about the UK tech awards
The UK tech awards celebrates success, rewards achievement and raises the profile of the
UK tech community.
Companies which are eligible for the awards include not only publicly quoted technology companies on London Stock Exchange Main Market, but also AIM tech companies and fast growing and innovative private tech companies.
The UK tech awards provides a fantastic showcase for the fast-moving tech sector and a great networking opportunity, with an attendance of over 800 people comprising tech entrepreneurs, CEOs and FDs of fast growing tech companies (both public and private), plus corporate advisors, investors (both private and institutional), and tech consultants and commentators.
In short, an event not to be missed for the UK’s entire tech community!
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For more than 35 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative businesses, enterprises and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides a range of targeted financial services and expertise through its office in the UK. With commercial and international banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. The UK’s leading technology and life science businesses, in all stages of development, look to SVB’s niche expertise, experience and unparalleled network as they grow at home and tackle new markets abroad.
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Silicon Valley Bank is registered in England and Wales at Alphabeta, 14–18 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1BR, UK under No. FC029579. Silicon Valley Bank is authorised and regulated by the California Department of Business Oversight and the United States Federal Reserve Bank, authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority with number 577295, and subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details about the extent of our regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority are available from us on request.
Arma Partners provides independent corporate finance advice to companies and investors active in the global digital economy. We act as trusted advisers to digital economy leaders throughout their entire corporate lifecycle, from raising private capital for fast-growing disrupters and founder-led businesses to orchestrating complex cross-border M&A deals for private equity investors and global large-cap public companies.
Since our inception in 2003, we have grown and evolved in tandem with the global technology ecosystem, advising on over 180 deals valued at more than $45bn in aggregate. Today we employ a large dedicated advisory team with unparalleled domain expertise and an enviable track record in each of the diverse sub-segments that together comprise the ever-expanding global digital economy.
Our proven track record of exceptional deal execution, combined with our deep understanding of the segments we cover, ability to provide independent advice at every stage of a company’s lifecycle and extensive network across the global digital economy, makes us an invaluable long-term partner to our clients.
ECI is a leading private equity investor, investing in growing businesses valued up to £250m. It has 40+ years of experience and a track record of over 110 realisations, collaborating with great management teams and founders to build successful global tech businesses. Recent investments have included: Send for Help,
a provider of lone worker protection; Arkessa, a leading IoT managed service provider;
CPOMS, a provider of SaaS solutions to schools across the world; MiQ, a leading marketing intelligence company; Edenhouse; the UK’s largest independent SAP specialist; and IT Lab, an award winning IT support and strategic services company. Investing as either a majority or a minority investor, ECI is currently investing its eleventh buyout fund and manages approximately £1.7 billion on behalf of our institutional investors.
Luther Pendragon is one of the UK’s leading independent communications consultancies. Our team of over 40 highly experienced and qualified consultants manage financial public relations, corporate communications, media and investor relations, public affairs, crisis communications and digital marketing. With offices in London, New York and Brussels, we handle national and international assignments. Our clients include global private and public corporations, with companies listed on the London Stock Exchange and other stock markets, public sector organisations and major trade associations in the UK and across the world. We take an integrated approach to communications to ensure that our clients’ reputations are managed, and interests are promoted, in all relevant spheres of influence – whether that is the capital markets, Government, consumer circles or elsewhere.
Oakley is one of Europe’s leading independent corporate finance firms offering expert, specialist advice across a range of sectors including Telecoms, Technology, Online, Media, Digital Infrastructure and Hosting. We are unique in the mid-market in offering highly specialised sector insight and knowledge combined with our Equity Capital Markets capability, meaning we can provide the fullest possible suite of advice across both public and private markets. We also provide long-term equity capital markets advice, where we work intensively with listed clients to widen their institutional shareholder bases and develop their equity stories.
Recent transactions include KPN on its sale of its data centre subsidiary, NLDC; Cellnex on its acquisition of Irish towers business, Cignal; Onecom on an investment by LDC; Mayfair Equity Partners on the acquisition of shares in Ultrahaptics; Adarma on a management buy-out backed by Livingbridge; and Manx Telecom on its recommended cash acquisition by Basalt Infrastructure Partners.
Read more about us here: www.oakleyadvisory.com
Rothschild & Co is one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory groups. The group has three main divisions – Global Advisory, Wealth and Asset Management, and Merchant Banking.
Global Advisory provides expert advice to large and mid sized corporations, Private Equity, families and entrepreneurs, and Governments. Advisers design and execute strategic M&A and financing solutions for their clients, taking a long-term and independent view of the challenges they face.
The firm’s deep understanding of financial markets, the high volume of transactions it advises on, and its unrivalled network of 1,000 industry and financing specialists in over 40 countries provide clients with a comprehensive perspective to achieve their strategic goals.
