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Middlesbrough Front End hold 5th event

Pizza, networking and whole lot of tech. It can only be a Middlesbrough digital networking event.  

Middlesbrough Front End held its 5th bi-monthly networking event yesterday. 

Held in Boho One the networking event has been running since February and aims to bring together front end developers and those with an interest in code. 

This month Gavin Elliott from the DWP discussed imposter syndrome in the workplace and Jack Bradley talked about his apprenticeship at Endeavour Digital and how this has helped him to develop his skills from having no tech background. 

Jamie Bradley, co-founder of Endeavour Digital, said: “We’re trying to give platforms to local speakers but also to attract bigger names in the industry to come to the Boro. It would be a dream to have someone from Google come to Middlesbrough Front End. 

“It’s a great place for people who are working, interested or thinking about web development. You can come a long to a friendly environment and learn, make contacts and network. We’re building a community of developers.” 


Carbon boss sleeps rough for homelessness 

Pete Danks is searching his cupboards for his warmest winter jackets as we speak.

The Carbon Managing Director has signed up to the CEO sleepout in Middlesbrough and Stockton on November 11 to raise money for homelessness and poverty.

Approximately 20 Teesside business leaders will come together to sleep outside at Preston Park to raise money and awareness for the cause. 

Pete said: “I hope everyone spares a thought when they’re tucked up in bed on a night. Not for me but for the cause that all this is for. 

“Of course, the Sleepout won’t be much fun but I get a hot shower the next morning. You can’t really step into the shoes of these people but the Sleepout does give you a much deeper understanding of why you’re doing it. It’s very easy to be removed from why you raise money. 

“There’s no glamour involved at all. The CEO Sleepout is a great thing.”

The CEO Sleepout is a charity that is close to home after being officially formed in December 2013 by now Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston.

The first two successful CEO Sleepouts were held at Middlesbrough FC and Newcastle Utd FC in collaboration with Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation and since CEO Sleepout events have raised £2.2million for charities and causes that work to tackle poverty and homelessness across the UK.

Alongside Albert North’s popular pie hotspot Pie Jackers offering vouchers for Pete to raffle, money is also being raise on his Go Fund Me which can be found here. 

The Northern Powerhouse just got ‘Better’ 

Digital Teesside companies are starting to shout louder. AND LOUDER.

Last week Better Brand Agency announced its partnership with the Northern Powerhouse to help to continue the North’s development.

The Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme is made up of over 300 businesses across the North, from international organisations to SMEs all from a variety of sectors. 

Since launching in 2016 The Northern Powerhouse has represented the voices of Northern businesses. And the Digital Teesside community is not one that is going to miss out on a slice of this action with Better Brand Agency now joining forces to fly our flag. 


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