shutterstock_155262830Some of Bristol and Bath’s leading technology entrepreneurs have been invited to Buckingham Palace tomorrow to meet the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. The event is to celebrate the contribution of the technology sector to the economy and also to recognise the UK’s proud tradition of innovation.

The guests will include:

  • Glenn Smith, co-founder and chief executive of MapleBird, a start-up company who are making the smallest Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the world
  • Mark Probert, creative director at Newicon, developer of bespoke and innovative web apps for businesses
  • Nicola Ray, managing director at 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
  • Jeremy Laycock, director of engineering for Ripjar, a software startup specialising in cyber security big data systems
  • Dr Tom Dawson, managing director of Rescon, which specialises in human performance technologies
  • Simon Bond, innovation director of SETsquared.

Bonnie Dean, chief executive of the Bristol & Bath Science Park, said of the event:”We’re delighted to be invited to the Palace as representatives of the UK’s incredibly dynamic and vibrant digital technology sector – which with the convergence of technologies is becoming vital to the future of the UK economy. The Bristol and Bath region is home to some of the most innovative tech startups with global ambitions.”

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Jamie Middleton