New judge joins the Techies judging panel

By Anita Jaynes on 2 June, 2021

As The Business Exchange gets set to open the 4th annual Techies awards for Swindon and Wiltshire, we are excited to announce that Kathryn Wellum-Kent, Business Services Director at MHA Monahans has joined the Techies judging panel.

Kathryn is an accountant who specialises in working with start-up and scale-up businesses based in the technology sector. During her career, she has worked with businesses in different stages of growth, from getting initial funding to bring a product to market, through to listing on the London Stock Exchange.

Kathryn is passionate about supporting businesses achieve their goals by capturing and interpreting the financial information needed for their business planning and decision making.

Anita Jaynes, Organiser of the Techies, said, “I’m delighted to have Kathryn on board. Her expertise and experience will be of great value to our judging panel. We have such amazing tech talent in Swindon and Wiltshire and the Techies shines a much deserved light on it. Without our judges input the Techies wouldn’t be possible, so a big thank you to Kathryn and the rest of the Techies judging team for their time and support. I can’t wait for entries to open on Monday 7th June 2021 and for the competition to get underway.”

Kathryn Wellum-Kent, added, “After joining the Techies awards events last year and hearing about the many innovative tech businesses in Swindon and Wiltshire, I’m incredibly excited to be joining the judging panel this year to see first hand the incredible achievements in what is a thriving sector in our local economy. I’m going in with no illusions that judging the entries will be an easy task.”

The Techies is a Business Exchange initiative designed to celebrate the innovation and entrepreneurship of the Swindon and Wiltshire tech community. The award scheme recognises the work of organisations large and small and is open to all sectors doing exciting things with technology.

As well as recognising local tech achievements, the Techies also provides an opportunity for like-minded businesses and individuals to connect. The Techies is built on The Business Exchange’s ethos of creating a community of followers with a shared goal, to make our local economy thrive.

The 2021 competition opens for entries on Monday 7th June 2021. You can enter online at: The awards are only open to organisations or individuals based in Swindon and Wiltshire. Read the full competition rules and eligibility online by visiting the entries section of the Techies website.

The Techies will culminate in a unique, fun and inclusive awards night celebration on Thursday 4th November 2021 with further details to be announced later in the summer.