Tech Nation 2016 report

Exeter makes the Tech Nation report for the first time.

Tech Nation Report 2016
Exeter appears in the UK’s Tech Nation report for the first time.

It’s official Exeter is now on the UK’s Tech radar. The new Tech Nation 2016 report is out and it makes interesting reading. Download the full report it’s well worth a read.

The 2016 report demonstrates the clear contribution that digital technology is making to employment in digital and traditional industries, and to the economy across the country. EILEEN BURBIDGE CHAIR, TECH CITY UK

The findings of this report shows the continued growth of digital tech clusters. These findings are focused upon the areas where digital technology businesses are having the greatest impact: economic growth, employment, productivity and the digital disruption of traditional industries.

At the heart of Tech Nation 2016 is a detailed overview of the sector specialisms, benefits and challenges in 27 notable digital tech clusters across the country. Details of the unique DNA of each cluster sit alongside headline statistics around employment, turnover and average salaries. This is designed to compare and contrast the key digital tech clusters that shape our Tech Nation. The report also turns its eyes to the sectors in which the UK is excelling.

Highest growth of Digital Tech employment in the UK

The Report notes Digital Tech Industries are central to Exeter’s economy. Between 2010 and 2014 it experienced a 161% growth in its digital tech employment, the highest in any cluster.

Exeter’s Science Park, University, Generator Hub get a mention as do companies Crowdcube, Koncept, Pavey Group & Rokk Media as well as our very own Meet-ups Digital Exeter & Exeter Web!

Darren Westlake, CEO of Crowdcube explains: For us, our location has helped us attract top talent; it offers employees both a better work-life balance and a challenging and rewarding career in an innovative and growing business.

One of the reasons we have set up Digital Exeter is to support this growing community at grass-roots. It’s clear that we have something special here in Exeter and together as a community of Digital and Tech professionals we can shape it into something spectacular.

Over the coming months we will be discussing how we can make Exeter the best place to work and live in the Digital and Tech sectors, so expect to hear much more on this subject, but for now go download the report…

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