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Cyber Security Solution Provider of the Year

Keeping everyone safe. From giant multinationals to home users, modern communications would cease to exist without the security that these tech companies provide. This award will celebrate vendors, distributors and resellers of Cyber Security.

Qualifying period: Jan 1, 2020 - December 31 2021


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Digital Transformation of the Year

This is the award for the best uses of the technology which we are celebrating in all of the other categories. If you believe that you have implemented some technology in a novel way, or seen big improvements in outputs or processes because of the technology, or even were able to completely transform the way your company does business, then enter here. This award recognises the innovative IT and Data departments of any company that has transformed its ways of working.

Qualifying period: Jan 1, 2020 - December 31 2021


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Emerging Tech Company

Is your business at the cutting edge of Technology? If you specialise in AI/Machine Learning, Blockchain, Smart IOT, Edge computing, Robotics, Quantum, Virtual and Augmented Reality, then this is where we celebrate your contribution to the region's tech market. Nominations in this category are for those that are pushing the boundaries and succeeding.

Qualifying period: Jan 1, 2020 - December 31 2021


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High Growth Tech Business

Technology is the biggest growth sector in the UK in recent times. This award celebrates the company that has shown growth through implementing change, innovative product, or services development and rewarding those companies that have turned potential into reality over the qualifying period.

Qualifying period: Jan 1, 2020 - December 31 2021


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Innovative Tech Company

Innovation is the watchword in Technology. It is what keeps the sector moving forward. This award recognises and celebrates the companies that developed or produced an outstanding tech innovation (or series of innovations) over the qualifying period. Judges will take into account the success of the innovation (either product, system or service) and its impact on consumers, clients, or the general business environment. The innovation will most likely have come to market, but judges will also accept nominations from companies in an R&D phase.

Qualifying period: Jan 1, 2020 - December 31 2021


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Marine/Port Tech Company

The South Coast plays host to some of the UK’s fastest growing and most important maritime economies. This award will be given to the company that has developed a product or service for this fast growing sector – either on land, or in the water.

Qualifying period: Jan 1, 2020 - December 31 2021


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Science and Tech Company of the Year

The South Coast is one of the most vibrant regions for Science and Technology business in the UK. It plays host to some of the most exciting companies from software to space tech. Nominees for this award will be those that have a background in science and technology and can demonstrate success over the qualifying period.

Qualifying period: Jan 1, 2020 - December 31 2021


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Sustainable Tech Company

ESG is no longer just a label, it is a vital business consideration. Today it is necessary that the climate and sustainability is factored into business models, into technology, into working practices and even the workspaces that we use. Technology plays a huge part in this.

This award is for companies that have developed (or are developing) products or services that support the ESG ambitions and objectives of their industries, consumers, or clients. Entrants should have developed the technology in-house and own the IP. Successful nominees will be able to demonstrate how this is contributing to the growing push for sustainable practices and business, while reducing the impact of business on the environment.

Qualifying period: Jan 1, 2020 - December 31 2021


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Tech Employer of the Year

Are you an employer in the technology sector? Are you proud of the company that you run? Can you point to why you are the best tech employer over the last year? If so, we’d love you to enter this award. This award is open to companies that have shown that they go above and beyond for their employees. Testimonials from employees and evidence of a workplace culture that attracts and retains staff are welcome.

Qualifying period: Jan 1, 2020 - December 31 2021


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Tech Leadership Team

IT and Tech teams are the heartbeat of business in the digital age. Has your team implemented new technologies, strategies, or been able to transform ways of working to make a significant difference to your company's performance? This award celebrates the teams that devise, deliver and manage the projects that make the difference.

Qualifying period: Jan 1, 2020 - December 31 2021


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Tech SME of the Year

While startups get a lot of the attention in the tech world, established SME’s are the backbone of the industry and are vital to the health of UK PLC. So, this is where we celebrate those companies that contribute to 60%* of the labour market. If your company employs less than 250 people, has been trading for a minimum of 2 years and is showing great results over the qualifying period, tell us why you deserve to be shortlisted here.

Judges are looking, in particular, for SMEs that are forging new paths and, through new concepts and/or products, are standing out from the crowd.

*https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/business-population-estimates-2019/business-population-estimates-for-the-uk-and-regions-2019-statistical-release-html

Qualifying period: Jan 1, 2020 - December 31 2021


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Tech Startup of the Year

Startups have been the talking point in the tech market over the past decade. They continue to attract attention for developing the latest technologies as well as creating jobs and wealth. If your company is under 3 years old, or is Series A or pre Series A funded, and is making waves, then this is the award for you. We will be celebrating the best of the new wave of startups in the South Coast Region.

Qualifying period: Jan 1, 2020 - December 31 2021


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