UK tech awards 2013 - shortlist announced
Published at 12:00 PM on 21 October 2013
An opportunity to celebrate the breadth and depth of the blossoming UK tech market
The shortlist for the UK tech awards, sponsored by PwC, demonstrates that the UK tech sector continues to thrive due to home grown innovation and talent. The growth prospects for the UK tech sector remain positive, as companies focus on innovation, meeting changing consumer needs and expansion into new markets.
Jass Sarai, UK technology leader at PwC, said:
“In our continuing support of the UK tech sector, we have updated the techMARK awards to reflect the UK technology industry as it is today, by creating the UK Tech Awards.
“The UK tech awards now reflect the contribution all companies make to the industry and includes not only publicly quoted techMARK companies, but also AIM tech companies and fast growing and innovative privately owned tech companies which we are pleased to welcome this year.
“The awards celebrate the success; reward the achievements and raise the profile of the UK tech community. This year we also acknowledge the role technology plays in creating competitive advantage in other sectors such as retail, property and travel through our newly created Digital Economy Award.”
The winners of the UK tech awards will be announced at a gala ceremony to be held at The Royal Lancaster Hotel, London on Wednesday 20 November 2013.
The short list nominees are as follows:
Tech innovation of the year award
Sponsored by Barclays
AVEVA Group plc
Fidessa Group plc
Intelligent Energy Holdings plc
Microsaic Systems plc
Wolfson Microelectronics plc
Tech journalist of the year award
Sponsored by Luther Pendragon
Charles Arthur – The Guardian
Tim Bradshaw – FT
Nic Fildes – The Times
Steven Frazer - Shares Magazine
Fiona Graham – BBC News
Henry Mance – FT
Private equity deal of the year
Sponsored by megabuyte
Amor Group Ltd
Avelo FS Holdings Ltd
Civica Group Ltd
CliniSys Group Ltd
Host Europe Group Ltd
Thomsons Online Benefits Ltd
Best use of tech in the digital economy
Burberry Group plc
Ocado Group plc
Optimal Payments plc
Emerging star of the year award
Sponsored by Arma Partners
Control Circle Ltd
Farfetch UK Ltd
Ninian Solutions Ltd (Huddle)
Rosslyn Analytics Ltd
Tech achievement of the year award
Sponsored by Canaccord Genuity
Nanoco Group plc
Shazam Entertainment Ltd
Tech growth business of the year award
Sponsored by ECI Partners
The Foundry Visionmongers Ltd
Thomsons Online Benefits Ltd
Tech personality of the year award
Sponsored by finnCap
Vin Murria/Advanced Computer Software Group plc
Charles Nasser/Claranet Ltd
David Braben/Frontier Developments plc
Richard Law/GB Group plc
Michael Acton Smith/Mind Candy Ltd
David Richards/WANdisco plc
Tech company of the year award
Sponsored by Jefferies
ARM Holdings plc
AVEVA Group plc
Notes to editors
The period under review for the awards is, 1 October 2012 to 30 September 2013
Companies and advisors can find out more about the awards and short-list at www.uktech-awards.co.uk and should follow @UKtech_awards #UKtech13 on twitter to find out more about the event.
For further information about the awards and tickets please contact Jo Thomas at Ford Sinclair – email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Julia Peachey - email@example.com
Or tel 01277 350557.
About the Awards
The UK tech awards will celebrate the success, reward the achievement and raise the profile of the UK tech community. It is the absolute “must attend” networking event for anybody within the tech sector.
The event has evolved, by popular request, from the very successful techMARK Awards, sponsored by PwC, which concerned only quoted tech companies and which had been held for 13 consecutive years since the launch in 2000.
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