York’s digital sector thriving

Research from Science City York data has revealed that the creative and digital industries in York are thriving.

The group who form part of Make it York, have been mapping the creative and digital businesses in York and the surrounding area to gauge how well the sector is doing. So far the research has discovered 1,516 businesses involved in the creative industries.

The research comes as part of Science City York’s five year creative strategy to foster innovation and promote York as a venue for the creative and digital sector to thrive.

The list of businesses includes companies, self-employed professionals, and organisations that support their growth such as arts venues, networks and business facilities.

Heather Niven, Head of Science City York, said: “It’s really exciting to see that the creative and digital industries in York are thriving.

“The numbers show that York is fostering innovation and we want to make sure people know about all the exciting businesses based in the local area.”

The list will be used to map the creative industry in York and identify creative clusters in the city.

Research is still ongoing and Science City York believes there are many more creative and digital businesses in the area yet to be added to the database. They are asking professionals in the sector to reach out and help them build a comprehensive map of the industry in Yorkshire.

They also want to hear about the challenges Yorkshire-based companies face and develop ideas for how to address these issues and build a strong community of creativity.

Science City York is appealing to companies to complete a survey about their business, which you can find at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2F5KW76.

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