Glasgow

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and the third largest in the United Kingdom (after London and Birmingham). Greater Glasgow had a population of 1,199,629 at the 2001 census. At the 2011 census, it had a population density of 8,790/sq mi (3,390/km2), the highest of any Scottish city.It is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as Glaswegians.

Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become the largest seaport in Britain. Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh, and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century. From the 18th century the city also grew as one of Great Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies.

With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the population and economy of Glasgow and the surrounding region expanded rapidly to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres of chemicals, textiles and engineering; most notably in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels. Glasgow was the "Second City of the British Empire" for much of the Victorian era and Edwardian period

Glasgow and Edinburgh IT companies with IT skills

This week's Company Connecting infographic compares 1400 companies based in Glasgow and Edinburgh i.e. 50% of the IT and telecoms companies in Scotland. Company Connecting has detailed information on 4,437 tech companies of which 2,763 are in Scotland.

This week’s Company Connecting infographic compares IT and Telecoms companies in Glasgow and Edinburgh. There are 695 companies in Glasgow and 705 in Edinburgh which is about 50% of the tech companies in Scotland. Company Connecting has detailed information on 4,437 tech companies of which 2,763 are in Scotland.

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Infographic on Glasgow Companies with IT skills

While Edinburgh is often seen as the biggest player in Scotland’s tech industry, Glasgow offers a large, growing and crucially interesting tech/IT scene. In our latest infographic, Glasgow is home to 25% of the IT and telecom companies in Scotland.

Some quick stats on the 695 Glasgow...

Check out the infographic from Company Connecting on Scottish companies with IT and telecoms related skills. The infographic covers 695 Individual Companies based in Glasgow. Company Connecting has detailed information on 4,437 tech companies of which 2,763 are in Scotland.

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Glasgow Looks to the Future: A Growing Tech Economy

Company Connecting’s latest article focuses on Glasgow and how it fits into the UK tech landscape. 

A modern city continuing its history of embracing change and technology: Glasgow has an extremely interesting tech scene.

Company Connecting can help Glasgow companies be better connected

Matthew Mackay: Marketing Intern at Nalytics

“Enjoy the years that don’t count, so that you’re prepared to work hard during the ones that do.”

What a great piece of advice from Matthew Mackay, a marketing intern at Nalytics in Glasgow.

Matthew Mackay is the latest subject of our student and graduate series. He graduated from...

Hi Matthew, can you tell us a bit about our background and how you came to work for Nalytics?

I’m originally from Glasgow, but I spent the last 4 years living in Edinburgh where I studied Business with Marketing at the University of Edinburgh. As much as I loved it there, after graduating this past summer I decided to move home for a bit while I decide what my next steps are going to be, and I knew that I wanted to get some practical marketing experience during that time.

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Glasgow IT Companies: The Company Connecting 4000 infographic series

This week our infographic summarises the skills, sectors, size etc. of IT companies registered or with a base in Glasgow. Last week we took a look at all the 4,000 IT companies – which sets a benchmark to compare the Glasgow data against.

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Glasgow IT Companies are the subject of our Infographic this week.  This is based on the 538 companies who are registered or based in Glasgow.

Image of the skills section for our Glasgow IT Companies: Company Connecting Infographic Series