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Northern Tech Awards 2020 now open for entries

Acknowledging the North of the UK’s biggest tech success stories.

21 November 2019 - GP Bullhound is delighted to announce entries have now opened for the Northern Tech Awards 2020 – acknowledging the North of the UK’s biggest tech success stories. The seventh annual Northern Tech Awards, hosted by GP Bullhound, will showcase and celebrate the North's fastest growing and most promising tech companies.

To read more about the awards and submit your entry, please follow this link. Deadline for entries is 21 February.

Shortlisted companies will be revealed on 10 March in the annual Northern Tech 100 League Table, featuring the top 100 Northern fast-growing tech companies ranked by their last three years’ revenue growth.

The Tech 100 will be honoured at an exclusive ceremony on 26 March 2020 in Leeds’ New Dock Hall – witnessed by entrepreneurs, CEOs and business leaders at the forefront of the region’s digital economy. Edie Lush, journalist and co-host of the Global GoalsCast podcast, will host the evening.

Early stage technology companies in the North will also be celebrated as part of the Northern Tech Awards, with judges selecting five companies from the Region’s Top 15 ‘Northern Stars’ worthy of special recognition.

Hugh Campbell, Managing Partner of GP Bullhound, said: “It is more important than ever that we shine a spotlight on the thriving tech ecosystem in the North of the UK.The continued emergence and rapid growth of companies from this region – which have contributed to the tech industry not only in the North, but on the national and international stages – is testament to its strength. The 2020 Northern Tech Awards will celebrate the vibrancy and tenacity of this digital landscape and embrace the significant potential of its future. We are very excited to see all the great businesses that will enter the race this year.”

To qualify for entry to the Tech 100, firms must have at least three years of revenue growth with a minimum level of revenue of £500k in 2017. 

Northern Star entries are invited for companies with revenues below this threshold.

The 2020 judging panel will include industry experts from the tech community, including David Moss, CTO and co-founder of Blue Prism, Paul Gouge, Founder of Playdemic and Richard Flint, former CEO of Sky Bet. Details of further judges will be revealed soon.

Previous winners at the Northern Tech Awards include Skyscanner, Nexus, Missguided, The Hut Group, Music Magpie, LADbible, Twinkle Educational Publishing and Evolution Funding.

The Awards are sponsored by Barclays, ECI, Squire Patton Boggs, Mobica, OBI, Pareto Law, Aquiline, Berenberg, Frazer John Recruitment,  Inflexion and the London Stock Exchange.

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About GP Bullhound
GP Bullhound is a leading technology advisory and investment firm, providing transaction advice and capital to the world’s 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. For more information, please visit, or follow on Twitter @GPBullhound.

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