Tech Awards will showcase the best and brightest in our region, say sponsors

Pinchinthorpe Hall

The annual Tees Tech Awards are the perfect excuse to celebrate the best and brightest digital businesses in our region according to Lee Elgie, managing director at Erimus Insurance Brokers.

The second Tech Awards – organised by Tees Business in association with DigitalCity and Middlesbrough Digital – will be held this summer.

Although the inaugural 2020 event was forced to go online last year due to the pandemic, organisers are looking forward to hosting a glitzy awards ceremony in July – thought to be one of the first post-Covid events of its type in the North-East region.

And Stockton-based Erimus are the proud sponsors of the Digital Innovation award.

“If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that digital innovation should be at the top of all business agendas,” said Lee, pictured (above, left) with Tees Business co-editor Dave Allan.

“Resilience is no longer about being unwavering in the face of adversity; it’s about adapting to overcome.

“Whether you are an established business or a new start-up trying to find your competitive edge, innovation is key.

“As a region we should be immensely proud of the contribution we have made to the fight against coronavirus.

“Countless Teesside-based businesses have led the national charge on digital innovation, and it’s been truly humbling to witness.

“We picked our own name, Erimus, because of its meaning: ‘we shall be’. Our region has proven time and time again that it will be there to meet modern challenges, it’s in our blood and part of our DNA.

“It’s an exciting time to be a business on Teesside as there are opportunities out there for us all.

“It’s especially fantastic to be involved in the Tees Tech Awards, as the event is a showcase of the best and brightest our region has to offer.

“We are sure the competition will be fierce for the Digital Innovation category and we are looking forward to meeting the candidates.”

There are three category sponsorship packages available – they’re for the Best Digital Project/Campaign, Digital Newcomer of the Year and Tees Tech Unsung Hero award.

To ask about sponsorship call Chris Garbutt on 01642 450255 or email