15 Sep 2021

A new regional spotlight series: Growing the local govtech market

Introducing techUK’s regional market insight series

techUK’s Local Public Services and Nations & Regions programme will be partnering with Tussell to launch a new series of regional market insight briefings for members. Each briefing will put the spotlight on a specific region, with members gaining the essential insights into the latest trends and opportunities in that region. Everything from the size of the market to who the biggest buyers in the region are to the frameworks they use. 

Local public services can be a complex market to navigate but the opportunities are vast. As public services focus their efforts on recovery and building back better these events will provide members with a better understanding of the regional tech ecosystem. Members will also be better informed on how their product or service can help solve a local problem. Data from Tussell show the market is growing fast and is now worth more than £1.2bn per annum. As local authorities have a wide range of technology spend profiles there are significant opportunities across the whole of the UK which this new series will highlight. 

What will the sessions cover? 

  • How big is the market and the regional spend? 

  • Who are the biggest buyers and suppliers in the region?  

  • What the biggest contracts awarded and due to expire are? 

  • The most used procurement frameworks?  

Who are the sessions for? 

The briefings will provide techUK members active or looking to break into the local public services and wider public sector market with a better understanding of the current landscape, latest tech and procurement trends for that region. 

Get involved 

To coincide with Birmingham Tech Week, our first regional market insight briefing will focus on the West Midlands tech ecosystem and will be taking place on the 14 October. 

Do get in touch with Georgina Maratheftis and Matt Robinson on the regions you’d like us to be featured in the series. 

Georgina Maratheftis

Georgina Maratheftis

Associate Director, Local Public Services, techUK

Georgina is techUK’s Associate Director for Local Public Services

Georgina works with suppliers that are active or looking to break into the market as well as with local public services to create the conditions for meaningful transformation. techUK regularly bring together local public services and supplier community to horizon scan and explore how the technologies of today and tomorrow can help solve some of the most pressing problems our communities face and improve outcomes for our people and places.

Prior to techUK, Georgina worked for a public policy events company where she managed the policy briefing division and was responsible for generating new ideas for events that would add value to the public sector. Georgina worked across a number of portfolios from education, criminal justice, and health but had a particular interest in public sector transformation and technology. Georgina also led on developing relationships across central and local government.

If you’d like to learn more about techUK, or want to get involved, get in touch.

[email protected]
020 7331 2029

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Matt Robinson

Matt Robinson

Head of Nations and Regions, techUK

Matt is techUK’s Head of Nations and Regions.

Matt is leading techUK’s work with members and stakeholders across the UK to increase the Local Digital Capital across the UK’s nation and regions, build communities and to ensure that digital technology plays a key part the post-COVID-19 levelling-up recovery.

Prior to joining techUK, Matt worked for several national education charities and membership bodies to develop their regional partnerships with schools, academy trusts, local authorities, and other stakeholders. He’s also worked with local authority leaders and other stakeholders to engage communities, work with elected members and improve public services.

He holds a BA in Politics from the University of York and an MA in International Relations from the University of Leeds. Away from work he’s a keen football fan and golfer.

If you’d like to find out more about our work in the nations and regions please get in touch with Matt:

[email protected]

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