1. Start-rite CEO Ian Watson joins Norfolk business leaders in SYNC the CITY 2017

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    We’re delighted to announce our CEO Ian Watson will join the SYNC the CITY 2017 initiative in conjunction with the University of East Anglia (UEA) and SyncNorwich as panel chair of the judges.

    Now in its third year, the SYNC the CITY programme is designed to showcase the best in technological talent and entrepreneurship with entrants pitching their start-up business ideas, during what is anticipated to be an electric 54-hour event. Ian will sit alongside local commercial experts with backgrounds in start-up business, technology and investment in judging the competition.

    Speaking on his role, Ian said: “I am really proud to be asked to be a part of such a worthwhile scheme. SYNC the CITY supports local talent, bringing together all sorts of experienced leaders that can draw upon both career highs and lows, in helping mentor and steer those starting out in business. I’m looking forward to meeting the contestants and hearing their business ideas. Recognising talent and encouraging that to thrive is of ultimate importance for future industry competitiveness.”

    Founder of SyncNorwich, John Fagan said: “Sync the City is now in its fourth year and we are delighted to be hosting this year’s event in Norwich Cathedral for the first time. This year tickets sold out in just nine days, with a particularly strong uptake from local companies. This highlights the fantastic support for the growing Norwich tech sector from a range of businesses across different sectors, not just tech.”

    The competition takes place on 23-25 November 2017 at The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral. For more information visit www.syncthecity.com