UK’s Tech North Movement Gets New Head

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Written By Mahmoud Sarvari

Mediacity at night 2Claire Braithwaite, Chief Financial and Operations Officer at Clearly So, has been installed as the new Head of Tech North. Her main task will be to continue the acceleration of the digital economy in the North of England, bringing investors and the brightest digital entrepreneurs together to advance the UK’s tech movement.

Braithwaite has a great track record in this field, Clearly So has been successfully bringing investors and entrepreneurs searching for substantial capital together, across a range of sectors. But with the emergence of the digital business community across the UK, Braithwaite has been identified as the person to lead the Northern development in this sector, keeping it hot on the heels of the thriving Tech City movement in London.


The digital tech sector accounts for over 170,000 jobs in the North of England, and digital business has been earmarked by the current Government as being integral to the growth of the British economy.

Tech North, to be led by Braithwaite from the 27th April, will target development of the sector in the North, while acting as the lynchpin for co-operation and unification across the digital business community from city to city. As is so often the case, the success of one business can often shine the light on the region and allow for others to step up. This is why co-operation and communication is integral to a continuation of any high profile international successes.

By making sure that the conditions are optimal for digital business to thrive in the North of the country, Tech North hope to see the region’s expertise and talent contribute significantly to further establishing the UK as a global hub for technological excellence.