"The UK Tech Cluster Group is a self-assembled group of individuals and organisations that represent geographical clusters of technology and digital businesses across the UK. The group meets regularly to discuss issues affecting regional technology clusters and highlight opportunities at both a regional and national level. It is an important, and positive, step to ensuring grass roots feedback is listened to and the group is happy to work alongside Tech Nation for the good of the UK technology sector. "
Grass roots report to
central government on
issues and opportunities
within our regions
Who we are
As a collective group of individual organisations,
we make up the UK Tech Cluster Group and
are working at a grass roots level with tech and
digital companies across the UK.
The individuals that participated in the findings of this report are from separate organisations.
However, as part of our roles, we all speak to businesses – both tech and non-tech – day-in-day-
out. This means we are acutely aware of the challenges, as well as the enormous opportunities,
faced by businesses that either operate in – or are seeking to embrace - tech.
While it’s acknowledged that each of our ‘hubs/organisations’ operate in different ways, we have a
shared objective of growing and supporting the growth of the UK tech sector.
It is widely appreciated and advocated within our group that, for tech to be a thriving sector within
the UK, there must be joined-up working between tech companies and non-tech sectors. Part of
our role is to bridge the gap, not only by translating terminologies and demystifying jargon, but by
making introductions that often result in SME tech companies winning work with more traditional
We are all unified by offering bespoke and responsive support both to tech companies and to non-
tech companies, who can benefit from integrating digital solutions into their environments and
improving productivity as a result.
A key component of our role is to work with tech founders to help them learn the business skills
they need to succeed and to work with business people who have an idea for a tech product, but no
idea how to develop or take it to market. Some of this manifests in providing support on business
development and marketing to tech founders or supporting business people/entrepreneurs with
Coming together as a group, this collaborative report highlights the key issues facing the tech sector
and what we believe should be addressed, to deliv