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
After a rigorous selection process up against some phenomenal and to be honest, equally deserving projects and programmes, Southend #TechCityOnSea made it onto the highly prestigious UK DIGITAL LEADERS TOP 100 List and we were voted in as one of the Top 5 initiatives for Cross Sector DIgital Collaboration!
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!