The fantastic technology and digital marketing industry in both Bournemouth and Poole is truly starting to take off in recent times.
It’s been confirmed by a report from digital experts Tech Nation who highlighted the brilliant news that Bournemouth and Poole have a higher proportion of high-growth digital businesses than anywhere else in the UK – even in London.
Bournemouth and Poole have a higher proportion of high-growth digital businesses than anywhere else in the UK – even in London.Tweet this now
The industry currently employs approximately 15,500 people across a range of sectors and contributes a staggering £352 million a year to the local economy. This will be music to the ears of digital agencies in Bournemouth like ourselves who are striving to grow and reach a wider range of eCommerce clients.
The report, which examines the technological environment across the UK, also stated that 26% of firms in Bournemouth and Poole digital group are classed as ‘high-growth’, slightly higher than their closest challenger of Newcastle who sits at 22%. Since the last report, 199 new startups had appeared and workers in the industry now command an average salary of £39,508.
It’s not just the business performance that is seeing improvements – 95% of workers in the digital industry said their quality of life was ‘good’ or better with a further 91% rating their optimism regarding digital growth as ‘good.
Part of the reason behind good levels of growth in the region relates to the talent coming out of the National Centre for Computer Animation and Visual Effects at Bournemouth University. Not only that, there is also the ongoing success of the Digital Wave careers conference and the business accelerator programme, First Bourne.
The Tech Nation report also hails the presence of Silicon Beach; a now hugely popular conference that brings together digital talent from across the South of England.
Tech City, the organisation founded by the government to promote the digital sector and analyse its productivity, conduct the report on an annual basis to identify trends. Prime minister Theresa May stated in her foreword: “Today, more than 1.5million people are already working within the digital sector or in digital tech roles across other sectors, while the number of digital tech jobs across the UK has grown at more than twice the rate of non-digital tech sectors. From analysts to web developers to software architects, these pioneers of our digital economy are at the forefront of a great British success story.”
To read the full report, just visit the Tech Nation site for more information.