Why Derry?

If you’re considering locating or starting a digital company in the UK or Ireland, Derry’s got a lot to offer. Here are a few bullet points for starters but we’d welcome the chance to discuss what other benefits may be available to you and your business. Contact us here.

A Growing Sector

  • Over 50 creative digital content companies covering everything from e-learning and games development to mobile apps and TV production
  • Established multi-national firms including Allstate, Fujitsu and Seagate
  • A dedicated sectoral development project (i.e. us) lead by the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce, Derry City Council and ILEX, the local regeneration company

An Active Community

  • Regular networking events and regional digital media conferences
  • Annual national-scale digital festivals including the Foyle Film Festival and Imagine Create digital arts festival

City of Culture 2013

  • The city has been designated the UK’s first ever ‘city of culture’ and Digital Cultural Champion


  • Over 1500 students enrolled in digitally-focused courses across the NW at any given time
  • An industry focused university with world-class research facilities including the £20M Intelligent Systems Research centre and a dedicated School of Creative Arts


  • Project Kelvin is the fastest data link between Europe and N. America – and there just happens to be a point-of-presence right here
  • 100% availability of high-speed fibre broadband throughout the city as of Fall 2011
  • A free wifi mesh throughout the city centre, provided by Derry City Council


  • There is a huge amount of city centre space available from around £6 per square foot
  • Flexible office lets are available adjacent to the Nerve Centre from around £200pcm
  • A new collaborative co-working space will provide city-centre work space from under £100pcm, including broadband and bills
  • The NW Business Complex at Skeoge offers unrivalled connectivity, open-plan spaces and flexible terms


  • Access to all Northern Ireland business support programmes including Digital Circle, Go For It, NISPO Funds, Propel Programme and InvestNI
  • A unique digital media accelerator programme launching Summer 2011
  • A localised seed investment fund launching in September 2011
  • Competition funds for new digital media startups and school groups

Market Access

  • Derry-Londonderry is uniquely positioned just a few miles from the Euro-zone and benefits from extensive cross-border collaborative projects and programmes




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