What makes our region a hotspot for tech?

04 June 2021

From innovative start-ups to market leaders, our region is a hub for leading tech businesses.

The East of England has been identified by London Tech Week and the UK Tech Cluster Group as one of the 12 Clusters of Tech.

We joined sector group TechEast to find out more about some of the businesses featured in the report.

Naked Wines is a Norwich-based global market leader in wine e-commerce. Its journey has been supported by the local tech ecosystem, particularly the city’s expertise in fintech, and connections to the University of East Anglia.

EposNow, which employs about 250 people in Norwich, supports more than 40,000 businesses across the world. The firm’s relationship with the University of East Anglia has helped to cement its tech base here, with 65 developers employed in the city.

Talent has also helped holographic display company Vivid Q grow in Cambridge. “Our heart will always be here in the East, as that’s where our talent is,” said co-founder and CEO Darran Milne.

Edutech specialist Sarah Mintey, of Developing Experts, outlined how the firm uses Labour Market Information to guide key sector and skills messages into curriculum technology tools. “We’re looking forward to growing the company and the next 12 months look very exciting for us,” she said.

Electric vehicle charging scale-up EO Charging, based in Stowmarket in Suffolk, has built a network of local talent from across Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire to create the world’s smallest smart charger. The firm employs more than 100 people and will be recruiting through 2021, both in Suffolk and in north London.

You can find out more about our tech cluster through Tech East here.

Download a copy of the 12 Clusters of Tech report through the link here.


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