The North East is one of the UK’s hot spots for tech and digital, with a higher proportion of the workforce operating in technology posts than elsewhere in the country.
We have a growing pool of available talent at all levels. Our workforce is as smart as anywhere, committed and loyal. Lower staff churn means firms get steady results and stellar productivity.
Large corporates have established technology teams here, amongst them Accenture, British Airways, Balfour Beatty, Nissan, Virgin Money, Convergys, Sky, nPower, Tesco and Proctor and Gamble.
Technology is a driver across business these days – look at Tombola, YourMove or Insure the Box for hyper-growth in the region.
Outside of the private sector, we are home to IT functions of big government departments like DWP, HMRC, Defra and the NHS’s Business Services Authority.