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Roundtable: Focus on tech scene in Manchester

Friday 17th February 2017 at Manchester, KPMG, 1 St Peter's Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 3AE - #mcrtech

The future of the technology sector in Manchester will be the subject of this roundtable discussion held in association with recruitment agency Search.

Manchester’s booming tech sector has been buoyed still further with a £4m investment to fund two new tech hubs in the city.

As part of Project Forward the fund will be split between Bruntwood-owned Manchester Science Partnerships and Allied London Properties to secure and refurb two city centre properties with the aim of creating 2,000 new jobs over the next decade.

The news comes on the back of the success of MediaCityUK, The Sharp Project, SpacePortX and Manchester’s wider importance to the Northern Powerhouse.

The average digital salary in Manchester £45,025 and is growing as the race for talent gathers pace.

So where are the tech start-ups who will fuel Manchester’s tech sector? Who are the tech disrupters looking to shake up the world? Where is the funding going to come from to add rocket fuel to the start-up tech community?

These are just some of the questions which will be answered at BusinessCloud’s ‘Future of Manchester’s tech scene’ roundtable.

A panel of tech entrepreneurs will be joined by industry experts to look at what the future holds for Manchester’s technology sector.

Held in association with recruitment agency Search


  • Richard Gregory, director, Tech North

  • Dan Greenall, Access Pay

  • David Levine, CEO, Digital Bridge

  • Mark Blackhurst, COO, DigitalNext

  • James Brooke, co-founder, NorthCoders

  • David Newman co-founder, Delio Wealth

  • Katie Peate, head of digital, creative and technology growth, Business Growth Hub

  • Jo Sheerin, business development & marketing,  KPMG

  • Philip Piper, director & head of Search Consultancy

  • Michael Howe, founding partner, Campus Capital

  • Kerry Wright, alliances director, Purple

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