about the 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!
At PwC, we’re committed to maximise business value and growth through technology innovation and digital transformation.
Bringing together our community of solvers in unexpected ways, we help clients solve their most important problems by combining human ingenuity with the right technology to build trust and deliver sustained outcomes.
It all adds up to The New Equation.
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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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 250 deals valued at more than $89bn 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.
BDB Pitmans is an award-winning top UK law firm with offices in London, Cambridge, Reading and Southampton. As a member of two international networks, Interact Law and Lexwork International, we are able to support clients across the globe, whatever the size or complexity of the transaction.
From FTSE 250 businesses, to companies listed on the Main Market, AIM and NASDAQ, to smaller software providers and technology start-ups, we are the advisor of choice for a diverse range of clients including a wealth of IT and technology companies. Offering the necessary skills and experience to deal with corporate and commercial matters such as IP, copyright and trademark issues as well as tech disputes, BDB Pitmans are here to support you at every stage of the business life cycle.
We have strong sector knowledge across a variety of areas, including health tech, Amazon Aggregators and digital infrastructure, acting for both private and public companies, nomads, sponsors, and brokers amongst others.
We are experienced at working with private equity houses, financial investors, lenders and investee companies in the UK and internationally and regularly act on buy-outs and fundraisings, making us well placed to manage transactions and advise on current market practice.
Visit our website today to find out how we could help you:
ECI is a leading growth-focused private equity firm, investing alongside ambitious management teams in deals valued up to £300m. With half a century of investment success in the tech sector, ECI have partnered with over 250 growth businesses, offering management teams hands-on support to unlock growth opportunities together from day one.
Recent investments have included: Avantia, a virtual insurer with a world-class decisioning platform; CIPHR, a specialist provider of SaaS HR, payroll, recruitment and learning software; CSL, market leaders in providing critical connectivity solutions in IoT with a heritage in Fire & Security and Telehealth; MiQ, a leading programmatic media partner for marketers and agencies; and Mobysoft, a predictive analytics software provider to the social housing sector.
Heidrick & Struggles is a premier provider of global leadership advisory and on-demand talent solutions, serving the senior-level talent and consulting needs of the world's top organizations. In our role as trusted leadership advisors, we partner with our clients to develop future-ready leaders and organizations, bringing together our services and offerings in executive search, diversity and inclusion, leadership assessment and development, organization and team acceleration, culture shaping and on-demand, independent talent solutions.
Heidrick & Struggles pioneered the profession of executive search more than 65 years ago. Today, the firm provides integrated talent and human capital solutions to help our clients change the world, one leadership team at a time.® www.heidrick.com
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.
Panmure Gordon provides independent advice, research, solutions and execution services to UK growth and mid-cap corporates and investment companies, underpinned by long-term client relationships.
We advise some of the world’s most ambitious and successful healthcare companies and are one of the most active advisers in the market. Our deep healthcare expertise has assisted clients to IPO, raise development capital and execute successful M&A transactions.
Our clients value our breadth of sector knowledge, track record and tailored, integrated service that is relationship led and outcome driven. Our dedicated healthcare team has extensive technical knowledge of the sector, which is leveraged to better serve our clients and guide investors.
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 1,200 industry and financing specialists in over 40 countries provide clients with a comprehensive perspective to achieve their strategic goals.
William Blair is the premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We provide advisory services, strategies, and solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. As an independent and employee-owned firm, together with our strategic partners, we operate in more than 20 offices worldwide.**Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.
Design Portfolio is a group of strategic advisors, creative thinkers and compelling storytellers. Based in London and Leeds, we work with companies big and small to craft engaging and impactful communications. We combine strategy with creativity to bring stories to life through:
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the period under review is between 1 October 2021 and 30 September 2022
nominations and submission forms have closed
shortlist announcement: 23 September 2022
or 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
The Voting Panel will meet to discuss this year's nominations on Thursday 22 September 2022.
Members of the full 2022 Voting Panel will be announced on this page in due course.
Click below to see judges from past events.
the 2019 voting panel
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.
For all enquiries relating to the UK tech awards, please do get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the night
Wednesday 2 November 2022
Park Plaza Hotel
London SE1 7UT
6.15 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. Further details to follow.
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 Westminster 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.
A charity collection was held at the UK tech awards 2021 in respect of two charities: bccs and YoungMinds. PwC and Ford Sinclair would like to thank all concerned for their generosity. The total amount raised which was split equally between these two charities was:
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 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.
images from UK tech awards 2021