem Builders in Newcastle
- Northstar Ventures
- Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund
- North Invest
- Rivers Capital Partners
- Middleton Enterprises
- Growth Capital Ventures
- North East Fund
- Business Growth Fund
- Accelerated Digital Ventures
- Northern Tech Awards
- Newcastle StartUp Week
- Fintech North
- North East Expo
- Thinking Digital