In this edition, we will see what the South West and Wales area has to offer the TMT sector, in terms of infrastructure, support and expertise. The region has attracted many large technology companies such as Dyson and Oracle which is testament to the strength of the area.

We will also take a look at what the current trends are in China, an unquestionable leader in the technology industry which may provide an indication of how the future may look for us here in the UK.

With investors and landlords reacting to the prospering market and refurbishing space to attract TMT occupiers, our Office Agency team considers the typical ‘ingredients’ of an office space, whilst our Investment team consider the sustainability of the office design as an investment type. As technology advances, the once seemingly unrealistic concepts of drones and autonomous vehicles are fast becoming a potentially viable option for delivery. Our Industrial Agency team take a look at what this may mean for the commercial property sector.

We’ve also canvassed David Clensy, Business Editor of Bristol Post, who looks at how Bristol is leading the nation as a ‘tech city’ contributing significantly to the UK economy and considers some of Bristol’s success stories.

We hope that you enjoy reading this edition as much as we have enjoyed writing it, and that it sparks your excitement for this evolving sector.