Paul Billington

The Landing @ MediaCityUK is a tech hub in Salford, Greater Manchester, UK where high growth technology businesses work alongside large, leading organisations such as BBC, ITV, Kelloggs, Vodafone, Barclays and many more. The Landing houses around 70 high growth tech companies employing 600 people all benefitting from the exciting and rapidly growing community at the World renowned MediaCityUK. The Landing continues to drive growth in over 250 companies that have been through their project since 2014, currently employing almost 1,600 people.

Spanning 5 floors of Blue Tower, scale up tech companies work in a highly supportive environment in the areas of health, education, government, music and VRAR. The Landing houses the largest user testing facilities outside for London as well as a makers’ space that provides rapid product prototyping services. The UK’s first commercial 5G network and testbed is provided with partner Vodafone and North West’s only AR/VR testbed is a joint facility with Digital Catapult. On the 7th floor, you’ll find a 200 seater conference facility, numerous meeting rooms, presentation room and a vibrant business lounge.

Accelerator programmes, MVP services and a full programme of industry events are always available at The Landing.

Paul Billington, as Managing Director, is responsible for the day to day operation as well as driving an ambitious business plan. Prior to The Landing, Paul built and sold a digital agency and has been a board member of several successful businesses including Challenger Technology and Prodo. Paul also sits on public sector boards, advises a venture capital firm and is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Salford Business School.