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Wednesday 21 June saw our eleventh Investment Forum, held at York Racecourse with a record attendance of over 150 delegates and presentations from eight innovative technology companies. We had our insurance partner One Sure Insurance visit us, and take part in the events we put together. One Sure are our preferred partner for a variety of insurance policies, although they are best known for their HGV and Lorry insurance policies.
Those that took part included Catchpoint Limited, a firm marketing the ‘backless label’, Ecomix, a Hull company with a system that makes diesel engines more energy efficient, and Medisoft Limited, which has developed an electronic patient notes system for hospital eye departments.
In addition to the eight businesses making investment pitches, another eight technology companies exhibited in the informal breakout area including EPAQ Systems Limited and Jessmell Limited.
The Forum was followed by our first live technology debate, TechTalk 2007. We invited four leaders in the technology field to share strategies and experiences of how they created a recipe for high-tech success. TechTalk was sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, YFM Group and DLA Piper and speakers included Dr Steve Garnett, chairman and co-president of salesforce.com and Graham Bowland, financial director of Surgical Innovations plc.