TNA membership is open to anyone, and the group has no joining or membership fees, but Advocates invite Advocates.
To join the group, you will need to be introduced to Volker Hirsch or Naomi Timperley, Founders of Tech North Advocates (either via email or in person), by a current Advocate. They will explain the purpose, goals and various elements of Tech North Advocates to you – such as the Working Groups, Triage and Home Office Hours.
Once you have been introduced to the group, you will officially become an Advocate. This will entitle you to access the network, attend Tech North Advocates events and participate in TNA Working Groups. You will also have an official listing on the Tech North Advocates website.
There is no time commitment or minimum engagement required to being an Advocate; you can participate in and engage with the group as much or as little as you like. There are however three asks of each Advocate, irrespective of their level of engagement:
– To be ‘on message’ about the tech sector in the North and the rest of the UK
– When ready, help expand the TNA network by introducing an Advocate
– Adopt the ethos of helping one another for the ‘greater good’ as a means of establishing a strong and vibrant technology sector
If you are not yet an Advocate and would like to be so, please contact an existing Advocate you know who will bring you into the group.