Stirling, a growing fintech centre

Stirling offers the perfect blend of technology and financial expertise for fintech companies to reach their true potential. Stirling is already home to over 70 tech companies and is rapidly becoming a key centre for digital technology growth. The creation of Codebase, now the UK's largest technology incubator, is another exciting evolution that will see Stirling lead the way in rapidly transforming the UK digital scene.

Stirling’s Digital District

The growth of the Digital District benefits from a wide breadth of expertise in the Digital Steering Group that includes the University of Stirling, Forth Valley College, private sector representatives, and a range of services from Stirling Council including, economic development, education and employability.

The Steering Group works to ensure the sustainable and inclusive growth of the Digital District providing the skilled workforce required to access the opportunities that this digital infrastructure has to offer, ensuring all of Stirling benefits from this exciting growth.

Stirling

A centre for technology growth

Stirling has several global companies delivering world class innovation in fintech and is a leading UK location for skilled and experienced technology professionals to fulfil their career potential.​

Stirling is a city with a strong pedigree in financial services. There are currently 335 businesses operating in the sector accounting for 8% of the total employment in the area, which is the second highest percentage in Scotland.

Major players in the area are Capita, The Prudential, which has a large and well-established base in Stirling, and US firm International Financial Data Services (IFDS).

Tap into a talented workforce

Universities and businesses are also collaborating to ensure that graduates have the right skills to enrich Scotland’s fintech sector immediately after graduation.

Stirling University has recently launched its MSc course in Fintech, but it also continues to deliver MSc and degree level courses in Data Science for Business, Business Computing, Computing Science, Software Engineering, Big Data, Information Technology and Software Engineering.

These courses are providing a steady flow of talented graduates to service the growing digital technology sector. Forth Valley College also provide a range of qualifications, up to degree level, in Computing, Software Development and Applied Computing.

Big Data

Big Data is rapidly emerging as one of the most important areas of digital technology with a major part to play across all economic sectors potentially, and Stirling is one of the best locations in the UK from which to take advantage of the opportunities presented by Big Data.

A strong financial services sector, high quality business environment and access to some of the most sought-after graduates in the UK, makes Stirling an obvious choice for businesses seeking to exploit the vast opportunities being presented by big data.

Stirling City Region Deal

The City Region Deal will deliver key projects designed to unlock Stirling’s full potential and position it as an economic and cultural powerhouse. With a new Digital District Stirling will be placed at the forefront of digital innovation and enterprise.

At the heart of the district is Codebase, the UK’s largest insulator providing a dynamic, inspiring and collaborative space for people to come together to create and innovate. Stirling’s rapidly emerging digital technology sector will play an increasingly important role in Scotland’s future prosperity.

Stirling has a growing economy which provides a fantastic environment for business growth, delivering global connectivity at a highly competitive cost. This combined with a highly skilled workforce, growing start-up scene, supportive business infrastructure and strengths in digital technology make Stirling an ideal place for starting and developing a business.

Connectivity

Situated directly in the centre of the UK’s top performing region for Foreign Direct Investment outside of London, Stirling delivers unrivalled global connectivity at a highly competitive cost. With direct access to international markets, it is a place for growth, through a culture of world class innovation.

Stirling is investing in its digital future with Gigabit City transformation, and connecting its schools, libraries, art centres, offices and community facilities, establishes Stirling as a centre of digital excellence and a destination of choice for students and businesses of the future.

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  • Symphonic SoftwareSymphonic Software
  • EncompassEncompass
  • aio*aio*
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  • Insure AppsInsure Apps
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