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Tech study finds NW playing catch-up

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Unsurprisingly, Manchester is leading the North West in the tech industry, according to the Tech Nation 2017 report published this week, with £2.9bn of digital turnover annually. But why do Reading, Bristol and Bath have much larger digital turnovers than Manchester, asks Laura Storey.

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.

Digital Opportunities | Summary, slides + photos

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.

Techspace One

Techspace One completes at Daresbury

Practical completion has been achieved at Techspace One, a three-storey building made up of 46,000 sq ft of laboratories, grade A office accommodation, meeting hubs and breakout areas at the Sci-Tech Daresbury enterprise zone.

Thomas Renn

NW in 2017: The next digital wave

We’re in the midst of a second digital revolution and it’s incredibly fascinating, challenging and inspiring to be living in an era which has given birth to disruptive businesses in the sharing economy, writes Thomas Renn.