UK tech awards
UK tech awards

the awards

covering the period 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018

tech fund manager of the year award

Sponsored by Zeus Capital 

(For past winners of this award, see Archive)
The tech fund manager of the year award, kindly sponsored by Zeus Capital, is a straightforward factual award based on published performance data. 


tech innovation of the year award
Sponsored by Barclays 

(For past winners of this award, see Archive)
Innovation is at the very heart of the tech industry. This award is given to recognise those leading technological change, disrupting the status quo across all industries and to recognise outstanding success in commercialising new technologies. Entrants should have developed the technology in house, added exceptional value, own the IP and demonstrate how it is redefining the industry.

The period under review for this award, in line with the other awards, is between 1 October 2017 and 30 September 2018.


tech journalist of the year award
Sponsored by Luther Pendragon 

(For past winners of this award, see Archive)
This award is given to recognise incisive, accurate, regular and readable commentary, in what is clearly a specialist subject. In-depth knowledge of the whole of the UK tech ecosystem and being a recognised advocate for the sector is key.


tech deal of the year award
Sponsored by Rothschild & Co

(For past winners of this award, see Archive)
The winner of this award will have completed a significant commercial or corporate transaction during the period under review. This transaction could include licensing, partnering, collaboration, fundraising or acquisition of a company or IP. The deal would be significant in scope and transformational in nature and would have added significantly to the company or organisation’s prospects in the short, medium and long term.


best use of tech in the digital economy award
Sponsored by Lombard Odier 

(For past winners of this award, see Archive)
The winner of this award will be a company that has harnessed the power of digital technologies, including mobile, social, the cloud, Big Data and, of course, the underlying internet, to build or transform business models. It could be an established business that is using these new technologies to engage more effectively with its customers, or it could be a newer business that could only successfully exist and grow in the digital age. Engagement, connectivity and interactivity with its customers will be key.


tech businesswoman of the year award
Sponsored by PwC

(This is a new award for 2018)  
The winner of this award will be a strong role model for other women in the industry and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, CIO and CTOs. She might be a leader of a tech company or technology function but plays a key role in championing technology and technological change within business. Her drive, energy and commitment will have been instrumental in developing new technologies or contributing to the company's success.  


tech growth business of the year award
Sponsored by ECI Partners

(For past winners of this award, see Archive)
The winner will be able to demonstrate organic compound annual revenue growth greater than 10% over the last three years and be profitable with a minimum revenue of £5m for the last accounting period. The Voting Panel will use qualitative as well as quantitative measures in determining the winner – and so will be looking for a company that has a quality management team, excellent financial performance and unique IP, or a great technology platform at the heart of the business, all of which are driving growth.


tech CEO of the year award
Sponsored by Oakley Advisory Limited 

(For past winners of this award, see Archive)
The winner will have a clear passion for the tech industry, be an inspirational role model, determined and motivated with a strong vision and flair. The winner will provide that vital ingredient that has helped with the company's success, inspire everyone around them and will be a prominent figure in the industry.


tech company of the year award
Sponsored by Arma Partners

(For past winners of this award, see Archive)
Tech companies are, of course, noted for their technological achievements, but the tech company of the year will have harnessed those achievements and produced sound commercial and financial success. The tech company of the year will be a fully accountable, well-managed business that has already gained recognition from analysts and investors, but will also have outstanding long-term growth potential, with a sound strategy in place to ensure successful delivery of its commercial advantages and build shareholder value.

Eligibility

uk: Companies should either be headquartered in the UK or Ireland, or have substantial management, control and ownership based in the UK or Ireland and/or be listed in London.

tech: An eligible company for the UK tech awards will be one whose business growth and success is dependent on, or attributed to, the development of its technology. Eligible companies will have developed their IP and will be able to demonstrate significant innovation in the technology or its application. For the purposes of these awards, eligible companies could be involved in communications, electronic and digital technologies, biotech, medtech and/or cleantech.

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