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Four Northern tech firms announced in Tech Nation’s Future Fifty cohort


Four Northern late-stage tech companies are part of the latest cohort announced in Tech Nation’s new Future Fifty 9.0 cohort.

The programme, which has previously included the likes of FinTech leaders Monzo and Starling Bank and cybersecurity company Darktrace, this year includes 22 companies. 

Tech Nation said the programme is “designed to bring together, empower and accelerate the growth of the most successful tech companies in the UK”. 

Of the four Northern firms in this year’s cohort, three hail from Manchester and one is based in the North East. 

Manchester-based cohorts include AI firm Peak (pictured), which uses its machine learning technology to help companies make better commercial decisions, and Push Doctor, which provides a platform and technology to allow safe and secure video consultations with NHS GPs. 

Manchester-based retail tech company Sorted, which provides a SaaS platform to control delivery management, also joins the cohort. 

Based in Blyth, Northumberland, the final Northern tech firm is Tharsus, a designer and manufacturer of machine and robotic solutions. 

Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, said: “The UK tech’s sector is set to be the cornerstone of UK economic growth after the pandemic, and the companies in this year’s Future Fifty cohort are a shining example of our nation’s innovation, entrepreneurship and resilience. 

“Nurturing the growth of these scaling companies at such a critical stage is a national priority, as these are the businesses who are already shaping our future both locally and globally.” 

Ana Lucia Buckman, Future Fifty Lead, Tech Nation, added: “Despite the challenging year for UK businesses, and the rigorous selection process of the Future Fifty programme, the companies in this year’s cohort have overcome tremendous obstacles and achieved unprecedented levels of growth.

“They have demonstrated their position as UK tech leaders and I would like to congratulate them for having a real impact on the rapid growth of the UK economy and the world at large.”


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