Tech City UK project team: Francesca Cahill, Julian Misell, Safa Boga, Jenny Hunt, Davina Yanful, Ugne Sapezinskaite, Ryan Procter, Ben Wackett, Reiz Evans, Maria Palmieri, Laura Coffey, and Lyndsay Baker.

Thank you to our communications support, Nadia Kelly at Burlington; copywriter Hattie Garlick; design partner, Zarina Holmes and Nelson Rodrigues at GLUE Studio and web developer Alex Blanc at Allrollover.

Thanks to our data partners. Ian Hathaway and Thomas Baily at Frontier Economics, Juan Mateos-Garcia and Hasan Bakhshi at Nesta, Hal Bonella at Burning Glass and Tom Duncan at JLL.

Thank you to the Tech North team. Richard Gregory, Doug Jones Jr, Vicki Shiel, Kirsty Styles, James Bedford, Laura Bennett and Kane Fulton. As well as the wider Tech City UK team who have all worked to put the third edition of Tech Nation together.

We have also been very fortunate to have the support of the UK Government, especially DCMS, BEIS, the Cabinet Office, HM Treasury and Number 10 Downing Street. Thanks to the Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport; the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture; Matthew Gould, Director General for Digital and Media and Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service.

Our research was also enriched by insights from members of the digital tech community across the UK. We’d like to thank: Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Mariana Mazzucato; Sherry Coutu CBE; and Wendy Tan-White MBE. Thanks to the 2,700+ business who completed our survey and the 61 businesses featured as case studies. Thanks to our 220 community partners (see page 120) who helped to promote the survey and thanks to those who provided additional support and content for the report. With special thanks to Gregg Bayes-Brown, Tom Barnett, Colin Batten, Adrian Burden, Jon Bradford, Jonathan Brech, Lyndsey Britton, Emma Cheshire, Louize Clarke, Neil Cocker, Jamie Coleman, John Connolly, Charlotte Crossley, Lyssa-Fee Crump, Matt Desmier, David Dunn, Gillian Easson, Rob Earnshaw, Steve Ewing, David Greer, Rob Glover, Jennifer Hartley, Michael Hayes, Charlie Hoult, Paul Howlett, Tatjana Humphries, Alison James, Christian Jenkins, Simon Jenner, Mel Kanarek, Catrin Kemp, Mark Lawler, Fiona Lettice, Oliver Littlejohn, Nick Milner, Gareth Quinn, Ben Ravilious, Melissa Ray, Monika Radclyffe, Huw Sawyer, Kris Sum, Cathy Skelly, Ruth Spencer, Andrew Seward, Alan Scrase, Nick Sturge, Sophie Taylor, Leah Thompson, Doug Ward, Steve Wainwright, Belinda Waldock, David Watchus.