Digital and Information Economy

Our digital sector is growing at an unprecedented rate. From digital content and services, through to innovative solutions ready for the next generation of technology, we’re fast becoming the UK’s northern digital and information hub.

We’re used to that kind of growth and innovation, because we helped the people of Yorkshire drive the industrial revolution through our leadership in textiles, skilled engineering, steel manufacturing and through mining coal for the fuel to power it.

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Our industry now finds its outlet through an exciting, modern, mixed and balanced economy. We are proud that we still manufacture in Leeds and now we are home to some of the world’s best professional services firms; in the law, in finance, in accounting and in Consulting.


We have recently been able to attract and provide a home to some of the best and most innovative businesses of the digital age. This year, Channel 4 have chosen to come Leeds, joining Sky and many others in our booming and exciting media, digital film, gaming and creative sector.


Technology start-ups – especially in HealthTech and FinTech – are opening here every week. Leeds is now home to no fewer than (insert number) exciting new digital businesses.


All of this and more is why Leeds is the fastest growing digital economy outside London.