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FAQs | eligibility | shortlist and winners | key dates

nominations have closed
deadline for submission forms: 29 July 2021

shortlist announcement: 29 September 2021

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There are no costs to enter the UK tech awards.

If you would like to make a nomination(s) for the forthcoming UK tech awards, please click on the ‘nominate here’ button and follow the online instructions. There is no limit to how many times you can nominate. We invite you to provide a reason for each nomination (300 words, max) to give the Voting Panel as much information as possible.

Once your nomination(s) have been submitted, the nominator should receive an email confirmation and the nominee(s) should also then receive an email outlining the next steps. If you do not receive email confirmation after submitting your nomination form, please check your Junk/Spam folder first before contacting jo.thomas@ford-sinclair.co.uk.

Submission form

For six of the categories – tech growth business of the year, tech for good, tech innovation of the year, tech businesswoman of the year, tech CEO of the year and tech company of the year – nominees will be sent an email containing a link to the submission form. Please fill out the form and return, as directed therein by Thursday 29 July 2021. If you require any assistance with the submission, please email Jo Thomas at jo.thomas@ford-sinclair.co.uk.

Details supplied in your submission, along with other publicly available information such as your company accounts, will be assessed as part of the judging process. The Voting Panel will discuss and debate nominations on Thursday 23 and Tuesday 28 September 2021 and the final shortlist will be announced on this website on Wednesday 29 September 2021.

If you do not receive an email confirming the nomination has been submitted, please check your Junk/Spam folder in the first instance, before contacting jo.thomas@ford-sinclair.co.uk.

If the nominee has not received an email containing the submission form link after the nomination has been submitted, please ask them to check their Junk/Spam folder in the first instance, before contacting jo.thomas@ford-sinclair.co.uk.

If you have any queries regarding the nominations process, or the submission forms, please contact please contact jo.thomas@ford-sinclair.co.uk.

The awards will be presented at the UK tech awards on Wednesday 3 November 2021.

For further information on sponsorship, purchasing a table at the event or any other queries regarding the dinner, please contact Jo Thomas on 07866 567713. 


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.

2021 shortlist and winners

The shortlist will be announced on Wednesday 29 September 2021. Winners will be announced at the UK tech awards 2021 on Wednesday 3 November 2021, subject to government guidelines.

2021 key dates

The period under review for these Awards is from 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021.

Wednesday 5 May 2021 – nominations open

Friday 18 June 2021 – nominations close  

Thursday 29 July 2021 – submission form deadline  

Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 September 2021 – voting panel meeting 

Wednesday 29 September 2021 – shortlist announced 

Wednesday 3 November 2021 – UK tech awards 2021 awards ceremony, subject to Government guidelines