Sir Richard Leese Manchester City Council

Leese heads NW tech trip to SXSW

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While Manchester City Council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein made his annual voyage to the south of France for property convention MIPIM, leader Sir Richard Leese led a separate delegation to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, to promote technology businesses in the region.

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Barriers to entry into the real estate market for tech start-ups, and the challenges around updating archaic systems for property companies, formed a large part of the discussion at a proptech event delivered by Place North West and Virgin Media Business.

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Penketh first in at Bruntwood’s Neo

Office interiors firm Penketh Group has agreed to take the whole 4,700 sq ft eighth floor at Bruntwood's digital-led office scheme on Portland Street.

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Philip Hammond announced an investment of more than £1bn in digital infrastructure by 2020-21 and a boost for fintech, financial technology, as he emphasised the need to improve the national technology offering.

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Digital light festival to illuminate Salford Quays

Next month Quays Culture is set to host Lightwaves, an outdoor light exhibition showcasing local, national and international artists’ digital light displays at Salford Quays and MediaCityUK.