UK tech awards
UK tech awards

nominations FAQs

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Is there a fee to enter the awards?

There are no costs to enter the UK tech awards.

What does the nomination process involve?

If you would like to make a nomination(s) for the forthcoming UK tech awards, please click on the ‘nominate here’ button above. You can then make up to two nominations in each award category by following the online instructions. There is the opportunity to provide a brief reason with each nomination (60 words max).  

If you need to make more than two nominations in any one award category, you will need to submit your first two entries before beginning a new form. There is no limit to how many times you can nominate; however, you will need to re‑enter your personal details each time you start the form afresh.  

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 confirmations within 24 hours of submitting your nomination form, please contact jo.thomas@ford-sinclair.co.uk.

Submission form
For five of the categories – tech innovation of the year, tech businesswoman of the year, tech growth business 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 Friday 17 August 2018. 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 meet on Wednesday 26 September 2018 and the final shortlist will be announced on this website on Thursday 27 September 2018. 

Is it possible to see a sample of the submission form? Or an example of the questions?

icon_pdf.gif Sample form: tech innovation of the year award 2018 

icon_pdf.gif Sample form: tech businesswoman of the year award 2018 

icon_pdf.gif Sample form: tech growth business of the year award 2018 

icon_pdf.gif Sample form: tech CEO of the year award 2018 

icon_pdf.gif Sample form: tech company of the year award 2018 

What do I do if I do not wish to pursue my nomination?

You can decline your nomination by emailing jo.thomas@ford-sinclair.co.uk.

Who can I contact if I have not received confirmation of my nominations within 24 hours of submitting the online form?

Who should I contact if I have not received an email containing a submission form for the five relevant categories?

If the nominee has not received an email containing the submission form within 24 hours of the nomination being submitted, please contact jo.thomas@ford-sinclair.co.uk.

If I require further information on the nominations process, who should I contact?

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

When are the winners due to be announced?

The awards will be presented at a gala dinner on Thursday 1 November 2018
at The Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge, London, SE1 7UT.

Who can I contact with regards to the UK tech awards dinner?

For further information on sponsorship, purchasing a table at the event or any other queries regarding the dinner, please contact Jo Thomas on 01277 350557. 

Eligibility

uk: Companies should either be headquartered in the UK or Ireland, or have substantial management, control and ownership based in the UK or Ireland 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 and/or cleantech.

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