Nottingham is one of the youngest cities in the UK. More than half of its residents are under 30, many are attracted to the city for its affordable quality of life. Factor in two local universities, and you have a rich talent pool of, and for, ambitious young people.
It is one of the UK’s six Science Cities, thanks to its innovative research and businesses in the field, and it is increasingly popular with healthtech startups too.
Large companies like Capital One, Experian, TDX Group, Boots and MHR are based here and continue to grow. In the Creative Quarter digital tech startups and creative businesses are sharing knowledge and opportunities, while co-working spaces can be found at Antenna, Minor Oak and the University of Nottingham Innovation Park.
A £2 million data centre has been opened by Space Data Centres, providing a dedicated space for companies to store their IT infrastructure.
Blenheim Chalcot has opened a new hub for digital tech businesses in the city centre – Accelerate Places. Demand for space is so high that expansion into a neighbouring building has been announced. The fund also co-sponsored Tech Nottingham’s Hack24 event for coders.
A campaign to raise the profile of Nottingham in the capital is currently under way. The Nottingham > London programme led by Marketing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (MNN) aims to generate investment and attract talent.
Tech Nottingham is working hard to build a bustling community, improve student retention and remove barriers to the sector
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Nottingham provides us with the best of both worlds. Local talent and an enviably vibrant digital tech scene is complemented by easy access to London's world-class digital tech community.
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