The rise and rise of the North East tech scene

The North East is arguably one of the most exciting places in the UK to be involved in the tech industry. A bold statement, but one that can be backed up by the sheer volume of interesting and innovative businesses that we have here in the region.

According to stats from Tech Nation, 2017 was an impressive year for the digital tech scene in the North East. The report, released earlier this year, revealed the following insights into the region for the year:

  • £995m digital tech business turnover
  • 148 digital tech businesses were born
  • £1.3bn GVA was generated

The report illustrated that the North East is indeed providing a much-needed growing hub for the tech industry – you no longer need to pack up and move to London to pursue a career in digital.

Support networks such as Dynamo and Digital Union, spaces such as PROTO and TusPark and groups such as the North East arm for Tech Nation and Newcastle Tech Trust are supporting and empowering individuals in the digital technology sector more than ever before.

Here at NCFE, technology is a vital element to the running of the overall business. Our dedicated IT department of developers and testers work across all aspects of our day-to-day running, whether that’s creating an enjoyable user experience for our customers on digital platforms or building on internal programmes to make life easier for our employees.

We’re very proud of our roots in this thriving region and we want to keep as much of our talented technology enthusiasts here for as long as possible. With that in mind, we’re pleased to say that we’re looking for the best in the business to join our developer team.

If you’re a full stack software developer with working experience in C# and .Net based applications looking for a new challenge, send over your CV to our recruitment team on [email protected]

Kievah Wallace
Kievah Wallace
Kievah Wallace
Kievah Wallace
Kievah Wallace
Kievah Wallace
Andrew Gladstone-Heighton
Andrew Gladstone-Heighton
Kievah Wallace
Kievah Wallace
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Paul Turner
Paul Turner
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Mick Fletcher
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Stewart Foster
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Andrew Gladstone-Heighton
Andrew Gladstone-Heighton