We must continue to champion our tech talent, says returning sponsor

The sponsors of the Business Leader category in the Tees Tech Awards say its vital that companies such as theirs continue to back the growing local digital sector.

Tees Business will host the second annual Tees Tech Awards, in association with DigitalCity and Middlesbrough Digital, at Hardwick Hall on July 1.

Stockton-based Punch Robson Solicitors, who also sponsored the Business Leader award at last year’s inaugural event, see the Tees Tech Awards as the perfect showcase for a burgeoning sector and are excited by the continuing growth and expansion of so many of our region’s tech companies.

“As a founding sponsor of the Tees Tech Awards, it’s only right that we champion and recognise the talent of those clients we serve and support,” said Punch Robson managing partner Elaine McLaine-Wood, pictured above (left) with Tees Business events manager Julie Burniston.

“Over ten years ago, tech start-ups and businesses would not get bank support, so regional funding was sought from the EU in the form of JEREMIE – for those who remember! – which resulted in a £120m fund for regional businesses.

“This plan worked and Teesside is now seen as a critical centre and hotbed for tech businesses.

“With such impressive growth, you can’t fail to be excited for the future. It’s our job to continue to show our support with events such as these awards.”

The finalists for the 2021 Tees Tech Awards are being revealed on the Tees Business social media channels over the next few days.

The winners will then be chosen democratically by a group of sponsors ahead of the awards ceremony itself.

An opportunity to sponsor the new Tees Tech Unsung Hero category remains available at £3,000 + vat. For more details, contact Chris Garbutt on 01642 450255 or email chris@resolutionpublishing.co.uk

A limited number of tickets for Tees Tech Awards are available to book, priced £85 + vat each, or £800 + vat for a table of 10. This includes arrival drink, four-course dinner, table wine and, of course, seats for the main event – the 2021 Tees Tech Awards including speeches, finalist videos created by Wander Films and presentations to winners and finalists.

Please email vicky@resolutionpublishing.co.uk if you wish to reserve seats or if you have a query.