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Run Dean, Run 

Wish Dean Benson good luck as he attempts to recover from injury at the New York Marathon to run another international marathon next month. 

The Visualsoft CEO suffered a painful torn calf on Sunday and ran the last eight miles in agony. 

But he’s hoping to be back on his feet in 30 days when he takes on the Honolulu Marathon in Hawaii on 8 December in aid of Zoe’s Place. 

Dean isn’t one for shying away from a challenge, cycling between and climbing the three peaks in only three days and completing an Ironman in Switzerland followed by a half Ironman in Alcudia 

Dean said: “I am certainly not an athlete and quite often end up dragging myself around these challenges. The marathon in Honolulu will test my willpower and body in extremely hot and humid conditions but I am determined to complete both marathons in good time.” 

These challenges have helped to raise over £30,000 for various charities and Teesside’s very own superman continues to raise money, go on Dean! 

You can donate here 

Promoting digital to manufacturing in the Tees Valley 

This could be a fantastic opportunity for digital companies on Teesside to promote their services to manufacturing companies who are interested in digital change. 

Digital City is holding an event for manufacturers in the Tees Valley on Tuesday November 12, to promote how digital services can benefit their companies. 

The event aims to discuss how embracing digital can help overcome business challenges, impact your profit and competitiveness, within the manufacturing industry.  

Digital City is working in partnership with Make UK to bring speakers Mark Roddy from Francis Brown, Sharon Lane from Tees Components and Paul Drake from Sapere Software to discuss how digital has helped to transform two long established Tees Valley businesses. 

The event will be held from 8am at The Centre for Professional and Executive Development, Teesside University, Darlington, DL1 1JW. 

The Big Teesside Giveaway 

This Christmas we wanted to back a fantastic charity campaign as part of the Digital Teesside newsletter.  

And there’s a haul of over £2k worth of prizes for one lucky winner on this five quid raffle. 

The Big Teesside Giveaway has been set up by Stuart Coupland to raise funds for Butterwick Hospice. 

To be in with the chance of winning all you need to do is donate £5 here for every raffle ticket you want. For more chances to win ALL of these prizes, enter as many times as you like. It could make this Christmas a lot more exciting. 

Local businesses have collaborated to give you a chance to win a HUGE list of prizes all listed below: 

  1. Rockliffe Hall– Golf 4 Ball
    2. LV Shipping & Transport – 2x Corporate Match Day Tickets at Middlesbrough Football Club
    3. PG Legal Solicitors and Commercial Advisors and Commercial Advisors – £100 Smyths Toys Superstores Voucher
    4. Peking Garden Stockton – £40 Voucher
    5. Paul Swift Stunts – Stunt Ride Along Experience
    6. DJM Aerial Solutions – Professional Drone Recording & Video of The Stunt Ride Experience
    7. The Little Quaker Distillery – 2x 20cl Bottles of Quaker Gin, Original & Blueberry
    8. Coupland Leather – 100% Hand Crafted Leather Wallet
    9. Pali ltd -50 Marks and Spencer Voucher
    10. Steven Thompson destressing retailers – Tom Ford, Lost Cheery & Armani, Acqua di Gio Inspired Fragrances
    11. Daz Mack – Photographer Extraordinaire – Family Photo Shoot
    12. Gamers_Lounge – 2x 1 Hour Gaming Tokens
    13. Boho Bytes – Hand Crafted Traditional Christmas Cake
    14. Illustrated Identity – Personalised Hoodie
    15. Hamilton & Lewis Jewellery – Men’s Leather Bracelet
    16. Darlington Mowden Park – Executive Suit for 10 people at a Home Game 

The winner will be announced on Friday 6 December at 10am on The Big Teesside Giveaway’s Facebook page. 

Watch out… it’s Boho 8 

This week saw designers Seymour Architecture unveil plans for Boho 8 in the bid to make Middlesbrough #TheDigitalCity. 

Boho 8 is a development of modular units for adaptable, flexible accommodation planned to be situated behind Boho One. 

The project is being funded by Tees Valley Combined Authority and managed by Middlesbrough Council and runs alongside the development of Boho 10. 

The £2.5m development is set to start in early March 2020 with work hoping to be completed at the end of August 2020. 

Planning applications are being lodged at the end of this week for the go ahead on Boho 8. 

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