The brightest minds in British technology gathered for the annual UK Tech Awards last week.
The awards celebrate the personalities, fastest growing companies and most innovative ideas from across the country. A firm fixture in the annual Technology events calendar, this year’s event was hosted by the BBC’s Louise Minchin.
Newton-Le-Willows based Robotic Software firm, Blue Prism picked up the Tech Innovation of the Year award.
The UK tech awards are now in their 17th consecutive year, sponsored by PwC in association with Silicon Valley Bank and produced by Ford Sinclair Ltd. They reflect the contribution of both public and private fast-growing and innovative home-grown tech companies.
— Blue Prism (@blue_prism) November 6, 2017
Jass Sarai, UK technology industry leader at PwC, said: “The voting panel was really impressed by the sheer number of high quality nominations this year. The UK’s tech sector is thriving with many companies demonstrating their ability to grow, innovate and disrupt. The deal environment has been extremely busy with a number of new equity rises, IPOs and acquisitions. The UK remains attractive to tech entrepreneurs and to new sources of capital. ”
Phil Cox, head of EMEA at Silicon Valley Bank’s UK branch, said: “The UK tech awards are such a highlight of the awards season, with an impressive history of celebrating the achievements of UK technology and innovation businesses. Silicon Valley Bank is delighted to support the awards again this year and we’re pleased to see so many great businesses nominated, from rising stars all the way to publicly listed success stories.”
Other highlights included James Dyson winning UK Tech CEO of the year and Revolut founders Nikolay Storonsky & Vlad Yatsenko picking up the newly created John Hughes memorial award for Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year.
Newton-Le-Willows based robotic software firm Blue Prism the coveted tech innovation award at an awards dinner held at the Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster on Thursday 2 November 2017.
Picture shows, left to right: Jass Sarai, Partner, Technology Leader, PwC; Sean Duffy, MD, TMT, Barclays; Alastair Bathgate, CEO, Blue Prism Group plc (winner); and Louise Minchin (awards presenter).