Manchester Digital, the trade association for digital and technology businesses in the North West, has welcomed TechNorth by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.
“As a new initiative being pioneered by the government to support technology-related businesses and attract inward investment we applaud the intent.
The North is finally getting the recognition it deserves, along with promises of additional support for its digital and tech communities,” the association said in a statement
The new “virtual hub” was launched this week and hopes to bring together the cities of Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle and “double tech jobs across the north.”
Katie Gallagher, managing director of Manchester Digital, said, “TechNorth is a good concept and we are hoping to lend our support to this initiative. We look forward to working with partners across the North to add further shape to the scheme. There are already a number of existing initiatives in place which would flourish with additional support, funding and and political backing.”