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Changing perceptions and catalysing outcomes for Northern tech

 

Rarely are the words ‘Tech’ and ‘North’ used together, and yet there’s a thriving digital tech scene in the North of England. We’re here to shine a light on it, change some fairly outdated perceptions, and catalyse the growth of this exciting sector.
Our mission is to make sure our Northern tech communities have the information, networks, support and inspiration they need to further the growth and success we’ve seen in recent years. We also want to make sure the wider world knows about the entrepreneurs, companies, innovators and change agents that are reshaping the modern Northern economy through tech and digital media.
We aim to achieve this through a series of programmes and activities including Northern Stars, Founders’ Network, Trade and Investment, Talent and Skills, and Content.

 

Meet our Team

Meet the Tech North team!

We’re a dedicated team working within the digital community across the seven tech clusters in North of England.

  • Richard Gregory - Director Tech North

    Richard Gregory

    Director of Tech North

  • Herb Kim - Interim Head of Tech North

    Herb Kim

    Interim Head of Tech North

  • Jennifer Hartley - Deputy Head of Tech North & Head of Trade & Investment

    Jenny Hartley

    Deputy Head of Tech North & Head of Trade & Investment

  • Matt Jeffs-Watts - Head of Programme Delivery

    Matt Jeffs-Watts

    Head of Programme Delivery

  • Frances Hemingway - Financial Controller

    Frances Hemingway

    Financial Controller

  • Richard Ferrar - Senior Digital Marketing Manager

    Richard Ferrar

    Senior Digital Marketing Manager

  • Vicki Shiel - Head of Content

    Vicki Shiel

    Head of Content

  • William Dolby - Social Media Manager

    William Dolby

    Social Media Manager

  • Laura-Thomas-copy

    Laura Thomas

    Events Executive

  • Douglas Jones - Research Manager

    Douglas Jones

    Research Manager

  • Martin Bryant - Community Editor Tech North

    Martin Bryant

    Community Editor

  • Laura Bennett - Programme Lead, Founders Network

    Laura Bennett

    Programme Lead - Founders Network

  • James Bedford - Head of Investment Strategy

    James Bedford

    Head of Investment Strategy

  • Victoria Howlett- Head of Events

    Victoria Howlett

    Head of Events

  • Becky Taylor - Executive Assistant

    Becky Taylor

    Executive Assistant

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Richard Gregory - Director Tech North

Richard Gregory

Director of Tech North

Twitter: @SmartRich

LinkedIn: richardgregory

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Herb Kim - Interim Head of Tech North

Herb Kim

Interim Head of Tech North

Twitter: @herbkim

LinkedIn: herbkim

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Jennifer Hartley - Deputy Head of Tech North & Head of Trade & Investment

Jenny Hartley

Deputy Head of Tech North & Head of Trade & Investment

LinkedIn: jenny-hartley-4546b06

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Matt Jeffs-Watts - Head of Programme Delivery

Matt Jeffs-Watts

Head of Programme Delivery

Twitter: @Matt_JW

LinkedIn: mattjw

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Frances Hemingway - Financial Controller

Frances Hemingway

Financial Controller

LinkedIn: frances-hemingway-76522458

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Richard Ferrar - Senior Digital Marketing Manager

Richard Ferrar

Senior Digital Marketing Manager

Twitter: @richferrar

LinkedIn: richardferrar

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Vicki Shiel - Head of Content

Vicki Shiel

Head of Content

Twitter: @vickishiel

LinkedIn: vicki-shiel-25818b22

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William Dolby - Social Media Manager

William Dolby

Social Media Manager

Twitter: @willdolby

LinkedIn: william-dolby-81446927

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Laura-Thomas-copy

Laura Thomas

Events Executive

LinkedIn: laura-thomas-702a9748

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Douglas Jones - Research Manager

Douglas Jones

Research Manager

Twitter: @djfresh08

LinkedIn: dougjonesjr

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Martin Bryant - Community Editor Tech North

Martin Bryant

Community Editor

Twitter: @MartinSFP

LinkedIn: martinjbryant

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Laura Bennett - Programme Lead, Founders Network

Laura Bennett

Programme Lead - Founders Network

Twitter: @LauraIHBennett

LinkedIn: lauraihbennett

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James Bedford - Head of Investment Strategy

James Bedford

Head of Investment Strategy

Twitter: @jamesbedford140

LinkedIn: jamesbedford1

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Victoria Howlett- Head of Events

Victoria Howlett

Head of Events

LinkedIn: victoria-howlett

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Becky Taylor - Executive Assistant

Becky Taylor

Executive Assistant