Posted on December 20, 2018 by staff

New list celebrates North East’s tech stars


BusinessCloud is today celebrating Newcastle, Sunderland and the North East’s rapidly growing digital and tech sector with our latest list.

The ‘101 North East Tech’ list shines a spotlight on the region’s technology firms, both big and small, who are disrupting various sectors through the innovative use of tech.

Join the discussion on Twitter at #NorthEastTech101.

Newcastle-based accounting and payroll giant Sage has grown to a team of 13,000 while Atom Bank in Durham is the UK’s first bank built exclusively for your smartphone or tablet and hit £2bn in residential mortgage lending in December 2018.

Firms tipped as future unicorns by investment group GP Bullhound include Northumberland-based vehicle electrification firm AVID; video game developer Double Eleven in Middlesbrough; and Newcastle’s Zerolight, which creates VR solutions for car manufacturers.

SaleCycle has tracked the behaviour behind over half a billion marketing conversions since 2010 and graphene-based tech project G2O Water Technologies is looking to help solve the world’s clean drinking water crisis.

Then there is SaaS software firm Partnerize – formerly Performance Horizon – which helps hundreds of brands worldwide use real-time technology to manage more than $6bn in partner programs.

It is our final regional list of 2018 and follows the publication of similar lists for Yorkshire and the Midlands in September and October respectively.

Both companies and individuals were given the opportunity to nominate themselves, and BusinessCloud’s editorial team canvassed the views of industry peers to compile a long list of nominees before trimming it down to 101.

Editor Chris Maguire: “2018 has been an amazing year for BusinessCloud and our lists have attracted a lot of engagement and millions of impressions across our social media channels.

“This is our final list of the year after Yorkshire and the Midlands, which both proved to be particularly popular with our readers.

“As a national publication it’s important that we recognise and celebrate tech innovation across every UK region – not just London.

“My team and I have visited Newcastle and the North East several times and seen what that city has to offer when it comes to technology.”