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Tech CEO Dr Adam Beaumount has won the prestigious International Director of the Year at the annual Yorkshire and North East event hosted by the Institute of Directors (IoD) last week and will be put forward to compete for the national title at the London awards in September.
Dr Adam Beaumont, CEO of aql, the UK’s smart telecommunications operator, which controls a national data network, several UK datacentres and interconnects into the UK’s mobile networks, was recognised for his extensive overseas work that has seen him forge international links with businesses across all corners of the globe.
Yorkshire leading ladies celebrate sci-fi first
There's been a lot of national excitement about the first leading female star in one of the UK's oldest science fiction series. Not only a first female, but also from Yorkshire.
Another "Doctor" is CEO and Founder of aql, Dr Adam Beaumont. aql "materialised" the LEODIS (Leeds Electronic Ordnance Digital Information System) boxes around Leeds to provide free public wifi, known as "#scifiwifi".
aql's COO, Sarah Tulip is passionate about bringing more women into technology, with aql hosting the successful "Northern Power Women" conference at aql's historic Grade II listed HQ earlier this month.
NorthInvest, the angel investor platform that supports and mentors businesses in the North of England, has been recognised as ‘one to watch’ at the UK Business Angel Investment Awards 2017.
Founded in 2015 by aql CEO, Dr Adam Beaumont, NorthInvest is a not-for-profit platform owned by its angel investor members. It was formed to address a gap in the funding ecosystem to provide easier access to mentorship and seed funding for start-up companies.
Shortlisted in the competitive Best New Entrant to the Angel Ecosystem category, NorthInvest won the ‘one to watch’ award, with UKBBA judges recognising NorthInvest’s drive to unlock new sources of funding for entrepreneurs. The ceremony was held at the Dorchester, Mayfair, London on 6 July and was hosted by entrepreneur and UNICEF ambassador Emma Sinclair MBE.
Driving the female tech agenda, influential female business leaders from across the North of England will gather at the headquarters of aql next month for a day of inspiration, innovation and storytelling aimed at showcasing role models and best practice.
NPW Live, organised by Northern Power Women, led by the inspirational Simone Roche, will be hosted at aql’s iconic city centre HQ, the restored Grade II listed Salem Chapel, on Thursday 6 July.
aql chief operating officer Sarah Tulip will deliver the event’s opening remarks, after having been named this year on the Northern Power Women’s Future List.
Two more high profile businesses have lent their support and financial backing to the city’s bid to become European Capital of Culture 2023, giving the bid an additional £70,000 funding boost, as it meets with 3,000 delegates at the annual Buy Yorkshire conference.
Smart telecommunications business, aql, based in the city’s developing South Bank are powering the city’s fast developing technology, mobile and data scene are joined by international legal practice Squire Patton Boggs in supporting the city’s ambitious bid for the European Capital of Culture crown.