UK tech awards

the awards

covering the period 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017

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 PwC, is a straightforward factual award based on published performance data.


tech innovation of the year award
Sponsored by Barclays 

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Innovation lies at the very heart of successful tech companies and this award is given to recognise outstanding success in commercialising new technologies. The technology innovation which is the subject of the successful commercialisation may have been developed entirely within the quoted company or acquired in whole or in part from outside and may comprise all or part of the company’s IP.


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 UK’s technology companies, public and private, will be key.


tech deal of the year award
Sponsored by Rothschild & Co

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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 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 Mishcon de Reya 

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The winner of this award will be a company that has harnessed the power of the 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 achievement of the year award
Sponsored by Rigby Group plc

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This award, by its very nature, is extremely wide ranging and is being given to acknowledge outstanding achievement between 1 October 2016 and 30 September 2017. There are no hard and fast criteria concerning this award, save that it will recognise exceptional achievement by an individual or a company, and that achievement could encompass a major contract or joint venture, a major fundraising, the launch of a product, the opening up of a new market, outstanding financial success, or other notable achievements.


tech growth business of the year award
Sponsored by ECI Partners

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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 

The UK tech awards has brought greater focus and awareness to some of the country's fastest growing tech companies and the people that run them. Most, but not all, tech companies are young, pretty much all are innovative, and certainly every single one of them has, either at the helm or very close to it, a personality whose vision, drive, energy and commitment continue to make the company successful. He or she will be closely identified with the company in question and will be responsible for providing that vital ingredient that enables the company to stand head and shoulders above its competitors.


tech company of the year award
Sponsored by Arma Partners

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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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