Tech West Mids has merged with fellow community organisation TechMids.

Birmingham Tech Week’s fifth edition was rounded off with the announcement.

TechWM organises the annual event, while TechMids is an organisation which champions support and investment for the development and engineering community in the Midlands region.

James Seconde, a coordinator at TechMids, will join TechWM in a non-executive director role.

Alistair Hey, co-founder of TechMids, commented: “After several years collaborating closely with TechWM, we are delighted to become part of the organisation. 

“This merger will allow TechMids to continue to serve the development and engineering community whilst growing our reach and collaboration with our region’s fantastic technology businesses. 

“We look forward to continuing to work towards our mission of making the midlands the best place to work in technology in the world.”

US leads the UK in adopting tech at scale

This year Birmingham Tech Week saw a record 7,500 sign-ups for 39 events across 24 locations.

Headed by Yiannis Maos MBE, the event was launched in 2019 by TechWM – then Birmingham Tech – and has become a mainstay in the events calendar. 

Chief executive of Founders Forum, Carolyn Dawson, used the platform to relaunch Tech Nation. 

Maos added: “Birmingham Tech Week is one of the standout moments of the year for the UK tech scene and we’re delighted to have delivered another fantastic week of events. For a region with so much to offer, it’s a pleasure for myself and the TechWM team to be able to shout about it on a stage that only continues to grow year-on-year.

“We’re also thrilled to have our partners and sponsors choose to share some of their most exciting news during Tech Week. Whether that’s the relaunch of Tech Nation, game-changing regional investment or our own merger with TechMids, these announcements speak to the incredible platform for tech that our region has become.”

How to humanise your tech brand – & why it really matters