NatWest spon­sors first re­gional Tech Awards

Birmingham Post - - FEATURE - Tam­lyn Jones Busi­ness Cor­re­spon­dent

HIGH street bank­ing gi­ant NatWest has been un­veiled as the head­line spon­sor of the Birm­ing­ham Post’s in­au­gu­ral West Mid­lands Tech Awards.

The bank will join hun­dreds of other mem­bers of the West Mid­lands busi­ness com­mu­nity to com­mem­o­rate the re­gion’s thriv­ing tech sec­tor at the Post’s ex­cit­ing first cer­e­mony in De­cem­ber.

The awards, which are be­ing run in part­ner­ship with the Post’s sis­ter web­sites Birm­ing­hamLive and Coven­tryLive, will cel­e­brate in­vestors, start-ups, cor­po­ra­tions and pub­lic sec­tor or­gan­i­sa­tions across 12 dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories.

Sarah Cooper-Jones, who has worked for NatWest for 28 years, and re­cently took over the role of West Mid­lands re­gional di­rec­tor for cor­po­rate and com­mer­cial, is proud to an­nounce the bank’s spon­sor­ship.

She said: “At NatWest, we are de­lighted to spon­sor the first West Mid­lands Tech Awards.

“The grow­ing tech sec­tor is of huge im­por­tance to us lo­cally and we’re proud to of­fer thought lead­er­ship in this area, through part­ner­ships with our cus­tomers and en­trepreneurs via the pro­grammes we of­fer at our En­tre­pre­neur­ial Hub in Brind­ley­place.”

The West Mid­lands Tech Awards 2018 will show­case those firms, in­vestors and in­no­va­tors which are driv­ing the re­gion’s thriv­ing tech sec­tor for­ward and we want to hear about your achieve­ments, whether you’re an es­tab­lished busi­ness, a fun­der back­ing the next big thing or a pioneer work­ing on new projects.

The awards are open to in­di­vidu- als and com­pa­nies based in or con­nected to Birm­ing­ham, Coven­try, War­wick­shire, the Black Coun­try, Soli­hull and South Stafford­shire.

The dead­line for en­try is Fri­day Oc­to­ber 26, and the awards cer­e­mony will take place at the ICC, in Birm­ing­ham, on De­cem­ber 13.

A ded­i­cated web­site with more in­for­ma­tion about the cat­e­gory cri­te­ria, how to en­ter and spon­sor­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties can be found at wmtechawards.co.uk.

If you have any ques­tions or would like more in­for­ma­tion about the awards please con­tact Kate Evans on 0121 234 5025 or kate. evans@reach­plc.com or Nikki Kan­dola on 07738 498 602 or nikki.kan­dola@reach­plc.com.

To dis­cuss spon­sor­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties please con­tact Hay­ley Pearce on 0121 234 5785 or hay­ley.pearce@ reach­plc.com.

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