News | Round-up May 15

Digital Union launches One Region, One Sector, One Statement 

This week Digital Union launched its One Region, One Sector, One Statement to present and promote the digital and tech sector across the North East. 

Following the first edition of this document, the creative and digital development agency wanted to build on promoting the sector to future employees, new start-ups, students and those outside of the region to see the success and strength currently going on. 

This will aim to encourage recruitment in the area and also offers resources and support to existing businesses in the sector. 

It’s worth a read, you can download and read the document here. 


The Tees Tech Awards go virtual 

The Tees Tech Awards are going ahead this summer, albeit virtually and we can’t wait. 

The inaugural Tees Tech Awards was originally due to be held at Wynyard Hall on April 23 but due to the current situation, the decision has been made to take the awards online. 

However, virtual doesn’t mean any glamour will be lost with plans for food to be delivered and an award for best dressed as guests are encouraged to get their dresses and suits out of the wardrobe. 

It is hoped that the representatives of those shortlisted will join a representative from each category sponsor to be aired live on Youtube with a host and speeches still taking place. 

A date is yet to be confirmed so keep checking back to find out more. 


Digital City hosts demo day 

It’s a week of firsts this week as Digital City has this week launched its Accelerator Programme online. 

The programme had pitches from SME Champ, Spark Tees Valley and PPC and website design agency, Raptoro over video call amongst many others. 

The use of video call enables the community to continue moving forward despite the ongoing disruption from COVID-19. 

We wish the best of luck to the latest cohort on the programme and can’t wait to see how you all get on. 

You can find out more about the Accelerator programme here. 


And finally 

White Digital hit the press big time this week after a 3-day search for lost sausage dog Floyd. 

Owner Doug Dinwiddie lost the 7-month-old pup after he darted into an 80-acre field of rape after being spooked by another dog. 

He emerged 3 days later after being coaxed out by several disposable barbeques, lit and cooking bacon. He’s since appeared on the BBC, ITV, Yahoo and hundreds of newspapers from across the world, desperate for a good news story. 

Doug said: “We’d almost given up hope when we saw him trotting through the fields. It took him 30 minutes to come to us but it was such a relief.” 

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