As Lincolnshire Tech Week begins, latest figures have shown that the county’s digital sector is worth £779 million.
Research, commissioned by the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub, and published today, has found that nearly 2,000 digital businesses are based in the county selling a range of digital products and services including:
- Digital marketing
- Software and app development
- Gaming products and healthcare
- Aerospace technology
Over 16,000 Lincolnshire residents are employed in a digital role – 7,045 are within the digital sector.
Employment in the digital tech sector is most highly concentrated in the Greater Lincoln area and along the A1 corridor to the south west of Lincolnshire.
Lincoln, Bourne, Horncastle, and Grantham all have a high concentration of employment in publishing activities, while Market Deeping has a strong concentration of employment in communication equipment.
Daniel Westlake, Managing Director of Cursor and founder of Digital Lincoln said: “The digital sector here in Lincolnshire is growing both in value and the numbers of jobs.
“Although it’s clearly early days, the growth of digital businesses here is outstripping many other regions – a fact made more remarkable considering Lincolnshire’s large area and low population density.
“There is wide scale support to develop the digital sector, as improvements in technology and digital skills will open up opportunities not only for high tech jobs but also for all businesses in Lincolnshire.”