Middlesbrough is a hotbed for digital tech innovation, home to digital leaders across gaming, animation, ecommerce and VR

The sector includes a stream of start-up and expanding companies that are delivering cutting edge technology products and services for companies across the world, including advancements in Augmented Reality (AR). 

In recent years Middlesbrough has been highlighted by Tech Nation for its internationally recognised gaming and app development companies, which are leading the way in virtual technology.

Teesside University is a world leader for digital and graphic design courses with many graduates going on to forge incredible careers at large digital firms, as well as home grown companies that are making a huge impact with multi-national client bases. 

Albert North

Albert North is just a stone’s throw from Boho and is an extension of the area’s creative cluster. The area is based along Albert Road which is just next to the town’s Historic Quarter. Many of the firms here have landed multiple awards for their products and services – they are pioneers in their field and do business on a global scale.

Big Bite – the enterprise WordPress agency, which counts Amnesty International, The Times and The Wall Street Journal as clients, is the only WordPress VIP Gold partner in the UK and one of only nine in the world.

Other tech and digital companies based at Albert North include Mabo – a PPC Management service to SME Google Ads advertisers. They’re one of only 31 UK-based Google CSS Partners. 

SockMonkey is one of Boho Five’s success stories – they are now based at Albert North after rapid expansion. They are an award-winning video games development studio with an impressive portfolio of clients and contracts including US-based indie game developer and publisher tinyBuild and Outfit7, one of the fastest-growing multinational family entertainment companies in the world.

Salesfire is another award-winning firm and one that has doubled it’s office space to accommodate their ever-growing team and clients. The SaaS company specialise in conversion rate optimisation and intelligent personalisation.

Appamondo, LouTom Media and iConvert are other tech-based firms based at Albert North.

The next generation of digital talent is right here in Middlesbrough.


Boho is the digital, creative, and business hub of the Tees Valley, located in the heart of Middlesbrough. The area accommodates start-ups, scale-ups, and multi-million pound turnover businesses. 

The term Boho refers to a number of buildings from Boho One to Boho 8, and another brand new Boho building is currently underway.

Due for completion in summer 2023, Boho X will be the most prominent building in the Boho collective. It will boast 60,000 square foot of space for some of the region’s leading digital businesses. In addition, it will offer a dynamic mix of leisure and recreational opportunities such as a theatre space, cafe, swimming pool for professionals and residents to make use of.

Boho X artist impression
Boho X artist impression