Zeus Capital is an independent investment bank, providing expert advice to clients across a range of sectors and transactions on the public and private markets. As a result, the business has raised more than £6.1bn of debt and equity capital as sole or joint broker and/or book runner since 2013.
It focuses on providing clear and practical advice on IPOs, M&A, Debt Advisory, public to private, and secondary and private fundraising, across growing and established small to medium-sized companies. This is underpinned by its corporate finance, debt advisory, corporate broking, sales, trading and research functions.
In 2019 to date, Zeus has completed 29 transactions raising over £892m of debt and equity for corporate clients.
Design Portfolio is a team of more than 60 communication specialists. We are strategic advisers, creative thinkers and compelling storytellers. We are trusted partners to companies of all sizes and all stages of growth, helping them to tell their unique stories effectively to their stakeholders.
We advise on strategic direction, create engaging narratives and memorable brands, and ensure that each client’s story is told consistently through:
- Corporate reporting
- Investor presentations
- Video and animation
- Employee communications
the period under review is between 1 October 2020 and 30 September 2021
click on each award to view more information
tech deal of the year award
tech journalist of the year award
tech growth business of the year award
tech for good award
tech investor award
best use of tech in the digital economy award
tech innovation of the year award
tech businesswoman of the year award
tech CEO of the year award
tech company of the year award
nominations open w/c Monday 26 April 2021
The virtual Voting Panel sessions will take place on Thursday 23 September and Tuesday 28 September 2021. Credentials of the panel members will be announced on this page in due course.
Sponsorship opportunities sometimes become available including sponsorship of an individual award, sponsorship of the official drinks reception or sponsorship of the menu. Sponsorship opportunities are, by their very nature, limited. Costs and availability on request.
Hosting a table
Reservations will be available for tables of ten people. Numbers are strictly limited and reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis.
Advertising in the brochure is welcomed and enables your key messages to reach a highly targeted audience. The event brochure is available on the night and contains details of the names of all attendees, in alphabetical and table order. Thus it is widely used as a corporate finance reference guide for up to a year after the event.
Bespoke sponsorship opportunities
We offer a range of bespoke sponsorship packages, tailor made to suit your marketing objectives and budget. Further information on request.
We were unable to hold the UK tech awards in 2020 due to the global pandemic, COVID-19. Instead, we conducted a digital campaign which was hosted on our social media channels and deemed a huge success. All being well, and subject to Government Guidelines we hope to be able to meet in person this year at the UK tech awards on Wednesday 3 November 2021.
If you wish to be added to the waiting list for a forthcoming event or for any other information, please get in touch.
On the night
Wednesday 3 November 2021, subject to government guidelines
Park Plaza Hotel
London SE1 7UT
6.30 p.m. – Drinks reception
7.30 p.m. – Dinner
1.00 a.m. – Carriages
A charity collection will be taken up during the course of the evening and Gift Aid forms for UK taxpayers will be provided to all guests. For those who prefer, an online donation page will also be provided. Please note that we are currently unable to accept any donations by credit card on the night.
By public transport
Westminster or Lambeth North (seven-minute walk to venue)
Circle, District and Jubilee lines (Westminster only)
Bakerloo line (Lambeth North only)
Waterloo (seven-minute walk)
Park Plaza Westmister Bridge, 200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7UT
Sat nav: SE1 7UT
The venue is in a Congestion Charge zone.
There is limited car parking facilities on site at Park Plaza.
Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge: exclusive rates for bedrooms may be available for guests attending the event and further information will be available in due course.
w/c Monday 26 April 2021
Friday 18 June 2021
Friday 6 August 2021
submission form deadline
Thursday 23 & Tuesday 28 September 2021
voting panel meeting
Wednesday 29 September 2021
Wednesday 3 November 2021, subject to government guidelines
UK tech awards 2021 ceremony and winners’ announcement
2020 charity collection
We are delighted to announce that a total of £9,446 was raised at the UK tech awards 2019 which was shared equally between our two supported charities, bccs and YoungMinds.
bccs: bccs provides highly professional and well‑supported Social Workers and Counsellors to help children and young people who are in need.
bccs works in the East End of London and Essex with children, young people and their families and schools to help them overcome emotional difficulties, behavioural problems and their root causes. The prime focus of the work is to provide an early intervention service to enable them to address difficulties that may be impeding their educational, social and emotional development.
YoungMinds: YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They exist so that young people have the strongest possible voice in improving their mental health. YoungMinds strive to make sure everything, from Government policy to practice in schools and services, is driven by young people’s experiences and aspirations.
YoungMinds support parents to help their children through difficult times, they equip professionals to provide the best possible support to the young people that they work with, and empower young people to change their world.
recent images from the UK tech awards