UK tech awards PwC SVB


This year, a virtual Voting Panel meeting was held, in two sessions, on 17 and 22 September. The meeting was chaired by Ian Restall and each of the Voting Panel members confidentially allocated points to each company or individual, electronically, via our new Award Force platform. All Voting Panel members can be viewed here.  

The virtual Voting Panel meeting produced a shortlist of four or more companies in each of the ten categories, which can be viewed below. 

NEW: visit our shortlist review here to read more about the 2020 finalists


tech deal of the year award

Sponsored by |  

  • Just Eat
  • Metaswitch Networks Ltd
  • SDL plc
  • THG Holdings plc (The Hut Group) 

tech journalist of the year award

Sponsored by |  

  • Martin Coulter/Business Insider
  • Dan McCrum/FT
  • Jamie Nimmo/Mail on Sunday
  • Steve O'Hear/TechCrunch

tech growth business of the year award

Sponsored by |  

  • The Access Group
  • Boku Inc.
  • GB Group plc
  • TransferWise Ltd

tech for good award


  • Code First: Girls
  • Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
  • Kooth plc
  • Twinkl Ltd

tech investor award


  • Herald Investment Management
  • Hg
  • IP Group plc
  • LocalGlobe LLP

best use of tech in the digital economy award

Sponsored by |  

  • Babylon Health
  • Revolut Ltd

tech innovation of the year award


  • Ceres Power plc
  • Featurespace Ltd
  • Onfido Ltd
  • Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd
  • WaveOptics Ltd

tech businesswoman of the year award

Sponsored by |  

  • Anne Boden/Starling Bank
  • Anna Brailsford/Code First: Girls
  • Luciana Lixandru/Sequoia Capital
  • Elona Mortimer-Zhika/IRIS Software Group
  • Xenia Walters/SDL plc

tech CEO of the year award

Sponsored by |  

  • Steve Cliffe/Ultraleap Ltd
  • Adolfo Hernandez/SDL plc
  • Tim Steiner/Ocado Group plc
  • Nigel Toon/Graphcore Ltd

tech company of the year award

Sponsored by |  

  • The Access Group
  • Ceres Power plc
  • Frontier Developments plc
  • Ocado Group plc
  • Revolut Ltd

the trophies in 2019

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