In 2017, as part of the results of its second Tech Nation survey, Tech City UK announced that the Bristol and Bath tech cluster was the third in the UK for its digital economic turnover with 92% of tech workers rating their quality of life as good.

But a lot can happen in a year and, once more, it’s your chance to share your views on everything from diversity in the tech sector of your local area, to opportunities for high growth businesses, the quality of education and training and a whole lot more. And it takes just 5 minutes!

“With your involvement in the tech community in the South West we are keen to hear your perceptions of the industry”


Open to both tech and digital employees, entrepreneurs and founders, to tech educators, service providers and investors, the Tech Nation 2018 survey aims to paint a picture of the entirety of the UK’s technology ecosystem.

Once analysed the results of the survey capture the strength, depth and breadth of activity across the UK as well as revealing its true scale, capturing its growth and understanding the characteristics of the communities driving it. The results are also broken down into clusters which include the Bristol and Bath region – allowing the South West to reflect on its growth and successes, as well as the areas it may need to work on.

George Windsor (pictured left), a senior insights manager at Tech City UK comments: “Last year, we reached over 2,700 people across the UK, uncovered 1000+ data points and created 61 individual case studies. This year, we’re set to go even bigger – with an ambition of reaching 11,000 responses.

“To do this, we need your help. With your involvement in the tech community in the South West we are keen to hear your perceptions of the industry and what makes the UK such a lightning rod for innovation. Looking forward, this analysis will help us understand what will define the year ahead – supporting ambitious tech founders and CEOs.”

Get involved by checking out the Tech Nation 2018 survey page and submitting your views. You can also stay up to date on the results of the survey by following them on Twitter here: @TechCityUK.

Alice Whale