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The Techies Awards are coming to Swindon

We’re excited to announce the Techies 2020 will be hosted at a brand new venue, the Pattern Church in Swindon on Thursday 21st May 2020 from 7-10pm.

Steeped in history the building was formally GWR’s Pattern Store. Ideally placed close to Swindon train station and with plenty of parking nearby the Pattern is Swindon’s most exciting event space. Launching in April 2020, it will have a purpose-built auditorium to host awards night. The new event space gives the Techies awards night the opportunity to almost double in size, allowing for up to 350 guests.

Techies Director, Anita Jaynes, said, “I’m so excited to bring the Techies Awards to Swindon this year. There is an electricity about the town at the moment, with so many groups such as Switch On To Swindon and TechSwindon doing their bit to really showcase what’s brilliant about living and working in the town.

“The Techies 2019 was a sell-out and we’d outgrown the wonderful walls of our past venue, Hartham Park. When I found out about the Pattern Church, I couldn’t think of a better place to host the Techies. The building is full of history and innovation and the views from the first and second floors are the best in Swindon. It’s fantastic that the Diocese of Bristol and Church of England Strategic Development Fund have invested in this building and breathed new life back into the building. This modern visionary church is set to be a hub where people find community, transformation and faith.

“It’s fitting to host the Techies awards in a venue associated with Brunel’s designs and innovation that revolutionised our past as we celebrate people and firm’s that are shaping our future.

“Pattern Church has a purpose-built auditorium on the ground floor, seating between 250-350 people. On the first floor is the hospitality area where on awards night we will enjoy our food, drinks, entertainment and conversation. We will move downstairs to the auditorium for the awards ceremony.”

Tickets for the Techies Awards 2020 cost £45 and include a drink, bowl food, the award ceremony and entertainment. Get a flavour for the Techies by watching last year’s highlights video here. It’s not another boring chicken dinner, black tie affair!

Click here to buy tickets and find out more.

Watch the video below to see inside Pattern Church. Pictured above: Inside the unfinished walls of the Pattern Store, Swindon. Picture taken during refurbishment in November 2019.