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Thursday 12 July 2018

UK tech industry united at transformed annual dinner

picDisappointment hung heavy in the air as the final whistle blew at industry association techUK's Annual Dinner last night. The evening had been miraculously transformed at the last minute from a formal Black-Tie dinner into the flagship event for the 'UK tech industry for the Three Lions' supporters club. The sense of anticipation was palpable.

It was especially stirring to see virtually all the 600-ish attendees rise and sing the National Anthem along with the England team. It would be fair to say that little attention was paid to anything other than the big screens scattered around the venue from that point on.

The half-time guest speaker (also a last-minute switch), Margot James MP (pictured) bravely stuck to the theme and said all the right things.

However, it was not to be.

But for those two-and-a-half hours, it really did seem that the entire UK tech industry was truly united in a common cause.

Nonetheless, many congratulations to techUK CEO Julian David and his team for an otherwise excellent evening.

Posted by Anthony Miller at '08:38'

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