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Tech City reacts to Benjamin Southworth’s resignation

The news that Benjamin Southworth will step down from his role as Deputy CEO of the Tech City Investment Organisation was broken this morning by Tech City News.

Leading voices across Tech City told us their thoughts on the former 3beard and his role in shaping London’s tech scene.

He’ll continue to be a powerful catalyst

“I am thrilled for Ben as he re-enters the community as an entrepreneur. His ideas and passion have made him a great asset to Tech City and we are most grateful to him.  I have no doubt Ben will continue to be a powerful catalyst for the continued success and growth of Tech City in his new pursuits.  I can’t wait to see what he will build.”

Joanna Shields, TCIO


Somebody at the heart of the tech community

“It’s been great working with Ben during his time at Tech City. He has been dedicated to championing entrepreneurs and as somebody at the heart of the tech community he brought a great wealth of practical knowledge to the role. I’m certain he will have something exciting planned for his next move.”

Sara Kelly, Coadec


A true leader in every sense of the word

“Benjamin has done a great job representing the London startup community at TCIO and is a true leader in every sense of the word. Even though he’s stepping down, I’m confident he’ll still continue to be a leader in Tech City for years to come.”

Tak LoTechStars London

His energy and enthusiasm are remarkable

“As a London based tech entrepreneur, I got to read about and meet Ben at several occasions. I particularly remember one of the talks Ben gave at City University to encourage students interested in start-up companies to explore the London tech scene. His energy and enthusiasm are remarkable! I believe more people like Ben are needed to boost the UK digital industry!”

Aurore Hochard, Co-Founder of Taskhub

Better connected to the tech community

“Ben helped encourage a better understanding of the needs of the tech community from a unique perspective, and it was very important to do so at that time. As a result we have a more inclusive TCIO, one that is better connected to the tech community more generally and that is also connecting to other UK clusters. The job now is to grow on that foundation.”

Eric Van der Kleij, Level39