The Future of the South West Workforce

Written by Sarah Vallis | News | Blog | General | Candidates | Clients | Technology | Posted 30/01/2019 13:55:59

All children born in 2019 will likely enter the workforce in 2040 but do we know what the technology sector, or even the labour market, will look like at that time? This is the premise of a new series of events hosted by Insider Media called Sector 2040 which explores the future of work within regional economies and industries.

The South West Technology Breakfast, sponsored by Sanderson, was the first event in this series. Taking place at De Vere Tortworth Court on Tuesday 29th January, the event brought together eight founders and directors of established and up-and-coming South West tech companies across two panels.

They shared their insight and observations on how the rapidly growing tech community is evolving business in the South West and the key challenges that they face. New technologies have enabled transformation within the core tech sectors of the local economy but with that comes implementation risks. The current skills shortage within specific industries such as Cyber Security was also touched upon.

Steve Phillips, Client Solutions Director, commented:

‘We were delighted to sponsor another excellent Insider Media South West event. The quality and diversity of tech companies in the region is unparalleled and the spirit of collaboration within the sector is inspiring.’

He added:

‘Whilst the event was centred on Tech, the role of people remained at the heart of the discussion; the necessity of truly understanding your customer, all the way through to the skills gap and needing to hire great people to support business growth.’

This South West Technology Breakfast was sponsored by Sanderson, the second such event that we’ve sponsored in the past year. The first took place in July 2018 and focused on the rise of digital technology that can enable business disruption on a national and potentially global scale.

You can find out more about Sanderson’s events and sponsorships here.

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