Silicon south coast: the UK’s growing coastal tech hubs

Sifted looks at the high growth of tech startups on the UK’s south coast.

Entrepreneurs located in the UK’s south coast cities of Bournemouth and Brighton are some of the most likely to be focusing on tech for their new business ventures, according to new data from UK think tank the Centre for Entrepreneurs.

The data shines new light on the amount of tech activity taking place in certain cities outside of London that often get overlooked in conversations about the UK’s main tech hubs.

The research shows that 681,704 new businesses were launched across the UK over the course of 2019, including everything from corner shops to utility firms. Out of this total, 45,000 were classified as “tech startups” — meaning they were identified as having a focus on tech.

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