The law firm, which has offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester, is working with regional technology industry organisation Tech North on its Tech Nation Visa Scheme. The scheme aims to make it possible for tech talent from around the world to come and work in the UK’s digital technology sector.
As an official legal partner for the Tech Nation Visa Scheme, immigration experts at Ward Hadaway will provide legal support for companies across the North who are looking to employ a rising star in the tech industry and those individuals thinking of applying for a visa to work in the UK tech industry.
It will also keep Tech North and its members up to date with changes in immigration law as and when they happen.
Flora Mewies, solicitor in the employment team at Ward Hadaway, said: “The UK is one of the world’s leading lights in the technology and digital sectors with the North of England in particular a real hotbed of innovation.
“While everyone is keen to ensure talented homegrown people get their opportunity to shine, it is a fact that to remain in the vanguard of the industry, tech companies here will need to bring in expertise from outside the UK from time to time.
“The Tech Nation Visa Scheme aims to help them do exactly that, ensuring that the economy in the North of England benefits from exceptionally talented individuals from overseas whilst keeping in line with Government immigration targets and policy.
“As such, we are delighted to be involved in the scheme, to be working with Tech North and tech companies across the North on ensuring the region benefits from a world of expertise.”
Tech North director, Richard Gregory, said: “Technology is a global sector and the competition for talent is often fierce. As such, it is important for companies who work within it in the UK to have the ability to bring in exceptional individuals from outside the country to keep them at the cutting edge.”
Further details on the Tech Nation scheme can be found at http://technorthhq.com/technationvisascheme/