Tech City, one year on: Have the promises been kept?

How work has progressed on building a startup scene to rival Silicon Valley...

Prime Minister David Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron announcing the Tech City initiative in 2010Photo: Tim Ferguson/

In November last year, Prime Minister David Cameron took the wraps off a new initiative: Tech City.

The idea of Tech City was based on the existing Silicon Roundabout - an area of East London where digital and media startups had made their home. The Tech City plan was to build on the cluster and, according to the government, "for London