Get Digital – Survive or Thrive

Representatives from EIC and BTC were in attendance at Get Digital – Survive or Thrive – an event held at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale by the Marches Growth Hub.

The event was all about enabling local businesses to find out all they need to know about how new technologies are changing the way we work.

The day began with a keynote speech by Bruce Daisley, the head of the European arm of Twitter. In an interesting and informative talk he detailed how he arrived at his current position, and also his opinions on what a productive and healthy workplace should be like.

Bruce was then joined on stage by local business leaders and academics, including Tim Luft, head of former BTC tenants VR Simulation, for a Q&A session.

Later in the day, there was an expo and also workshops for people to benefit from the knowledge of tech-savvy industry professionals. These included Web Development by Nick Carr of Focus Digital and also Smartphone Videos for Business by Stone’s Throw Media.

All in all, it was an extremely informative day and an important way of keeping the region’s businesses informed and engaged with current and future digital technologies.

Wanted: Leading Businesswomen to Drive Region’s Growth

The region’s leading businesswomen are being urged to step forward and play their part in driving the area’s economic growth.

The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership has vacancies for two new board members and says it is particularly keen to hear from excellent female business leaders who can play a key role in helping  to drive economic growth in the area and contribute actively to the board’s effective governance.

The LEP – which covers Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – says women are currently under-represented on its board as are the black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

Marches LEP director Gill Hamer said it was crucial that the make-up of the LEP reflected the diversity of talent across the region.

“It is vital that we properly reflect the communities we serve and we are therefore very keen to improve gender equality on our board,” said Gill.

Applicants should have a strong knowledge or expertise in the region’s industry and either live or work in the Marches.

The board meets six times a year and membership will be for a minimum of two years on a voluntary basis.

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Shropshire Chamber Business Awards 2019

Nominations for the Shropshire Chamber Business Awards are now open!

Shropshire Chamber of Commerce once again presenting the best of Shropshire’s businesses in the 19th year of the ceremony taking place on 14th June.  It is guaranteed to be a fabulous event, with great food, entertainment and a special guest speaker.

The awards are open to all businesses in Shropshire – any size, any type of business, start-ups and of course, previous winners! You don’t need to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce or any other organisation. There are 17 awards this year, so why not give it a go? Winning can be a real boost for you, your employees and your business.

There are seventeen awards in all, aiming to highlight the great work done by Shropshire businesses, and certainly many that will apply to the great companies that reside at the Business & Technology Centre.

You can apply for nomination for FREE here.

Good luck everyone!

New Tenant Signage for BTC

In response to feedback from tenants,  new signage has been placed outside of BTC displaying company names and floors which will increase presence and help visitors.  We are continually looking for ways to improve the tenant experience here at the Business & Technology Centre!