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Andrew Daniels, founder of a web design and mobile app developer based in Manchester, believes his “can do” city has the potential to expand as a technology hub to match such European centres as Stockholm and Berlin.
“There’s immense pride in being from Manchester and maybe a bit of arrogance, which brings us together to punch above our weight,” says Mr Daniels, managing director of Degree 53, which was spun out of the gambling industry in 2013 and is moving into sectors such as financial services.