Four Tees firms back 2021 Tees Tech Awards

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Four Tees firms have joined forces to help sponsor vital elements of the forthcoming Tees Tech Awards.

A new date of Tuesday, August 10, has been set for the second Tees Tech Awards, to be held in Hardwick Hall’s Coleman Suite.

Categories for the event, organised by Tees Business in association with DigitalCity and Middlesbrough Digital, were sponsored by 10 Tees firms.

Now four other businesses have stepped in to support the event.

Darlington-based Clive Owen LLP are sponsoring the shortlists films, produced by Middlesbrough firm Wander Films, which will be shown on the night.

Middlesbrough-based ITS are sponsors of the official programme which will be available in print for every guest on the night and digitally for online viewers.

NorthLink Digital, based in Middlesbrough’s Boho Five, are sponsors of the guests’ arrival drinks at Hardwick Hall.

And Vertu BMW MINI, who will have some of their standout cars on display for the August 10 event, are sponsoring the guests’ table wine.

Lee Watson, tax partner at Clive Owen, said: “The Tees Tech Awards truly showcase the entrepreneurial spirit of the region and that is why we decided to become a sponsor this year.

“We have many clients in the digital sector who have continued to innovate, grow and thrive despite the challenging economic situation. This is testament to the tenacity, resilience and excellence of digital businesses across our region.

“We are looking forward to celebrating with our friends and colleagues, hopefully in person, recognising the stars of the sector and showcasing this talent.”

Malcolm Knott, CEO of ITS, said: “Teesside is becoming recognised as a centre of excellence for all things digital and technology related, from Teesside University to Middlesbrough College and lots of other businesses.

“As a leading digital technology company ourselves, ITS wanted to support and encourage the companies in the region.

“We won a lot of awards when we started – winning them has a positive effect on the staff and customers of a company – so we want to encourage people to enter the awards, too.”

Graham Orrell from NorthLink Digital said: “The Tees Tech Awards are an excellent way for local digital businesses to raise their profile and receive some recognition for their achievements.

“For every well-known company in the area there are a dozen more quietly going about their business. This is a fantastic opportunity for those firms to let everyone know how well they’ve been doing.

“NorthLink Digital’s business model is linking the technology talent available in the North-East to clients based in London, the South East and across the UK – so we’re constantly banging the drum about the digital and technology capability we have in the area.

“These awards really help us to do that by showcasing and celebrating the region’s brightest talent.”

And Martin Grimes from Vertu Motors added: “We are delighted to be supporting the Tees Tech Awards 2021.

“The awards shine a light on organisations and individuals that have thrived in digital transformation, which has become much more important since the coronavirus pandemic., and something we as a business have embraced, particularly over the last 15 months.

“I would like to wish the very best of luck to all participants, and I am looking forward to congratulating the winners!”.

Pictured above (left to right): Martin Grimes (Vertu Motors), Martin Walker (Tees Business), Malcolm Knott (ITS), Graham Orrell (NorthLink Digital), Dave Allan (Tees Business) and Lee Watson (Clive Owen).