10th January 2020
Swindon & Wiltshire’s annual IT and technology awards puts the spotlight on the area’s most exciting and innovative tech firms. Previous winners include Appsbroker, Blue Frontier, Cardwave, Evo-Soft, Gel Studios, Groop, Infinite Group, Infinity Nation, Kids Covered, Render and OJO Solutions.
Involved for the second year in a row, Thrings is proud to be sponsoring the Tech Team of the Year category in 2020.
Award categories include:
The awards are a Business Exchange initiative. Alongside Thrings, the Techies 2020 are also supported by, headline sponsor, The Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership, and award category sponsors Britannia Quickmove, Elm Workspace, Purple Lime and Shaw & Co.
Kate Westbrook, a leading technology and commercial contracts lawyer at Thrings, will be on the judging panel again this year. Her team works with a range of technology businesses, from UK SMEs to multinational listed PLCs.
Working with innovative and fast-paced enterprises, Kate enjoys becoming part of the team and helping these businesses to grow. Based in Swindon herself, she feels that the tech sector in Wiltshire is in need of a spotlight. The Techies caught up with her on this and on what makes a good submission.
Kate commented: “In 2020, I’m looking forward to finding out what new and wonderful things are being created by the region’s tech-brains. I’ll also be wearing my TechSwindon hat this year. This new Switch on to Swindon initiative, which I’m excited to be helping steer as a board member, will be encouraging an ecosystem of innovative tech-driven businesses to thrive, and creating a leading community to attract and retain the best talent.
“The Techies, by helping to highlight tech successes and bring companies together, will contribute hugely to these ends.”
You can read her Q&A in full here.
Entries are open until midnight on Friday 3 April 2020.
The Techies 2020 will be hosted at a brand new venue, the Pattern Church in Swindon on 21 May 2020 from 7-10pm.
Find out more
Businesses can enter the Techies online by visiting www.the-techies-sw.co.uk.