It's also the UK’s fastest growing tech cluster outside London, up by 30% more companies in the past four years, including companies such as Accenture and Sage.
The region has a strong, distinctive identity and a rich, deep cultural heritage. That’s why 2018 sees the region hosting a £5 million project with a £15 million legacy fund, the Great Exhibition of the North - a summer of amazing exhibits, inspired technology, vibrant street performance and magical experiences.
The North East is a truly wonderful place for culture and creativity, with a depth and diversity of roles, career paths and opportunities.
Every year, we invite experienced industry professionals and creative practitioners from across the UK from TV, film, radio, publishing and gaming to share their experiences, hints and tips at Creative Careers, an exciting one-day event.
This year, Creative Careers took place on Wednesday 28 February 2018. Employers attending included the BBC, Seven Stories, Generator, Inpress Books, News Associates and Northern Film & Media. Have a look at the full Creative Careers programme for this year (PDF: 731KB).
To read about previous Creative Careers events, covering a range of sectors including advertising, film and TV, gaming, publishing and journalism, visit our Creative Careers site.