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the period under review is between 1 October 2019 and 30 September 2020

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.


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 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. 
Nominees in this category will be asked to complete a submission form after nomination.
The form requests key financial information and some KPIs. 


tech for good award 

(For past winners of this award, see Archive)
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.  
Nominees in this category will be asked to complete a submission form after nomination. 
The form requests key financial information and some KPIs. 
 


tech investor award 

(This is a new award for 2020) 
This award recognises an individual or an organisation that truly understands tech and has demonstrated an ability to identify new and existing commercial opportunities across the sector. Their commitment and passion for the industry will be underlined by the investment decisions they have made, which will have led to strong commercial and profitable outcomes. They will understand value creation and possess a long term vision to help businesses grow, and will be able to demonstrate proven results, analytical skills, specialisation and deep understanding of the tech sector. This award is open to every individual or organisation that invests in the sector, be they angel investors, fund management groups, Private Equity, IP commercialisation organisations etc.


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. It 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 innovation of the year award

(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. 
Nominees in this category will be asked to complete a submission form after nomination. 
The form requests key financial information and some KPIs.  


tech businesswoman of the year award 
sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank

(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. 
Nominees in this category will be asked to complete a submission form after nomination. 
The form requests key financial information and some KPIs. 
 


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. 
Nominees in this category will be asked to complete a submission form after nomination. 
The form requests key financial information and some KPIs. 


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. 
Nominees in this category will be asked to complete a submission form after nomination. 
The form requests key financial information and some KPIs. 

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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