**As the UK’s biggest business software company and third largest in the world, Sage has been supporting businesses everywhere since 1981. Founded in Newcastle, Sage’s global headquarters is still based in the city employing around 1500 people locally (and 13,000 worldwide).**

As one of the UK’s great business success stories, innovation is key to Sage’s continued growth which is why we’re so happy to be sponsoring Thinking Digital, one of Europe’s leading technology, ideas, arts and innovation conferences at The Sage Gateshead this week (20-22 May).

## Showing our support

Sage people have been attending Thinking Digital every year from the beginning and last year we sponsored the fantastic Thinking Digital Startup Competition 2013 which was won by BubblePix (see the final pitches below).

In my opinion, everyone should experience Thinking Digital at least once which is why we’re giving a bunch of budding bloggers, Tweeters, filmmakers and podcasters the chance to join us there for free, as part of our ‘Sage One Street Team‘.

Herb Kim (Thinking Digital) said: *“It’s a huge honour to have the UK’s leading software company, Sage, return as a major sponsor of the Thinking Digital Conference.”*

*“They’re being hugely creative and inclusive with their Sage One Street Team concept. Being completely honest I’d love to be on it myself! It’s going to be a great experience.”*

### Meet the Sage One Street Team

The Sage One Street Team members will be live Tweeting from the Thinking Digital throughout the conference and you can Follow them all on Twitter by subscribing to the Sage One Street Team list or Following them individually at :

@lordlancaster

@aimeewood

@VickieExcIT

@HelloAppChaps

@edgeptuk

@MissSineadB

@Char_FIRST

@MariaAlbertsen_

@bhaesa

@Sean_ACIS

@judiebeebop

@elainefleck

@amypyt

@tashajsteel

@mikcowans

@sarahkatenorman

@PhoenixDK

*You can also read all the Thinking Digital Tweets via the #TDC14 and #SageOne hashtags.*