Digital Industries Sector

Cheshire East is rapidly becoming a major location for ICT and digital companies, with the emerging high-tech corridor stretching east to west from Manchester to Liverpool running right through the Borough - Macclesfield, Wilmslow, Congleton and Crewe are becoming important clusters for new media and software development.

With 100 firms in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) driven industries in Cheshire East and an annual GVA of £369 million, the sector has experienced significant growth both locally and regionally and is set to grow steadily.

Cheshire East is recognised as one of the major technologically advanced Boroughs for information technology development in the North of England, attracting a number of the world’s leading  ICT companies including: Atos Origin Ltd, Fujitsu Services Ltd, Siemens Plc and Websense Inc.

Useful links

  • E-Skills - Sector Skills Council for business and information technology.