Posted on January 19, 2017 by staff

Law firm sponsor BusinessCloud tech discussion


Bristol-based law firm Gregg Latchams has been confirmed as the main sponsor for BusinessCloud’s next roundtable on the South West’s burgeoning tech scene.

In the latest in a series of regional roundtables, BusinessCloud will be joined by a panel of experts at the Bristol offices of KPMG on January 25 to discuss the health of the region’s tech industry.

Confirmed speakers for the Bristol roundtable include: Matthew Cross, head of inward investment, Bristol City Council; Mike Jackson, founder, Webstart Bristol; Tom Minor, co-founder, DoodleMaths; Graham Pearce, head of TMT, KPMG; Geri Cupi, Jook the Look; Gareth Williams, MD & founder, YellowDog; Rob Hall, founder, Wriggle; Steve Vangasse, founder, Screentime Labs; Henry Nurser, CEO and founder, BluWireless Technology; Ed Boal, associate solicitor, deputy head of digital media & technology, Gregg Latchams;  Josh Stott, director, SquareStudio; and Ben Shorrock, MD, TechSPARK.

Ed Boal said:  “Gregg Latchams is proud to support BusinessCloud’s inaugural roundtable event in Bristol. We’re expecting the roundtable to deliver a fast-paced discussion about the South West tech sector – and it will hopefully uncover a few innovation sparks.

“The arrival of BusinessCloud into the city is an exciting opportunity for the tech sector, providing a much-needed forum for the sector to exchange ideas and to promote itself to a wider audience.

“The roundtable event, with its impressive list of attendees, is an exciting opportunity for high-profile leaders of tech businesses and tech hubs within the area to share their knowledge and experience and Gregg Latchams is excited to be supporting the event and promoting the sector in Bristol and the South West.”

Boal will participate in the discussion chaired by BusinessCloud editor and award-winning journalist Chris Maguire.

The Bristol roundtable follows similar discussions in Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Birmingham which have brought together powerbrokers and tech businesses.

“Tech businesses are exciting – a thriving sector of entrepreneurship, rapid advancement and competition,” continued Boal.

“Outside of London, Bristol is the UK’s fastest-growing ‘globally significant’ tech cluster and continues to promote and expand its presence in the sector.

“Gregg Latchams works alongside a large number of tech businesses in the area providing both legal and commercial experience and know how to businesses developing new technologies and business models.”

BusinessCloud will report on the South West scene on its website, in its weekly newsletter – which you can subscribe to here – and in the 2017 Q2 edition of the magazine.