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8th March 2019

Ten minutes with Techies judge Kate Westbrook

Kate Westbrook, a leading technology and contracts lawyer in the South West and Techies 2019 judge, speaks to The Business Exchange about her career at Thrings and what inspires her to work with the thriving tech sector in Swindon and Wiltshire.

Working with a range of technology businesses, from UK SMEs to multinational listed PLCs, Kate enjoys becoming part of the team and helping these innovative and fast-paced enterprises to grow.

Based in Swindon herself, she tells The Business Exchange how the tech sector in Wiltshire is in need of a spotlight – prompting her to get involved with The Techies. The awards, now in their second year, celebrate businesses’ technical innovations and a thriving tech community in Swindon and the wider region.

In her interview, Kate tells readers of the regional business publication how she came to be where she is – her legal ‘home’, Thrings, the work she is doing on app development, and what she admires about tech businesses.

Kate says: “There’s something very exciting about working with tech businesses. They really make stuff happen and their “nothing is impossible” mind-set is irresistible. Plus, it’s rewarding to see a business start with an idea, and to help them grow it into reality – however small our part is… Although Swindon and Wiltshire are particularly known for being home to a number of manufacturing giants, it’s exciting to see how tech has exploded here over a relatively short space of time.”

 

To read the full interview in The Business Exchange, please click here.

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