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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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the period under review is between 1 October 2020 and 30 September 2021

see the nominations overview

or click on each award to view more information

tech deal of the year award

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tech journalist of the year award

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tech growth business of the year award

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tech for good award

tech investor award

best use of tech in the digital economy award

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tech innovation of the year award

tech businesswoman of the year award

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tech CEO of the year award

tech company of the year award

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nominations are now closed

nominations overview    key dates    previous winners

Voting panel

Two 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.

Click below to see judges from past events. 

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the 2019 voting panel

The event


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. 

Jo Thomas
Managing Director
Ford Sinclair


For all enquiries relating to the UK tech awards, please do get in touch with jo.thomas@ford-sinclair.co.uk.

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Key details

On the night


Wednesday 3 November 2021, subject to government guidelines


Park Plaza Hotel
Westminster Bridge
London SE1 7UT

Start time

6.30 p.m. – Drinks reception 
7.30 p.m. – Dinner
1.00 a.m. – Carriages 

Dress code

Black tie

Charity collection

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.

supported charities

Getting there

By public transport

Tube stations:
Westminster or Lambeth North (seven-minute walk to venue)
Circle, District and Jubilee lines (Westminster only)
Bakerloo line (Lambeth North only) 

Rail station:
Waterloo (seven-minute walk) 

By road

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.

24-hour public parking is available at:
Britannia car park, SE1 7EL
Waterloo car park, SE1 7NN


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.


Key dates

Wednesday 5 May 2021

nominations open

Friday 18 June 2021

nominations close

Thursday 29 July 2021

submission form deadline

Thursday 23 & Tuesday 28 September 2021

voting panel meeting

Wednesday 29 September 2021

shortlist announcement

Wednesday 3 November 2021, subject to government guidelines

UK tech awards 2021 ceremony and winners’ announcement

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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.