We’re proud to be from the North. We’re equally proud to shout about other agencies, industry experts and others pushing the boundaries of courageous creativity and doing great things.
So, here’s a round-up of some of our favourites from July!
- Leeds was announced as one of three cities shortlisted as potential locations for Channel 4’s new national HQ! This is obviously a fantastic feat as it could potentially create several jobs as well as solidifying Leeds’ status as a tech hub.
- Manchester-based Northcoders, a Northern coding boot-camp, is urging North West businesses to consider taking on a software developer apprentice after it received almost 10 applications for every available place on its new apprenticeship programme that launched last month. Not so dissimilar to our over-subscribed ‘Finntern’ programme!
- An urban farming company in Liverpool is boosting efficiency in food production across the region with its new smart sensor. Farm Urban installs and manages innovative, high-tech urban farms to produce low cost food in a sustainable and cost-effective way. The sensor then tracks the changes through a connected online server which displays how the plants are changing. This helps urban farmers to visualise the process and analyse the data to optimise crop yields and quality. A great example of a Northern business developing solutions to societal problems!
- Keeping with our tech theme, Newcastle city council has announced that the city can become a world leader in the field of using digital technology to transform itself. The council’s cabinet has approved bold plans for a technological revolution on Tyneside, pledging to use digital sensors and data to revolutionise the way it deals with problems like parking and air pollution.
All in all, I think it’s safe to say that there’s some exciting stuff going on in the North and it certainly makes us proud to be a Northern agency!