The UK has digital suburbs and tech towns, not just cities.
London’s digital density is below the UK average at 0.92, while Southend at 7.3 is one of the most tech specialised local economies in the UK.
SOUTHEND is an ideal spot to launch or grow a tech business, a new report has revealed.
Changing the usual perception as just East London's seaside town ,Southend has been named in the top 16 “silicon suburbs” in the UK where the digital tech sector is growing.
A report by Tech Nation revealed that Southend has higher than average levels of tech employment, and could prove to be a fertile breeding ground for the next generation of tech start ups.
A message of support from The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP formerly Minister of State for Digital at Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Southend #TechCityOnSea is now firmly recognised by the UK Government for its technology innovation and continues to be listed in the UK DIGITAL LEADERS TOP 100 Top Ten for digital collaboration.
Bringing togther public, private and voluntary sectors alongside locally resident tech and innovation entrepreneurs, we encourage tech companies to start-up and grow in Southend, ensuring Southend headlines tech news by putting this Gigabit City firmly on the UK's digital transformation map by leading on innovation, entrepreneurship and digital skills.
Just because the awards are over and we've been recognised, our work continues and we'll continue to strive to really put Southend on the map as a place of innvoation, technological and entrepreneurial significance!
Brought together by Enterprise4Good Group and The Hive Enterprise Centre (Southend Victoria)
Supported by a network of like-minded individuals, businesses, organisations and sponsoring partners
Launched April 2015
Evolving every hour of every day......
with regular showcases, conferences, training courses, Masterclasses and networking events.
To connect all-things technological, innovation and digital in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.
Created in the London Thames Estuary to showcase joined-up Tech, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Skills & Community.
To share a new Southend #TechCityOnSea brand/mindset for use by all enterprises and organisations in the region keen to showcase this exciting part of the Thames Gateway / Thames Estuary Growth Corridor as THE place to live, work and play in the 21st Century.....and beyond!
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