Entrepreneurs head to Buckingham Palace for special reception with the Queen

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Bonnie Dean

Bonnie Dean OBE

A group of Bristol and Bath’s leading tech sector entrepreneurs are going to Buckingham Palace on Monday June 9 for a special reception given by Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.

The event is being held to recognise and celebrate the growing contribution of the technology sector to the UK economy and the country’s proud tradition of innovation.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will be joined by The Duke of Cambridge, The Duke of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and The Duke of York, who is a long standing supporter of SMEs and the technology sector.

Speaking ahead of the reception, Bonnie Dean, who is Chief Executive of Bristol and Bath Science Park, comments: “We’re delighted to be invited to the Palace as representatives of the UK’s incredibly dynamic and vibrant digital technology sector.

“The Bristol and Bath region is home to some of the most innovative tech start-ups with global ambitions.”

The Bristol and Bath group attending the reception include: Glenn Smith, co-founder and chief executive of MapleBird, a start-up company developing the smallest Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the world.

Mark Probert, creative director at Newicon, developer of bespoke, cloud-based software for businesses.

Nicola Ray, managing director at technology marketing agency Modern Media.

Nigel Austin, CTO at healthcare technology solutions firm Cayder.

David Maher Roberts, managing partner at technology start-up consultancy Digital DNA and inspiration behind the revival of business angel investment funds in the region.

Jeremy Laycock, director of engineering for Ripjar, a software start-up specialising in cyber security big data systems.

Dr Tom Dawson, managing director of Rescon, which specialises in human performance technologies and Simon Bond, innovation director of SETsquared.


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