Praise for dig­i­tal growth of Berk­shire companies

The Wokingham Paper - - BUSINESS -

DIG­I­TAL growth across the Thames Val­ley has been praised by the lo­cal en­ter­prise part­ner­ship.

An­nounc­ing a new Dig­i­tal Tech re­port, the Thames Val­ley Berk­shire LEP said that the re­gion is the UK’s lead­ing dig­i­tal tech clus­ter with 7,800 dig­i­tal tech companies and 56,300 dig­i­tal tech spe­cial­ists.

David Parry-Jones, Direc­tor and Tech­nol­ogy Lead for Thames Val­ley Berk­shire LEP, said: “We have some of the most in­no­va­tive dig­i­tal and cre­ative companies in the world based here in Berk­shire, from home­grown suc­cess sto­ries to global firms choos­ing the sub-re­gion as their Euro­pean or UK base.

“This doc­u­ment pro­vides a wealth of in­for­ma­tion about these companies and why they are here. With a huge tal­ent pool with highly sought-after skills, a strong col­lab­o­ra­tive net­work­ing com­mu­nity, easy ac­cess to Heathrow and Lon­don, plus ever more in­no­va­tion and cowork­ing space, the at­trac­tion of Berk­shire is clear to see.”

And the LEP is look­ing to the fu­ture. Work­ing with Con­nec­tTVT, it has launched Dig­i­tal Gum is a new dig­i­tal skills pro­gramme to help ap­pren­tices and re­turn-to-work par­ents fast-track their dig­i­tal ca­reers and land their dream job.

To read the re­port, log on to thames­val­ley­berk­shire.co.uk

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