In the third episode of this new bi-weekly series, co-hosts Alex Irwin-Hunt and Yessi Bello Perez continue their exploration of the UK's rising start-up ecosystems, stopping off in West Yorkshire's largest city: Leeds.

Joining as guests are two prominent members of the Leeds community, Stuart Clarke, the director of Leeds Digital Festival, and Helen Oldham, the founding board director of NorthInvest. With supplementary comments from Eve Roodhouse at Leeds City Council, this episode provides an on-the-ground perspective of the Northern city's growing start-up scene and digital technology sector.


Listeners can expect a deep-dive into Leeds' strengths in areas such as medtech and fintech, the city's focus on diversity and inclusion and how collaboration between Leeds and its neighbouring Northern cities will be crucial to the levelling up agenda.