UK tech awards 2013 - winners announced
Published at 10:37 AM on 21 November 2013
Celebrating the breadth and depth of the blossoming UK tech market
The winners of the UK tech awards, sponsored by PwC, were announced last night at a gala ceremony held at The Lancaster London.
The UK tech awards reflect the contribution all companies make to the industry and include publicly quoted techMARK companies, AIM tech companies and fast-growing and innovative privately owned tech companies.
The awards celebrate the success, reward the achievements and raise the profile of the UK tech community. UK’s technology businesses deserve to be recognised as a positive force for the economy.
Jass Sarai, UK technology leader at PwC, said:
"At PwC, through sponsoring these awards, we help thriving technology companies showcase the real energy, innovation and talent which resides in the UK. I would like to congratulate all those that were short-listed for the UK tech awards and especially those who went on to win an award at yesterday’s gala dinner and awards ceremony.
“All the winners listed demonstrate the breadth of the UK tech landscape, where we have AIM and private companies on the winners list, whilst our largest FTSE100 stalwart still remains a global industry leader. It is interesting to note that all of this year’s winners are from key technology hubs around the UK – London, Cambridge, Thames Valley and Scotland.
“Developing an innovative product or service is not enough to secure and maintain a leadership position in today’s market. Technology companies need to think beyond technology enhancement and focus on breakthrough innovations which will truly disrupt and shift the playing field in their favour. Companies must have an innovation strategy, which separates them from the competition and makes them stand out from the crowd.”
The winners are as follows:
Tech fund manager of the year award – sponsored by PwC
Biotech Growth Trust plc
Tech innovation of the year award – sponsored by Barclays
AVEVA Group plc
Tech journalist of the year award – sponsored by Luther Pendragon
Steven Frazer – Shares Magazine
Private equity deal of the year award – sponsored by Megabuyte
Amor Group Ltd
Best use of tech in the digital economy award – sponsored by Design Portfolio
Emerging star of the year award – sponsored by Arma Partners
Ninian Solutions Ltd (Huddle)
Tech achievement of the year award – sponsored by Canaccord Genuity
Tech growth business of the year award – sponsored by ECI Partners
Tech personality of the year award – sponsored by finnCap
Vin Murria/Advanced Computer Software Group plc and David Braben/Frontier Developments plc
Tech company of the year award – sponsored by Jefferies
ARM Holdings plc
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