Holding events with us

TechBlast is your perfect event partner and Chris Maguire is the ideal host.

Chris Maguire

Executive editor at TechBlast & BusinessCloud

Hosting Packages

There are three event hosting packages - bronze, silver and gold - beginning with basic hosting, all the way up to managing all aspects of your event.

Bronze package from £1,000

The basic cost of hosting your event starts from £1,000* + VAT and includes advice on the best format for the event and potential speakers. The cost increases depending on the size of the event, number of speakers and travel.

Silver package from £2,500

The cost of the silver package starts at £2,500* + VAT and includes a full support package including help with planning, hosting, sourcing of speakers and some promotion.

Gold package from £5,000

The cost of our premium gold package starts at £5,000* + VAT and includes everything from event planning, hosting, sourcing speakers, finding a venue and catering, full website listing, attracting an audience; promotion from newsletter, pre and post-event coverage.

Don't just take our word for it, here's what other people have said.

  • "Such a top event. Chris always delivers a fun and inspiring event."

    Tim Heatley

    Co-founder, Capital & Centric

  • "You were wonderful as our host - thanks so much for bringing it all together."

    Zara Hill


  • "Thanks for being a great host Chris, enjoyed chatting to you."

    Laurence Newman

    CEO, Currentbody

TechBlast can manage every aspect of your event.

Along with our sister brand BusinessCloud, TechBlast has tens of thousands of monthly website views and 10,000+ newsletter subscribers.

  • Organisation
  • Sourcing speakers
  • Generating an audience
  • Hosting
  • Post event write-up that will have people talking

Chris Maguire

Chris Maguire is the award-winning executive editor of TechBlast and BusinessCloud and has hosted more than 1,000 events – from intimate roundtables, private dinners, business breakfasts to major conferences and award ceremonies for more than 1,000 people.

He's delivered events for a range of clients - big and small - including KPMG; MHA Moore & Smalley; Expleo; UHY Hacker Young; Peel Ports Group; Slater Heelis; Robert Walters; Marktlink; Furza; Hiring Hub; Tech Climbers; pro-manchester; Warrington Business Conference; and Marketing Stockport.

Let us help you create your perfect event.

[email protected] or 07596 530727

FUEL is an innovative two-part event - held in several major cities - which fuels business growth.

A breakfast panel of entrepreneurs and experts share their insight into the big questions facing business before a select group of startups & scaleups gain direct access to the experts and respected names in a series of exclusive breakout masterclass sessions designed to help them navigate challenges including raising investment, growth planning, people and marketing.

The cohort's view

"I found the masterclass pods incredibly insightful. Each expert brought a unique perspective. Their depth of knowledge and ability to clearly communicate complex ideas stood out."

The expert's view

"It was so great to hear from founders directly about the key challenges they face today so that we can help formalise support to help them address this."

The sponsor's view - Nicola Leonard, KPMG

“Brilliant energy in the room. I always feel energised after your events.”

We are looking for exclusive sponsor partners for each event from the worlds of professional and business support services, investment, higher education, marketing, recruitment and the legal sector. Gain direct access to 20+ scaleups and design a masterclass which works for you.

Sponsorship packages are £5,000+VAT - email [email protected] today.

Sponsor a Startups 2.0 list in your region with one of our special 'Pitching Night' events!

Build relationships with under-the-radar startups just starting out on their journey. A select group of founders pitch in front of a live audience and are judged on quality of presentation; innovation; ability to address targeted market; & business potential.

"A great event. It was my first time speaking in front of people and I forgot half my pitch! But it was an incredibly positive experience and I wish everyone the greatest success on their business journey."

"A welcome addition to the North East tech calendar. Well-organised, well-attended and thoroughly enjoyed! I look forward to more events like this in future." - Jamie Hardesty, Sunderland Software City & Pitching Night judge

Email [email protected] today.