Sheffield sees turnover increase 45% / Tech Nation infographic

29 Feb, 2016

Sheffield & Rotherham is the latest tech cluster in our Tech Nation 2016 series, with an impressive 45% turnover increase between 2010 and 2014.

Sheffield & Rotherham’s strengths are built on expertise in data management and analytics, and telecommunications and networking, with recently established specialisms in hardware, IoT, and e-commerce.

The cluster has an established support network, with organisations such as Dotforge delivering tech-for-good accelerators in Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester. Maker and hack culture is prominent in Sheffield with makerspaces such as The Roco and Access Space bringing digital technologies to a centuries-old heritage of craft and making.

Work spaces range from community co-working at Union St to space at Electric Works. The Sheffield City Region Enterprise Zone is ranked the UK’s top enterprise zone for modern manufacturing and technology, while new industry association Sheffield Digital exists to support digital tech companies and workers.

The positive momentum in South Yorkshire’s largest cluster has been recognised by the UK Government. In the 2015 Budget it was one of three cities to share £11m in funding dedicated to building technology hubs. According to the Tech Nation 2016 report the tech cluster saw turnover increase by 45% between 2010 and 2014.

It has produced the digital makers Pimoroni and the SaaS product experts Receptive, both of which were finalists in last year’s Tech North Northern Stars competition.

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