National accountancy firm Baldwins, part of Cogital Group, which has a base at Wynyard Park, is the latest business to back the Tees Tech Awards.
Organised by Tees Business, the Tees Tech Awards will take place in Wynyard Hall’s Grand Marquee on the evening of Thursday April 23 next year.
The awards will recognise and celebrate the organisations and individuals thriving within the Tees Valley’s fast-growing digital sector together with the local companies driving their business through digital transformation.
Among the awards presented to organisations and individuals will be the inaugural Tees Tech Company of the Year and Tees Tech Business Leader of the Year, while other categories will recognise local tech leaders in export, innovation and partnership.
Baldwins’ support of the first Tees Tech Awards is part of a commitment towards helping the region become a “Digital Hercules”.
The firm is sponsoring the Digital Transformation category at the inaugural event.
Director Andrew Rowe said: “Baldwins are delighted to sponsor the Digital Transformation Award as this is a huge part of what we do with our clients on a daily basis.
“We believe passionately in helping businesses to use technologies to improve their processes, management information and ultimately their profitability and cashflow.
“In partnership with Digital City and Teesside University, we have supported businesses across the region – from start-ups to long established companies – and witnessed the transformation that investment in technology can bring.
“This region was built on the industrial revolution and we see the growing success of Teesside’s Tech sector driving the next digital revolution.
“We are excited about Middlesbrough mayor Andy Preston’s ambitious plans for the Boho area. However, the businesses undertaking this journey will need the support of professionals such as ourselves to become the ‘Digital Hercules’ we believe this region can be.”
Dave Allan, director of Tees Tech Awards organisers Resolution Media and Publishing, said: “We expect the competition to be the first Digital Transformation award-winner to be one of the most keenly fought, as it’s such a key element of the challenge and change many businesses are going through.
“Having leading companies such as Baldwins supporting our inaugural event is a great coup for us and helps spread the word about what I’m sure will be a hugely positive celebration of a digital sector that’s thriving but has the potential to grow much further.”
As well as headline sponsors Digital City and Middlesbrough Digital, and Baldwins, the Tees Tech Awards are being sponsored by Punch Robson Solicitors, Middlesbrough College, Communicate, Jacksons Law Firm, Tracerco, Cornerstone Business Solutions, Davies Tracey and Recognition PR as category sponsors, with HR Alchemy and Abacus Bean sponsoring the drinks on the evening.
• Pictured above: Baldwins managing partners Joanne Regan and Andrew Rowe with Tees Business co-editor Dave Allan (left) and David Dixon (right) from DigitalCity.