Chartered accountants Davies Tracey is another leading Tees firm which is supporting the inaugural Tees Tech Awards, being held in April this year.
Organised by Tees Business, the Tees Tech Awards will take place in Wynyard Hall’s Grand Marquee on the evening of Thursday April 23.
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.
Stockton-based Davies Tracey, which has a growing number of clients in the tech and digital sectors, is sponsoring the Export category.
Accounts associate Niall Bradley has a client portfolio rapidly expanding with businesses involved in the technology, digital and creative sectors, and welcomed the opportunity to support the awards.
“We’re pleased to be involved as the Tees Valley Tech sector has for a long time been a hot-bed of talent and is now gaining the recognition it deserves,” he said.
Niall, who gained a degree in graphic design before moving into accountancy, added: “I’ve had exposure to the digital and tech sectors and I’ve worked alongside some very talented people in the area.
“So that gives me an understanding of the industry. I can talk the language with them and I understand.
“We see the businesses in these sectors as enthusiastic, dynamic young people starting up exciting new businesses, and we want to provide them with a professional service to help them maintain their growth.
“There are a lot of similarities. We have youth in our team, as well as experience and wisdom, and for those young firms embarking on a journey, they need all of it.”
Tax partner Ian Kelly said: “We’re looking forward to judging our chosen category using expertise gained through our own international networks, and of course to joining the celebrations at the event itself.
“We’re a proud Teesside company so we love the fact it’s a Tees Valley awards event, as opposed to North-East.
“We have a network of international advisors – including advisors on VAT, accountancy and tax – so we’re very much a one-stop-shop for small and growing companies looking to export either their intellectual property, or their products and services.
“We have connections worldwide, so if clients want to deal with other countries, either EU or ex-EU, we have the contacts.
“We’re also ideally placed to help companies with research and development tax relief claims, which some start-up companies may not know too much about.”
Martin Walker, director of Tees Tech Awards organisers Resolution Media and Publishing, added: “The Export award will be another competitive category in the Tees Tech Awards and we’re delighted to have Davies Tracey on board in supporting this inaugural event.
“The awards will be a fantastic celebration of our tech and digital sectors, and we’re delighted to have leading businesses like Davies Tracey – who share our passion for the Tees region – involved.”
As well as headline sponsors Digital City and Middlesbrough Digital, and Davies Tracey, the Tees Tech Awards are being sponsored by Punch Robson Solicitors, Middlesbrough College, Communicate, Jacksons Law Firm, Tracerco, Cornerstone Business Solutions, Baldwins Group and Recognition PR as category sponsors, with HR Alchemy and Abacus Bean sponsoring the drinks on the evening.
- Pictured above: Tees Business co-editor Martin Walker (standing) with (left to right) Davies Tracey founding partner Craig Davies, accounts associate Niall Bradley and tax partner Ian Kelly.