Is Brighton accountant behind city’s high tech start-up hotspot ranking?

Brighton & Hove News assesses the number of new tech startups in the city.

New figures suggest that Brighton and Hove is a UK hotspot for tech start-ups – but a city accountant’s success is artificially inflating the city’s ranking.

The Centre for Entrepreneurs included the number of tech start-ups in its annual analysis of where new companies are based in the UK, and Brighton and Hove came sixth in the UK.

In total, 566 tech companies with a Brighton and Hove address were registered with Companies House in 2019 – about 15% of the city’s total 3,735 start-ups.

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