I am the community engagement manager for Yorkshire at Tech North, a government-backed initiative charged with accelerating the growth of the digital business sector in the North of England. We do this through a series of programmes, events, research and editorial focusing on startups, investment, people, skills and the digital ecosystem. A journalist for six years, my previous roles include computing editor at TechRadar and writer at Information Age. I’ve also written for TechRadar Pro, T3, Computer Weekly, the Yorkshire Evening Post, and Guardian Online. Contact me: Email / Twitter / LinkedIn
If you’re an entrepreneur based in the region, think of me as your point of contact for Tech North. If you’d like to find out more about what we do, get in touch and I’d be happy to meet up. I also write articles and produce video for the Tech North website and pen guest posts for external publications. Additionally, I run the Yorkshire Startups facebook group, which is a great place to ask questions and share ideas.
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Where I’m working
If you would like to talk to me in person, the easiest way is to see which coworking space I’ll be working from and arranging a meeting. You can see where I’ll be using the calendar below.
There’s a programme for that
If you’re interested in finding out more about the North’s digital sector, take a look at the following reports:
Need an intro?
If you seek local support and would like introductions to any of the following, just ask me. This list is not exhaustive.
Leeds Digital Festival
Leeds International Festival
Leeds Digital Job Fair (HERD)
Google Digital Garage
Futurelabs (& Founders Friday/Leeds Digital Drinks)
Leeds Trinity University