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

The digital tech industry in Middlesbrough accounted for £304million GVA in 2017, with a business turnover of £188million.

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). 

Additionally, the Tech Nation 2018 report highlights Middlesbrough 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. 

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 6, and two brand new Boho buildings are currently underway.

Due for completion in December 2022, 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 8 offers additional space for companies based in existing Boho buildings that want to expand. Space will also be available for new businesses that are looking to be part of Boho’s exciting story. The demand for this £2.5million project proves the success of Middlesbrough’s home-grown digital talent.