Silicon Roundabout

Watch out world – Croydon’s innovating!

Posted on April 29th, by John Coupland in Economics & Business. No Comments

The word ‘innovation’ is overused, writes John Coupland. But in Croydon, it’s the perfect descriptor

Croydon – the big town that has the innovation to challenge any major UK city… and, come to think of it, many others on our planet.

It has been said that if Croydon were to switch to city status overnight, it would be the UK’s seventh largest. Wow!

Croydon’s … Read More »

Academy to open in former South Norwood Police Station

Posted on October 21st, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

A new academy will be located at the old South Norwood Police Station. STEM Academy Croydon Gateway has been given approval by the Department of Education. It specialises in science, technology, engineering and maths and will open in September 2015 for 16-19 year olds.

Release begins: STEM Academy Croydon Gateway, a new 16-19 academy specialising in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), has received confirmation from the Department for … Read More »

The economics and business of Croydon

Posted on June 20th, by Tom Lickley in Economics & Business. No Comments

The Citizen’s new Economics and Business Editor Tom Lickley wants your thoughts on money in Croydon: from local business to property investment, from economics to #Croydon #TechCity

Croydon’s economy. Back offices for top insurers. Headquarters for confectionary giants, or electrical heavyweights. Or a hub for future technology companies, a rival to Silicon Roundabout.

We know all about the past of Croydon’s economy, and we have … Read More »

2014 Croydon – the graphene superhighway?

Posted on January 22nd, by Matthew McMillan in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. 2 comments

As the Croydon Tech City movement continues to makes its regenerative might felt, Matthew McMillan from the council explores some other factors making the borough attractive to investors once again

Hi there, Croydon citizen. Long-time listener, first time caller, or whatever the digital equivalent for that is.

What brings me down to this parish is that I’m due to give a talk at the next #Croydon … Read More »

The Silicon Valley mindset

Posted on November 18th, by Andrew Easter in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. No Comments

Croydonian coder, recent California transplant, and new Citizen writer Andrew Easter examines Croydon’s potential to become the next Silicon Valley


It’s not every day that a software engineer from Croydon gets an opportunity to spend some time working in Silicon Valley, and so I didn’t take much persuading when my company proposed a two month assignment in San Jose, California. As I’d only recently become part of the #Croydon … Read More »