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Tech trends and the investment story in the Leeds City Region

31st January 2022

Join us on the 31st January 2022, when we discuss the tech investment outlook for the Leeds City Region in 2022.

Leeds City Region’s digital tech sector is riding the crest of a wave and is set to add thousands more jobs to the thousands already created.

Talk of levelling up is set to further shine a light on cities like Leeds, which has attracted a raft of global companies and seen tech companies raise millions of pounds in investment.

As part of the inaugural 2022 Leeds City Region Tech Climbers, an exclusive webinar will hear from some of the biggest names in the region’s tech scene and officially open entries to the 2022 Leeds City Region Team Climbers list.

Confirmed speakers for ‘Tech Trends and the Investment Story in Leeds City Region’ include BigChange founder and chairman Martin Port, which received £75m from a US VC in 2021 and Sarah Pawson, founder and managing director of Fruition IT and Fruition Consulting, which have a combined turnover of £27m.

Hosted by award-winning journalist, Chris Maguire, the event will also hear from a panel of investment experts and discuss emerging trends in the tech sector.

Date: 31st January 2022
Time: 1pm - 2.30 pm
Location: Zoom details to be shared upon registration

The panel

  • Sandip Khroud, Partner, Hill Dickinson

  • Sarah Hex, Business Development Manager, Mercia

  • Gareth Lynton Jones, Partner, BDO

  • Mel Ellyard, Senior Manager, British Business Bank

  • Sarah Pawson, Managing Director & Founder, Fruition Consultants

  • Peter Kirby, Co-Founder, Tred 

  • David Mckee, CEO, CTO & Founder, Slingshot Simulations

  • Martin Port, Founder and Chairman, BigChange

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