Tech in the North
A film about individuals and organisations from cities across the North; covering sectors including games, health, finance, media and more.Watch Tech in the North here
Tech in the North — Premiere
On Tuesday 2nd May, 2017, at Everyman Canary Wharf, we premiered our new film, The City Talking: Tech in the North. Tech in the North is a collection of short stories about some of the companies and people shaping the tech industry in the UK and around the world. We were joined at the premiere by friends and new acquaintances from across the country.
“We can create a kind of collaborative magic,” — Dawn Paine, Creative England
“I mightn’t look like it,” Dawn tells us, as we talk in Creative England’s offices at Media City in Salford, where Dawn is Creative England’s Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer. “But I’m a hardcore gamer. Of all the sectors I’ve worked across in my career, games is the one that is closest to my heart, for a number of different reasons.”
“You believe you’re somewhere else, & you believe you’re there together” — Clemens Wangerin, vTime
Where Clemens Wangerin and Martin Kenwright want to be is Liverpool, and the Baltic Triangle, because they’ve been here a long time and it’s been a ticket to a lifetime, spent making computer generated vistas and experiences that have shifted the world’s perceptions.
“The city is starting to recognise what technology is all about” — Hugh Campbell, GP Bullhound
At 1 New York Street, in a building that looks like it’s made from glass Jenga blocks, is the Manchester office for boutique investment bank GP Bullhound. In 2016, this is where Hugh Campbell works when he’s not working from GP Bullhound’s offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin or Paris. This is where he works when he’s not working in Beijing or Tokyo or Dubai, or somewhere in between in the clouds.
“We’re saving lives, & that’s important to us” — Dr. Sam Chapman, The Floow
The Floow, a telematics data company, is based in Sheffield at 4 Joiner Street, close to the River Don. The building is called OXO House, a former warehouse for OXO stock cubes. It was built in 1936 by a builder named George Longden. The style is art deco; it is sturdy, red brick’d and located far enough from the river to avoid the risk of rising waters dissolving the stock and flooding the streets with cold broth.