A CYBER security business has donated £2,000 to a primary school.
Tekgem, a cyber security business based at NETpark, Sedgefield, has donated its £2,000 prize money for winning the North East of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) Small Business of the Year to Hunwick Primary School.
Ian Gemski, founder and director of Tekgem, said:
“We are absolutely thrilled to present the cheque to the school.
“As a company we are passionate about investing in the local community and providing opportunities for young people in the area
“My family lives Brunswick and I have two daughters who both went to the school. It is fantastic and an integral part of the community.
“Investing back into the local community is so important and we want to encourage children to go into STEM subjects.”
NEPIC Communications Director, Louise Gwynne- Jones commented:
“The NEPIC awards celebrate industry’s best companies and brightest talent from across the North East. However, the real magic happens when our winning companies engage with their nominated schools and provide vital support to promote STEM education and careers in industry.
“The success of our industry relies heavily on inspiring and attracting the workforce of the future. As an organisation, we are proud to have donated more than £260,000 to local schools through these awards over the past 14 years – and facilitated vital links between many schools and local companies.
“It was fantastic to visit Hunwick school this morning and meet the staff and children. Hearing gasps across the assembly hall at the £2,000 donation, and seeing the excitement on their faces about how the money could be spent, was wonderful.”
Mr Gemski spoke to the school children about the importance of technology.
The £2,000 prize fund was sponsored by Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies.
By Tekgem (UK)