Tech newsletter 03 August 2021

The latest news and views from the tech sector

Tuesday 03 August 2021

Awards and events

Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers is delighted to be sponsoring several upcoming events and awards:

TheSparkies Awards are taking place on October 14 and nominations are now open. You can find out more about the awards here – The SPARKies 2021 nominations are open! –

The Bristol Tech Festival is back and running between 10 and 15 October 2021. The full schedule is still to be confirmed so keep an eye on the website for updates!

Entries for the GoTech Awards 2022 are now open with the finalists announced in January and the ceremony scheduled for April. Find out more about the categories and how to apply here – Celebrating tech pioneers and innovators | The Go:Tech Awards (


Is the Southwest Tech sector set for hiring surge? According to a recent survey by Antidote Communications and TechSpark, 53% of business leaders say business is healthier than before Covid-19 –

Investment in deep tech companies continues as Science Creates members raise £14.4m in first half of the year –

TechSpark announce their top 20 innovators in the South West –


The power of effective PR for brand building tech startups – by Abode PR via Tech Spark.

How to develop a grant fundable project – by Granted Consultancy via Tech South West.

Commercial and IP risks; what should entrepreneurs consider? – by Ashfords via Future Space.