Raising your profile
Throughout the year, techUK provides a range of services to its SME members, ensuring we are working collaboratively to help raise their companies profile and win new business.
techUK’s markets programmes run regular briefings, connecting members with their end customers, especially across government departments. As well as having the opportunity to hear about their future plans and opportunities, these events also offer an excellent opportunity to network, both with the customers themselves, as well as potential partners.
To ensure you are kept informed about upcoming briefings, please ensure you are signed up to the appropriate programme newsletters here. If you want to get more involved with techUK's work focused on specific topics and technologies, register and join the groups here. To receive the newsletters or join techUK groups you need to register and log-in here.
Throughout the year the programme teams at techUK run various campaign weeks, providing members with the opportunity to contribute guest blogs, tweets, case studies and video content on a given theme, enabling them to raise their profile by demonstrating their thought leadership.
Visit our dedicated campaign week page here to find upcoming weeks you can contribute to and past weeks to catch-up on the latest insights.
We’ve got lots to talk about at techUK – providing insights on the latest tech innovation, government decisions and discussing how digital transformation will impact SME's, citizens and businesses alike
Please see below for some relevant examples which may be of interest to our SME members and visit our dedicate podcast hub here to find all past episodes.
The techUK Podcast - SMEs and the impact of COVID-19
techUK's Member Relations Manager, Fraser Willcox, looks at the impact of COVID-19 for tech SMEs. Joining Fraser on the podcast is Zoe Cunningham, Director at Softwire, and Tarquin Folliss OBE, Vice Chairman at Reliance acsn, as they discuss adapting to new ways of working, challenges faced, lessons learnt and the key to recovery for SMEs in the tech sector.
The techUK Podcast - Govtech and SMEs
This podcast explores how to improve SME access to the public sector tech market. Our speakers discuss techUK’s report Procuring for Innovation and Growth and the experiences of selling to public sector market.
The techUK Podcast Epsiode 6 - Skills, Talent and Diversity in Tech
This podcast explores the importance of skills in creating a thriving tech sector in the UK. Sarah Atkinson, Global Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Micro Focus and former chair of the Skills & Diversity Council talks about the variety of ways tech skills can be taught, while work experience student Abi Pearson interviews techUK President Jacqueline de Rojas CBE on what the barriers are to women entering the tech sector and how we can create more inclusive workplaces.
Get in touch to learn more:
Ed is Head of SME Engagement and is responsible for shaping techUK’s proposition to our SMEs across the country, ensuring our policy work, market access activity and services benefit the SME community.
Prior to working at techUK, Ed worked in the at the Department for International Trade, engaging with a variety of businesses, particularly SMEs, to understand the benefits of Free Trade Agreements and act as case studies in press and social media. Ed has also worked in policy and public affairs within the voluntary sector, namely the Alzheimer’s Society and the Men’s Health Forum.
Ed holds a MA in International Relations from Leiden University, and in his spare time enjoys spending time with his son, travelling, and visiting historical sites.
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