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About The Awards

The Northern Tech Awards have been running since 2011 and are part of the events portfolio of GP Bullhound, the leading international technology investment bank.

Once a year the Northern Tech Awards shines a light upon the leading technology businesses headquartered in the North of England and Scotland. GP Bullhound will find, recognise and celebrate the region’s biggest tech success stories by compiling the Northern Tech Awards 100 League Table, which ranks the fastest growing Technology Companies in the North of England and Scotland.

The Awards provide a unique way of celebrating the innovative technologies and businesses developed in the region and recognise those who have contributed to their success.

 

The judges will also select an overall winner from the Region’s Top 10 ‘Northern Stars’ – to recognise the very best early stage technology companies in the North with revenue of less than £500k in 2016.

 

Each year the Award Ceremony is held in a different town at a specially chosen venue, with audio-visual effects designed to create a great tech atmosphere and to stir the entrepreneurial spirits of the audience. Recent awards have been held in:

 

  • 2014: Manchester, a leading hub in the internet sector and home to a large number of successful technology companies.
  • 2015: Leeds, home to the University of Leeds Digital Technologies Hub and the Leeds Innovation Centre.
  • 2016: Liverpool, a city recognised as one of the UK’s leading business destinations, where blue-chips, start-ups, entrepreneurs and emerging talent are attracted by investment opportunities.
  • 2017: Newcastle Upon Tyne, which has one of the strongest tech communities in the UK.
  • 2018: Edinburgh, one of Europe’s tech hotspots and home to Skyscanner and FanDuel

 

The 2019 Northern Tech Awards will be held in Manchester, back where it all started.

The event is invitation-only, attended by CEOs, entrepreneurs and business leaders in the Digital Economy and provides a fantastic networking opportunity for like-minded entrepreneurs to make contact and exchange ideas. The event is free, run as a not-for-profit financed by GP Bullhound and a small group of sponsors who want to support entrepreneurship across the North.

 

The Top 100 Fastest Growing Technology Companies are ranked in the Northern Tech Awards 100 League Table by revenue growth over the last three years. The top 100 are invited to the Northern Tech Awards ceremony to receive an award.

 

From the Fastest Growing Technology Companies, the Judges select eight companies worthy of special Judges’ Awards. The Judges will also select a winner from the Region’s early stage companies ‘Northern Stars’.

 

The winners get an opportunity to network with their peers as well as present to and meet with the Judges, some of whom have built and successfully sold their own technology firms. They are listed on the Judges 2019 page, with links to their biogs.

 

The Northern Tech Awards are supported and sponsored this year by Aquiline Partners, Barclays Bank, ECI Partners, Mobica, Pareto Law, OBI Property, Squire Patton Boggs, Berenberg, Frazer John Recruitment, Inflexion, London Stock Exchange.

AWARD CATEGORIES

Fastest Growing Company of the Year (with revenues under £10m)

Fastest Growing Larger Company of the Year (with revenues over £10m)

Judges’ Innovation Award

Judges’ Award for International Success

Judges’ Leadership Award

Judges’ Tech4Good Award

Judges’ Young Entrepreneur Award

Judges’ Entrepreneur Award

Overall Judges’ Award

Northern Star Award

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About GP Bullhound

GP Bullhound is a leading technology advisory and investment firm, providing transaction advice and capital to the best entrepreneurs and founders. Founded in 1999, the firm today has offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin, Manchester, Paris, Hong Kong, Madrid and New York.

 

Our passion for technology, our financial acumen and our understanding of the entrepreneur’s journey differentiate our advice from other investment banks.

 

We help exceptional people build exceptional businesses to create more billion-dollar technology companies worldwide.

THE NORTHERN TECH AWARDS ARE ABOUT FAR MORE THAN JUST PICKING UP A PRESTIGIOUS TROPHY

The Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies, award winners and Northern Stars will have the opportunity to network with their peers, Judges and VIP guests and also receive regional exposure through a co-ordinated PR campaign before and after the event.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE NORTHERN TECH AWARDS HIGHLIGHTS OF 2018

We were blown away by the talent and ground-breaking innovation of the companies who entered this year’s event and received fantastic feedback and press coverage.
2018 AWARDS

2018 AWARDS

Northern Tech Awards 2018 Highlights

2017 AWARDS

2017 AWARDS

Northern Tech Awards 2017 Highlights

2016 AWARDS

2016 AWARDS

Northern Tech Awards 2016 Highlights