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Winners of 2024 Northern Tech Awards announced.

GP Bullhound has announced the winners of the 2024 Northern Tech Awards, held last night at Manchester Cathedral. 
The Top 100 Northern Tech Awards league table revealed the ranking of the fastest-growing and most successful tech companies in the region, and the Northern Stars awards showcased earlier-stage companies considered to have the most potential to be tech successes in the coming years.

The eleventh edition of the Northern Tech Awards ceremony, hosted by presenter Georgie Barrat, with a keynote delivered by Adam Hildreth, CEO and Founder of Crisp, brought together 250 CEOs, entrepreneurs and business leaders from across the digital economy, celebrating innovation and excellence in the North of England and Scotland. 

This year’s league table demonstrates the spirit of innovation, resilience, and growth that defines the Northern tech ecosystem. We congratulate all the winners and thank everyone who entered the Awards, contributing to its great success.

The full list of the 2024 Northern Tech Awards winners:

Fastest Growing Company of the Year: xDesign
Fastest Growing Larger Company of the Year: Opencast
Judges’ Innovation Award: Cassie
Judges’ Award for Global Ambition: ProofID
Judges’ Leadership Award: IDHL
Judges’ Tech4Good Award: Easyfundraising
Judges’ Entrepreneur Award: Robiquity
Judges’ for Cultural Excellence: Answer Digital
Overall Judges’ Award: Bumper

Northern Star Innovation Award: Inicio AI
Northern Star Entrepreneur Award: Housr
Northern Star Award Commercial Success: AeroCloud
Northern Star Overall Judges’ Award: Versori

Javed Huq, Managing Director of GP Bullhound said: “Congratulations to all the winners of the 2024 Northern Tech Awards. Their success is a testament to the remarkable determination and entrepreneurship, which have enabled their businesses to thrive in a challenging market landscape. We are immensely proud of the dedication and innovation within the Northern tech ecosystem and believe it is important to celebrate these achievements at tonight’s awards. We are honoured to champion these leading tech businesses, and look forward to their continued growth and contribution to the UK economy.”

We would like to express our gratitude to our esteemed panel of judges, who have dedicated their time to debating the shortlists and selecting the winners, and to our sponsors – HSBC Innovation Banking, Apprentify, Cazenove Capital, LDC, Squire Patton Boggs, Bruntwood SciTech, Inflexion, London Stock Exchange and YFM Equity Partners for their continued support in making the event a success.

The Northern Tech Awards are proud to support Ada, the National College of Digital Skills in their mission is to educate and empower the next generation of diverse digital talent.

Since 2014, the annual Northern Tech Awards shine a light upon the leading technology businesses headquartered in the North of England and Scotland. Organised by GP Bullhound, the Awards showcase leading tech businesses in the North, fueling growth in its already-powerful tech economy. Committed to nurturing the tech ecosystem in Northern UK, GP Bullhound has advised on over 20 deals with a combined deal value of more than £1bn and has strategically directed over £50 million into companies such as ConnexOne, Zuto, RealityMine, and Partnerize.

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About GP Bullhound
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