Global tech
changing UK

As the COVID-19 pandemic forces local and potentially a new national lockdown in the UK, all public services are pursuing digital strategies with greater purpose. TechMarketView recently made the observation that "Rather than COVID-19 holding back progress, it has put a rocket booster under the digital ambitions of UK Government."

In fact, according to data obtained from the Government’s Contracts Finder site, total Government ICT spend increased from £2.34bn to £3.05bn over the eight-month period [1st Dec 19 - 30th July 20].

The door is open for UK based and global tech firms to support UK public services and deliver life changing tech to the people.

Our partners can help global tech firms to understand the UK market, successfully join buying frameworks, understand UK gov procurement, sell tech to the UK public sector and tech to UK gov, and navigate the complex tender process.

And, of course, we're already delivering PR and comms campaigns to global and EMEA tech businesses from Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Israel, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.


Video interview

Our own Rebecca Paddick interviews industry analyst, Jessica Figueras


Jessica is a tech strategist. She advises start-ups and scale-ups on growth strategy, as well as carrying out tech futures research for the UK Government. Her current interests centre on digital trust, governance, transparency, and the role of tech in civil society.

Previously Jessica ran multi-million pound research programmes for companies including Dods, GlobalData and Ovum.

2020, an incredible year for UK public sector technology

In the interview Jessica says this year has shown what can be achieved in public sector in an extraordinary timeframe.

She says Covid has shone a spotlight on which parts of the public sector can move fast.

Jessica praises schools and GP surgeries, which are not the most digitally mature but have moved the fastest.

Overall, she says something is going right in the public sector tech market; since the introduction of the G-cloud framework, the public sector tech market has become much more competitive with the average number of bids for a tender going up by 30%.

Opportunities for global tech companies

Jess also sees the UK as a good place to do business; open, competitive and open to new suppliers.

She says the UK public sector is open to business no matter where a supplier comes from.

Companies need to keep a firm eye on day to day changes in public sector; suggesting it’s a really dynamic market.

And, the key thing is to find partners that can help to build a market map; what does the market look like, who are the organisations in the market, how do you reach out to them?

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Outputs – pieces of coverage, reach (combined web traffic and circulation), engagement (likes, shares, comments)

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Outcomes - the effect on the target audience i.e: does it move them closer to purchase?

Impact – on our original business objectives

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