A hotbed of digital talent and creativity
The North East of England’s software cluster is the second fastest growing in the UK – the fastest outside of London .
The skills and talent available in the region is second to none. The highly skilled workforce makes the North East a very attractive proposition to investors. A wide range of businesses have made the decision to locate their headquarters in the region, and by harnessing this incredible talent, utilising the world-class facilities and office spaces, as well as taking advantage of the ready access to international airports and major road and rail links, these businesses have grown and developed operations on a global scale.
FTSE 100 global software giant, Sage, is headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne and is the world’s third largest supplier of enterprise resource planning software. From its headquarters in Newcastle, Sage employs over 2,000 people in the region and works collaboratively with regional universities including the Sage Facility at Newcastle University specialising in Cloud Computing.
Businesses including Bede Gaming, Scott Logic and Orchard Software are superb examples of companies that have grown within the region, . Orchard Software provides specialist technical solutions to the public sector, and Scott Logic delivers a holistic software service to our finance, energy and healthcare sectors.
The Cloud Innovation Centre at Newcastle University, supports businesses in taking advantage of the opportunities offered by cloud technologies, by accessing extensive partner networks.
Sunderland Software City provides support and advice to investors, including providing rapid market research, sales support and lead generation.
The Digital Catapult in Sunderland works with SMEs to help them grow and scale faster through collaboration and innovation, using academic expertise to work with businesses to maximise growth potential.