The Business Cloud visited the quirky offices of legal services firm rradar to see the sector first-hand and heard how the city is listed among the top five in the UK for digital start-ups.
A largely SME-driven economy, the Hull region opted out of the nationalisation of telecommunications: there are no BT lines in the city, which may have put off larger employers historically.
However an Ofcom report named Hull as the ultrafast capital of the UK thanks to the gigabit connectivity being rolled out by provider KCOM.
Tech firms in the area are now finding few problems with staff retention, while more tech talent is now available in Hull.
We spoke with The One Point MD Martin Lauer, For Entrepreneurs Only chief exec Jan Brumby, Dileepa Ranawake, community manager for the C4DI and Ash.TV’s Tom Lewis to hear their thoughts on the development of Hull as a digital centre.
The theme was based around the tech sector in and around the region, success stories, opportunities and challenges faced by businesses.
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Gary Gallen, founder, rradar
David Shepherdson, co-founder, Kaini Industries
Tom Lewis/Ash Lewis, Ash TV
Jan Brumby, Chief Executive, For Entrepreneurs Only
Aaron Martin, CEO, Arc Studios
Dileepa Ranawake, community manager, Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI)
Eryl Stafford, KCOM (awaiting final confirmation)
Martin Lauer, managing director, The One Point (awaiting final confirmation)
Chris Maguire, Editor, BusinessCloud (host)