Categories


Please see the following descriptions for more information on each category.

APPLICATION AWARDS

Every sector and industry is different. Not just in terms of competition but in the tactics and strategies required to stand out from the crowd and achieve your goals. In each of the application based categories we will be looking for the thinking and approach specific to the needs of that sector and the client’s or company’s goals. Whether that is a robust and well thought through technical implementation, an innovative use of data, or a creative use of tech to achieve incredible results. Judges will be looking for applications that demonstrate excellent results which meet or exceed objectives using innovative or creative implementation. You’ll need to show defined objectives, innovative creative solutions, clear ROI and demonstrable results.

BEST APPLICATION OF TECH - MANUFACTURING

BEST APPLICATION OF TECH - HEALTH

BEST APPLICATION OF TECH - FINANCE

BEST APPLICATION OF TECH - RETAIL / ECOMMERCE

BEST APPLICATION OF TECH - TRANSPORT

BEST APPLICATION OF TECH - SECURITY

BEST APPLICATION OF TECH - PUBLIC SECTOR

BEST USE OF DATA

Data is key to all effective tech implementation, judges are looking for an innovative use of data which has delivered clear and exceptional results and produced exceptional ROI or improvement in communication, process or been a source of tech for good.

INNOVATION AWARD

Recognition of incredible innovation within tech that is ground breaking or disruptive and has created exceptional results or has delivered clear and exceptional results and produced exceptional ROI or improvement in communication, process or been a source of tech for good.

TECH DEAL OF THE YEAR

Recognition of an exceptional deal in the North, celebrating excellence in funding, private equity and M&A activity.

TECH ADVISORS OF THE YEAR

An award for the North’s leading advisors to the tech industry in the North, this can be lawyers, accountants, corporate finance companies, investment bankers.

TECH FUND OF THE YEAR

An award celebrating an exceptional fund who have made key and successful technology investments in the North in the past year.

TRANSFORMATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

An award to recognise a company or organisation who have successfully transformed an element of their business or operation through successful application of technology. Judges will be looking for demonstrable evidence and results of real, quantifiable transformation through innovation.

TECHNOLOGY FOR GOOD AWARD

An award to recognise the application or use of technology for good, be that social impact, CSR, charitable means, judges will be looking for innovative uses of technology that impact positively on individuals or the environment that they aim to help.

BEST TECH ACCELERATOR

COMPANY AWARDS

We want to celebrate all tech companies regardless of their size and shape. Every tech company faces its own challenges, so tell us how you have overcome yours, the triumphs you had and why you should be considered for one of these prestigious awards. Judges will consider growth and profitability, innovation, the quality of work or product delivered, company culture and employee development and training.

HealthTech Company of the Year

FinTech Company of the Year

SaaS Company of the Year

eCommerce Company of the Year

Manufacturing Tech Company of the Year

Logistics / Platform Tech Company of the Year

Best AdTech Company

Best Tech Recruiter

Tech Growth Business of the Year Award

An awards to recognise a business that has demonstrated exceptional growth in the past 12 months, judges will be looking at turnover, profitability, head counts and demonstrable success.

Tech Start up (within 2 years)

This category celebrates an incredible startup which has been formed in the past 24 months.

Tech Company of the Year – Small

This category celebrates the incredible tech companies with a turnover of up to £5m across all sectors.

Tech Company of the Year – Medium

This category celebrates the incredible tech companies with a turnover of over £5m and up to £20m across all sectors.

Tech Company of the Year – Large

This category celebrates the incredible tech companies with a turnover above £20m across all sectors that have been making their mark during the last year.

Young Tech Entrepreneur of the Year (under 30)

An award to recognise and reward a talented young Northern Tech Entrepreneur 30 years or under on 12 February 2020.

Tech Entrepreneur of the Year

An award to recognise and reward the North’s leading Tech Entrepreneur. The judges reserve the right to nominate in this category.