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.

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The Numbers in the North East

£1.26 bn Digital Tech Turnover
2,905 Digital tech business count
30,000 Employment in digital tech
£80,000 Digital tech productivity per worker
Source: Source: Tech Nation Tech Report - 2019

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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.

Recent Acquisitions

  • 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

Investment Community

  • 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
  • Foresight

Key Events

  • Northern Tech Awards
  • Newcastle StartUp Week
  • Fintech North
  • North East Expo
  • Thinking Digital

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