Tech and Creative

Combining creative media, data analytics, cyber security, FinTech, telecoms, health and education technologies, Leeds City Region is a fast emerging digital powerhouse.

Leeds City Region is the number one location in the UK for tech scale-ups outside London and the South East. With over 39,000 graduates annually from our nine universities, our talent pool drives a thriving digital ecosystem and presents the perfect place for digital and tech businesses to grow. It’s one of the reasons the City of Leeds was named number one in the UK Tech Town index in 2020.


If you’re a digital business looking to set up a new operation in Leeds City Region, then you could qualify for grant funding of £10,000 to £50,000 through the Leeds City Region Digital Inward Investment Fund.

The facts

  • 8,695 digital and tech businesses, employing 50,000 people

  • Strengths in development of platforms and data analysis in highly regulated areas like Healthcare, Banking and Gaming

  • Yorkshire’s tech sector attracted £120m in venture capital investment in 2021

  • Leeds is the top ranked city in the ‘UK Tech Town Index 2020’

  • 258 tech scale-ups in Leeds City Region in 2020

  • Home to the UK's largest tech event, the Leeds Digital Festival with over 400 events and 40,000 attendees

How Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership can help you

With access to hard economic facts, case studies from leading companies and business support packages available, find out how we can help you make the case for investing in West Yorkshire. Contact our experts for more information. All of our services are complementary, confidential and tailored to your needs.