Peter Robbins, Managing Director of Birmingham-based technology provider, Probrand, has been elected onto the Public Services Board for techUK. Along with seven others, Peter was voted to represent the 350 members of the techUK Public Sector programme by the members themselves.
techUK works to support the growth of the UK technology sector and the companies within it. It offers training, events and services to help its members to identify and advance innovation in the markets that represent the most significant opportunities for growth, both domestically and internationally. techUK currently has more than 850 member companies which collectively employ more than 500,000 people (about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK). These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new, innovative start-ups.
Robbins takes his place on the board as a representative of the Birmingham-based company, which helps organisations thrive with relevant technology.
Located in the Jewellery Quarter, the Probrand head office also houses sister companies, Icomm Technologies and Mercato Solutions.
The three businesses have also been recognised recently in the Midlands for their long-standing contribution to the region and wider industry. Mercato was shortlisted for the prestigious Made in the Midlands Technology Award, and the head office was also visited by the Mayor of Birmingham in January to celebrate the company’s efforts in becoming a ‘leading light’ in the region’s apprenticeship success. In April, Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude visited to talk about the latest in digital innovation.
Robbins appointment will see him help shape the future for techUK’s Public Sector programme and support its role helping companies to expand market opportunities, improve operating performance, make informed decisions and build stronger relationships.