Greater Birmingham’s reputation as an established tech hub is growing. The region is already home to 6,000 pure tech firms employing more than 32,000 highly skilled tech professionals, with tech firms boosting the economy by £2.3 billion every year. Birmingham provides exceptional technological infrastructure at an affordable cost, supported by a highly skilled talent pool and leading national universities – creating a perfect ecosystem for tech innovators, start-ups, scale-ups and large companies. Birmingham is located in the centre of the UK with connections to all major cities across Europe and the rest of the world.
The talent pool is enhanced with 5 Universities in the city centre, including 2 with internationally recognised computer science faculties, and over 25 tech-focused centres of excellence within the city centre, covering a wide range of future-facing technology disciplines, including AI, cyber, data, robotics and fintech.
The market for tech companies to achieve success is unrivalled, with London just one hour away, 25% of the UK’s population within 2 hours, and major international businesses located within the city centre, amongst them HSBC’s Head office, Deutsche Bank, HS2, Cadbury’s, Wesleyan, KPMG, Deloitte, PwC, EY, Jaguar-Land Rover, JCB, GKN, Rolls Royce Controls & Data, Pirelli, Mitchells & Butler and many more.