It’s going to be an exciting 2022 of evolution as TechSwindon becomes TechSPARK Swindon & Wiltshire, and part of the TechSPARK community which represents all things tech in the West. It’s an exciting time of evolution and we want to know more about you. Please take the 2 minute survey and help us to shape the local TechSPARK community around you and what your business needs.

At TechSPARK, we create talent partnerships to support the community in hiring by posting your jobs to our tech audience via our jobs board. Prices range and are on a flexible pay per month contract, from one job post to unlimited job posting. Packages come with organic or paid socials and other benefits of our community. So do get in touch – if you are hiring, running events or just want to tell your story – we’d love to help!

Humble beginnings in Swindon

TechSwindon only really got started in January 2020, 6 months after the official launch as a side project of Switch On To Swindon, so we’ve done most of our community development in lockdowns – which looking back was a positive, we were not only able to reach a much larger audience but also bring in international speakers and start some fascinating conversations.

In total, we’ve delivered over 70 events since March 2020, with topics from investment to mental health, storytelling to founder journeys, with over 2,000 unique attendees. We always aimed to provide practical and peer driven content, with audience engagement and plenty of networking.

Looking forward to 2022 our new brand empowers reflection and gives us the opportunity to tap into the wider TechSPARK community to make connections and share stories from Swansea to Salisbury. 

We’re planning to continue with our core events, Tech Founders and Balanced, but change the format to a shorter interview online initially while we wait to get back to in-person. One question is whether the future in person events should be streamed or recorded as we do appreciate the challenge of an in-person event that suits everyone in a region as large as Wiltshire.

An exciting new offering is our jobs board – talent acquisition is a real focus for our community and having all our regions roles in one place will really help amplify the opportunities available.

Our ask is for tech companies to get in touch and get involved. We want to share their stories, hear about their challenges and support their journeys, the power of a community is the connections and we are here as the hub to facilitate those – you can do that by completing the two minute survey here

We know we have an amazing tech community in Swindon & Wiltshire and we’re looking forward to working with them in 2022.

Lucy Paine

Lucy heads up TechSPARK Swindon and Wiltshire - bringing together the tech community in the area by building collaborative networks and delivering events and knowledge sharing platforms. She enjoys identifying, creating and nurturing collaborations in business with experience in payments, education, technical, training - it's all about people.