Digital Economy Council

To raise, and maintain, awareness of the leading role the UK tech sector plays in Europe

Challenge

To raise, and maintain, awareness of the leading role the UK tech sector plays in Europe, on behalf of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and the Digital Economy Council. And to present the UK as a key target for talent and investment on an ongoing basis.  

Action

Using data from DCMS’ partner provider Dealroom, we create regular reports monitoring and analysing the current state of VC investment and tech sector growth in the UK. These reports are accompanied with press releases and data that shines a spotlight on individual sectors, interspersed with reactive comment and communications in the wake of crises, such as COVID-19’s impact on the landscape. 

Result

These reports and releases are a recognised barometer of UK tech for journalists, investors, entrepreneurs and policy makers. Our end-of-year report, which specifically looked at the growth of the UK tech sector in comparison with the US, China and other European countries as well as  foreign venture capital investment into UK tech generated more than 360 pieces of coverage in the world’s most influential publications from BBC News, to WSJ, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, Reuters, The International New York Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Sky News, TechCrunch, Cheddar, Les Echos, L’Agefi, Le Figaro, L’Opinion, Handelsblatt, Wirtschaftswoche, FAZ, Capital, China Global Television Network, China Business News, China Times, Global Times China.