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Go West for Tech Innovation

Simon Quinn

Simon Quinn

Moon Consulting reflects on the impact of the tech sector in the Southwest region following the VR World Congress held in April.

Moon Consulting avidly support the ever-changing technology industry, and is at the forefront of recruiting into this cutting-edge sector.

Simon Quinn, Moon Consulting’s Head of Search, reminds us that “Bristol and the West of England now lead the UK league table for productivity in the digital technologies sector, according to a recent report by Tech Nation.”

“Bristol also leads the UK in smart city digital innovation, according to an assessment commissioned by Huawei.

“It’s no surprise that Bristol and the West of England is becoming the UK hub for technology; we find ourselves surrounded by pioneering businesses and individuals that are helping make the regional scene thrive.

“The Bristol, Bath and Southwest region is also known across the globe for its cluster of businesses operating in the creative and digital, low carbon technologies and aerospace and advanced engineering sectors. According to McKinsey & Co, this region is home to the UK’s only globally significant tech cluster.”

“Businesses such as Huawei, Aardman Animations, Altran UK, Airbus, Rolls-Royce, the Bristol Robotics Lab, to name but a few, recognise that the environment in the Southwest is very attractive to talented engineers moving to the region,” adds Vanessa Moon, Director of Moon Consulting.

“We are keen to work with any engineers seeking to expand their careers in this locality and continue the growth of this important sector to the British economy.

“Provision for entrepreneurs that are keen to advance their businesses can be found in a range of incubator and science park facilities that encourage links between regional start-up businesses, academics and businesses. This fertile environment, along with the business support provided, provides the fast-track to success that new and growing businesses crave.”

Entrepreneurial Spark is a business accelerator that Moon Consulting proactively supports. Vanessa and Simon are both mentors on the programme which aids start-ups from any sector through the Entrepreneurial journey.

Since becoming a mentor, Simon has commented “I have thoroughly enjoyed the journey and it has been an honour to see early stage businesses grow and develop. I recently worked with a tech start-up which was expanding regionally and I used my network to look at their profile and reach”.