Posted on August 2, 2016 by staff

Tech Tour podcast: The Leeds and wider Yorkshire cluster


What is the state of the Yorkshire tech scene?

BusinessCloud brought together four experts to discuss how the Leeds and wider Yorkshire cluster has developed in recent years and months.

Simon Brereton, head of economic policy and sector development at Leeds City Council, says that technology workers are not limited to pure tech companies in the area and sees massive benefits for health.

Amy De-Balsi, owner of the Herd careers jobs board and founder of the Leeds Digital Jobs Fair, says that wages are rising while Graham Pearce, head of tech, media and telco for KPMG in the North, believes the region is attractive to workers.

Andy Burton, CTO of Leeds unicorn Sky Betting & Gaming, completes the line-up for this ‘Tech Tour’ regional review podcast – and says there is no pressure on the company as the poster child of the scene.