The world is more tech heavy than ever before and companies are grabbing this opportunity with both hands in an attempt to rise above competitors and move along with the ever-changing advancements. With the region’s thriving technology industry booming, we take a look at the top tech companies in Manchester and what makes them so great.

1 – AccessPay

Founded in Manchester in 2012, AccessPay has contributed considerably to the way businesses send and receive payments across the world. These payments have been designed to run more efficiently, to provide security and to process payments faster to make the whole experience a much more smooth one.

2 – Beatstream

Beatstream was created in 2014 in Manchester and acts as a digital streaming service. This allows music venues to audio stream their gigs live to the nation. Whether it be on a mobile or tablet device, fans and music enthusiasts can enjoy live music from wherever they are.

3 – Chess Telecom

Founded in 1993 in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, Chess Telecom is responsible for providing mobile services, broadband and maintenance to clients in both the public and private sectors. In 2017 they were voted the second best company to work for after eight years in the top 100.

4 – Digital Bridge

Advanced computer vision company Digital Bridge was born in 2012 in Manchester and transforms reality into digital models. Customers can take a picture of their room and Digital Bridge can instantly recognise certain aspects of the room such as the walls, floor, furniture etc.

5 – Fabrik Games

Located in the Sharp Project, Fabrik Games is an independent game studio that’s been running since 2014. Fabrik’s intention is to reignite the gaming sector and although they’re based in Manchester, they have big plans to grow. The team is lead by former Sony worker Graeme Ankers and Si Donbavand of Playstation.

6 – Housecrowd

Housecrowd began in 2012 in Hale and resides in Trafford. The company has helped thousands of people invest in property and has grown into an industry leader. Properties vary between single tenanted properties to large new builds. People can invest a small amount as part of a group and receive a return.

7 – Now Healthcare

Founded in 2015 in Salford Quays, Now Healthcare connects NHS doctors to users via video call so they can deliver directly to the patient. The company is going from strength to strength sending over 100,000 repeat prescriptions nationwide to over two million users.