Bristol and Bath prove themselves fertile ground for digital entrepreneurs and startups

Recent stats have revealed that the Bristol area now has more people working in the digital technology industry than any area outside of London.

Entrepreneur, SME, Startup

With a specific focus on data management, analytics, software development and edtech, Bristol, Bath and the surrounding area have been going from strength to strength in recent years. Building on a 65% increase in new digital companies in the region between 2010 and 2013, the region is now a globally recognised technology cluster.

We’ve picked some of the many reasons why we think the area is a great place for digital entrepreneurs and startups in 2015 and listed them below.

Locally based global leaders

From Aardman Animation to HP and iMDB Bristol is packed with companies at leading edge of innovation and reinvention. Their status helps to put Bristol on the map and gives smaller firms a chance to get noticed on a global scale.

An inspirational environment

Business hubs and ideas sharing networks are everywhere you look in the region from big centres like the Engine Shed at Temple Meads and Bristol & Bath Science Park in Emerson’s Green to smaller collectives like the Watershed’s Media Sandbox and Silicon Southwest. If you need places to hammer out your ideas then there’s plenty of places to get creative.

The right attitude

A friendly and welcoming environment for new businesses can mean everything to an entrepreneur or a small startup. With small festivals, arts and new media projects popping up throughout the year, there’s always an opportunity it network and get some friendly advice from people in the know.


Expansion is pretty hard without potential new employees or freelancers ready and willing to work for you. Thankfully Bristol and the surrounding area they are in no short supply with creative and digitally minded individuals flocking to the area to get involved in something new and exciting.


All of the above lend themselves to one really key asset for emerging and new businesses. The ability to access support networks and professional help from small and like minded creatives and designers. There’s no shame in calling in the experts to help you get the digital side of your business well established, no matter what industry you’re starting out in.

At Modular we build long lasting relationships with our clients creating digital strategies and branding that help you to succeed in your new venture.

We love to design cool digital things, let us design them for you!

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Or email: studio@thisismodular.co.uk

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