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Tech Sector Growth Potential

What's there

Liverpool is enjoying a renaissance, powered by the digital tech companies that operate within the city – in particular those that cluster around the Baltic Triangle district.

Here, gaming, virtual reality and digital agencies are thriving where once only disused warehouses existed. The area’s transformation is much to the credit of the Baltic Creative Community Interest Company and Elevator Studios.

The story does not end there. Other sectors within the city are booming too, as evidenced by the national Industrial Strategy launching at the city’s science and innovation campus, Sci-Tech Daresbury.

What's new

Last year saw notable successes emerge from the Baltic Triangle, such as vTime, a company born out of the ashes of big local studio Psygnosis.

In the city centre, a new cluster is forming around the commercial district, where high-profile businesses such as Mando sit alongside co-working space Launch22 and the new Santander Incubator. Meanwhile, in the North Docks, an active IoT and maker community is securing a firm foothold.

Other exciting developments include the Binary Festival, an annual two-day event in which digital tech businesses open their doors to the public.

What's up next

Schools such as The Studio will strengthen Liverpool’s thriving tech and digital industries. The school educates young people for success in a digital world.

Meanwhile, the Government’s commitment to a £556 million boost for the Northern Powerhouse can only mean positive progression for the digital tech sector, while the city exercises new powers through devolution.

  • Clemens Wangerin

    Managing Director, vTime

    What we do

    We develop and publish vTime, the leading social VR app that connects people in a completely new and unique way. People use vTime to socialise, engage and communicate with each other in virtual reality.

    Why Liverpool?

    Being a creative technology business, it helps massively to be located in a place that has character, feels vibrant, is in a good location, and has a heart. It helps to give us our identity, and aids recruitment of talent. It also means we have a great place to relax after work.

  • Carl Wong

    Co-Founder & CEO, Living Lens

    What we do

    LivingLens captures and analyses video content via speech, actions and sentiment, translating human behaviour into insights. We make working with video efficient and scalable by breaking it down into a usable data asset that enables fast insights creation.

    Why Liverpool?

    We are located in the Baltic Triangle, which is now home to many digital tech and creative companies. This community is highly supportive and is committed to helping digital tech and creative businesses like us to succeed.

Economic stats

23,407 Number of Digital Jobs ?
0.2 Digital Concentration ?
£359 million Digital GVA ?
194 Startup Births ?
22% Turnover Growth
£45,011 Average Advertised Digital Salary ?

Standard of living

7.36 Life Satisfaction ?
£144,212 Average House Price ?
3.2 Housing Affordability Ratio ?

Cost of doing business

17.5 Commercial Rent Per Annum (£ sq/ft) ?

What local startups say is good

83% Overall Quality of Life
79% Tech Sector Growth Potential
70% Cost of Living

What local startups say is a challenge

57% Lack of Supply of Highly Skilled Workers
50% Limited Opportunities to Access Finance
36% Poor Digital Infrastructure
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