UK tech awards
UK tech awards

the awards

the period under review is between 1 October 2018 and 30 September 2019

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 driving technological change and disrupting the status quo across all industries. The winner could be a start-up who has yet to commercialise the technology. Entrants should have developed the technology in house, added exceptional value, own the IP and demonstrate how it is redefining the industry, consumers or clients.


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 for good award 
Sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank

(This is a new award for 2019)
Today's customers expect businesses to deliver positive social and environmental outcomes as well as commercial value. The purpose of this award is to recognise non-financial contributions to society through the use of technology. The winner of this award will be a company that has harnessed the power of technology to deliver beneficial social, cultural and/or environmental outcomes. It could be the foundation of the entire ethos of the company or a specific initiative that is generating positive results in the community. 


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, which could include licensing, partnering, collaboration, fundraising, IPO 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 Zeus Capital 

(For past winners of this award, see Archive
The winner of this award will be a company that has harnessed the power of digital and disruptive technologies, including AI, IoT, robotics, and blockchain to build or transform business models. lt 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

(For past winners of this award, see Archive)
The winner of this award will be a strong role model for other women in the industry and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, CIOs 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 lreland, or have substantial management, control and ownership based in the UK or lreland 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, fintech, govtech and/or cleantech.

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