Everyone knows that Shoreditch has been named Tech City for a good reason, and regardless of the atmosphere and uncertainty in London due to Brexit, the city is still considered as the most desired place for those searching for jobs in the tech industry in Europe. In fact, over the course of the past year more international job hunters were lured to London over any other of the European tech centres, including Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin…that’s quite an achievement.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has expressed his utmost confidence in the success of London’s tech hub, ‘London is the tech capital of Europe and home to some of the best tech and creative minds from across the world. That’s why it’s vital that London’s tech businesses continue to have unrestricted access to the best tech talent from Europe and the rest of the world.’
Let’s not forget that some of the most prosperous global giants in the industry, like Amazon and Facebook, have set up camp in London and that alone must shout wonders about our creative workforce, international diversity and talent. In 2017, after opening their headquarters in Shoreditch, Amazon publicised their plans to double their tech roles from 450 to 900, that’s a hefty number!
The reason London’s global appeal has been heightened even more is because it was reported that a mammoth £2.99 billion was invested in tech companies across the country last year and £2.45 billion of that sum was used to finance and boost businesses within London, making sure that our city is, and will remain, an unparalleled hub worldwide.