Is Bristol the new tech hubWe are a business proud to be based in Bristol and part of the business community. On January 22nd we tweeted the story from Business Matters. This was about businesses in the South West having some of the highest average credit scores. Compared to the rest of the UK. On top of this, Bristol is getting a growing reputation for being a top technological place to start up. For us, the positive news is largely down to the tech nature of the city.

Just over a year ago Lizz Truss described Bristol as the UK’s answer to silicon valley, as reported in Bristol Live. We got further recognition. This was when a Business Leader reported in September last year that Bristol was ranked 12th for its tech cluster out of all the European Cities. Unlike other cities outside of London, the Bristol Private Equity Club is often very supportive of tech-based businesses. Only recently, the club funded a gaming company based in the heart of the city. Its focus on tech has been clear with its sponsorship of Set-Squared Tech Expo last year.

Bristol has also focused a lot on improving affordable co-working spaces. Again the city received national recognition for being a top location to start a business, mainly for this reason. Bristol-Business wrote a well-circulated article on this accolade in October last year.
Reported only this week was the news that Bristol will become one of the fastest-growing cities in the UK, due largely, to the growth of tech. Oxford Economics feels the city should create jobs at a faster rate than Milan. Sadly the report highlighted that the growth in Financial Services nationally will not support the growth in the same way tech will.

This vibrant, fast-paced nature to Bristol businesses is why we are focused on supporting local businesses right from inception. We see ourselves as a valued partner, so if you are looking for advice, just get in touch.