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A coalition of government, business associations and hundreds of local shops stand together to save the high street

by on August 3, 2016 announces a coordinated industry-wide movement to support and empower every local shopkeeper nationwide, accelerating the whole high street’s transition to a better connected, digitally enabled and more sustainable high street. founding partners include Future High Streets Forum, IMRG, Tech City and PocketHighStreet, and we are working in partnership with the Digital Garage from Google, and various media and retailers that support the movement. And this is just the beginning.


NextTECHnow (NTN) – our aim is to be the agency of choice for tech innovation hubs, start-ups and clients

by on January 5, 2015

Starcom MediaVest Group UK (SMG UK) ( today unveiled a new tech solutions team called NextTECHnow (NTN) in a move designed to accelerate unique collaborative partnerships with tech start-ups.

The initiative will see SMG UK develop start-up propositions that deliver real business benefits for clients and the agency in general, particularly in the areas of mobile, social and data.

The launch follows a successful pilot throughout 2014, which saw SMG UK actively engage clients with complementary tech solutions. Headed up by Strategic Development Director Jim Kite, the NTN team is made up of eight specialists from across SMG’s portfolio.


The Knights of the Roundabout – the famous names of London’s Tech City

by on April 16, 2014

Mind Candy founder: Michael Acton Smith

Part 1 of The Silicon 60: a who's who of London's tech start-up scene

The Knights of the Roundabout, these are the famous names of Tech City.

Some were there first; all are right at the centre, right now.


Tech City picks first 25 firms for help to grow

by on October 17, 2013

Having been launched in April 2013 by chancellor George Osborne and Joanna Shields, CEO of Tech City UK, the Future Fifty initiative has announced its first list of companies.

The programme, which is looking to connect high-growth businesses with tools needed to secure an initial public offering (IPO), is drawing on companies in the financial services, leisure and consumer goods spaces.

The first 25 companies have been named, including: cloud content service Huddle;online fashion brand and shopping site Farfetchfurniture retailer MADE.compeer-to-peer lender Zopa and travel search company Skyscanner.


Is this a waste of money? – David Cameron and Boris Johnson have big plans about sprucing up Silicon Roundabout

by on December 10, 2012

Silicon roundabout

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David Cameron and Boris Johnson have unveiled plans to transform Silicon Roundabout - or rather Tech City as the government likes to call it.

A number of major international firms announced new investments in the east London technology cluster , but the big news is about the roundabout itself. The Old Street roundabout, the busy and undistinguished traffic intersection which is the focus for Tech City, is to be given a complete makeover.