Apologies for the radio silence – there’s been plenty going on behind the scenes and here’s a quick update.

Paperwork pretty much done

We’re now a Community Interest Company. This means we can bid for money, buy kit, run projects – all essential if we’re going to give our town an economic boost.

Our directors have changed slightly and you can see who’s who here. We’re joined by Liz Crew, a very capable project manager, and Dr Aidan Delaney, a lecturer in computer science and the brains behind our technical programmes.

Thanks to Mark McFadden, president of Eastbourne’s Chamber of Commerce, and Emma Morris, director of the Towner Gallery, for standing in as TechResort directors up to this point. We’ll be doing plenty more with both organisations in future so watch this space.

Mentoring talented students

You’ll have read about our work with Theo, an extremely talented Cavendish School student. We’re on the look out for more enterprising students so please get in touch if you’d like to work with us.

Talking with local businesses

We’re starting to talk with local digital and tech businesses about their skills needs. We’ve also got a survey ready to go and are looking to pilot it – if you’d like to help please let us know.

Working with schools

We’re delighted to support Connective Culture, a new collaborative project between Eastbourne’s Towner Gallery, the University of Brighton and local schools. This will include a fortnightly coding club starting in a couple of months time – we’re over the moon about this!

Coastal Communities Fund bid

TechResort began with a CCF bid this time last year – it got the right people round the table and focused us all on giving Eastbourne a boost. We didn’t win, but we learnt a lot and are having another go this year. Wish us luck!