The Bristol and Bath region has been labelled as THE fastest growing high-tech sector outside London.

In the report, called ‘Industrial revolutions: capturing the growth potentia by Centre for Cities & McKinsey & Company‘, supported by Lord Sainsbury (former Minister for Science and Innovation), Bristol and Bath was also highlighted as globally significant.

The report, which aims to create a snapshot of the most economically significant clusters in the United Kingdom, describes the area as, “A diverse combination of electronics manufacturers, animation and computer graphics firms, digital startups, and university spin-outs sustains this well-established but not well-known cluster.”

David Sproxton, chairman and co-founder of Aardman, said: “It is excellent to see a report focusing on the importance of industrial clusters as powerhouses for the economy, and highlighting Bristol and Bath for its undoubted strengths across the high tech, creative and digital-media space. We definitely need to raise the profile of UK clusters so they can continue to compete on the global stage.”

“It is excellent to see a report highlighting Bristol and Bath for its undoubted strengths across the high tech, creative and digital-media space”

 

The news came on the same day as 17 Bristol and Bath tech startups were showcasing their work to London Investors in the hope of attracting investment at the Silicon Gorge event at the Engine Shed in Bristol. On the basis of their pitches, it’s likely that successful technology originating from Bristol and Bath are going to be featuring in a lot more reports soon!

Jamie Middleton