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Bolton Council is considering a range of joint venture options with developers to create a “super-connected digital city” as part of a £1.5bn regeneration.

There's now less than a week to go until Digital City Expo at Manchester Central, so let's take a closer look at one of the four zones - the Tech Zone.

Software and outsourcing specialist Capita has entered the tech consulting sphere with the launch of its new branch, Capita Consulting, including hubs in Manchester and Newcastle.

Leeds City Council

Leeds City Council has launched a £20.3 million partnership with BT that will make it the largest gigabit and ‘5G capable’ city outside London.

APD Communications

Hull control room technology firm APD Communications has won a Home Office contract to help police, fire and ambulance services connect with a new Emergency Services Network.


Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham was one of guests who attended the official launch of the new Northcoders campus on Oxford Road.

Credit Karma, the San Francisco-headquartered fintech firm which last year opened an office in Leeds, is set to be acquired by Intuit in a $7.1billion deal.

Miss Group

Manchester-based web hosting firm Miss Group has secured investment from Perwyn, leading to the exit of BGF.

Ben Smith

Ben Smith is stepping down as CEO of Liverpool-headquartered VR firm Laduma to become president of the wider group, which includes seven other companies.

Pitstop Productions

PitStop Productions, which provides audio services to the gaming industry, has expanded its HQ in Barnsley and opened a new studio in Croydon.


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