Growth Ambitions for Your Technology Business

25 March 2020, 08:00 - 10:00

Growth Ambitions for Your Technology Business

UNW Boardroom (Ground Floor), Citygate, St James’ Boulevard, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4JE

Ambitious technology businesses, regardless of their size or wherever they are in their growth cycle, represent what is an increasingly important sector in the North East economy.

In partnership with Dynamo North East, we are hosting an event that is centred on helping aspirational technology organisations understand and deliver on what they’re trying to achieve – right the way through their growth cycle. Dynamo acts to promote the technology sector regionally and nationally, in order to showcase the strength the North East has as a hotspot for technology businesses.

With speakers from a wide range of backgrounds – including corporate finance, legal, people culture and employee engagement, as well as marketing – the event will highlight several areas that technology businesses need to consider in order to formulate and deliver on an effective growth plan.

The event will be introduced by Dawn Dunn, Cluster Manager for Dynamo North East. Speakers include Gareth Phillips, Corporate Finance Manager at UNW; Steven Strassheim, Founder and Director of Modular Law; John Ryder, Founder and CEO of Hive HR; and Ruth Plater, CEO and Founder at Radial Path.

Due to the nature of the event, we have limited spaces. Registration is therefore limited to one representative per organisation.

If you would like to sign up for this event, or for further information, please contact Maxine Fox via or on 0191 243 6259.

About the speakers

Gareth Phillips  Corporate Finance Manager, UNW

Gareth joined UNW, a leading independent firm of chartered accountants and business advisers, in 2017. Prior to this, he started his career at EY, where he gained experience working across a broad range of clients – from large FTSE and AIM listed groups, to local owner-managed SMEs.

Gareth specialises in lead advisory projects including disposals, MBOs, debt and equity finance raising.

Steven Strassheim  Founder and Director, Modular Law

Steven is an experienced technology lawyer, former software engineer and founder of Modular Law, a specialist legal practice focused exclusively on the tech sector and its customers.  Modular Law advises on a range of technology and commercial transactions, particularly agreements concerning technology supply chains, IP licensing and routes to market.

John Ryder  Founder and CEO, Hive HR

John founded Hive (HR) in 2016; creating HR technology to challenge the traditional corporate approach to employee surveys and employee engagement. Hive is now an award-winning employee feedback platform and People Science consultancy, helping organisations to better understand their people and create positive organisational change. Hive partners with over 100 customers nationwide, including River Island, Travelodge, Sheffield Hallam University, BrewDog, Yotel and Northumbria Police.

Ruth Plater  CEO and Founder, Radial Path

Ruth is chief strategist and branding expert at Radial Path, marketing specialists in the global tech and telco industries. Ruth has over 15 years’ experience in the B2B tech and telco industries. She combines her in-depth industry experience with a love of emerging technologies – and drives digital transformation for global marketing and sales teams.

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