Northern Tech Awards 2023

Celebrating Technology throughout the North of the UK

Celebrating Technology throughout the North of the UK

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 provide a unique way of celebrating the innovative technologies and businesses.

The event is 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 Northern Tech Awards is run as a not-for-profit event financed by GP Bullhound and a small group of sponsors who want to support entrepreneurship across the North.

This year's award ceremony will be held on 20 April 2023 in Edinburgh, UK.

For general enquiries about the event, contact Valentina Annese on +44 773 268 2548 or send an email to [email protected]. For sponsorship and entries enquiries contact Bev Boettcher on +44 7432 288 493 or send an email to [email protected]

Northern Tech Awards 2023 Host

We are delighted to announce Vanessa Collingridge as this year's Northern Tech Awards host.

Dr Vanessa Collingridge is a prize-winning broadcaster, writer and impact coach, specialising in science, environment and technology. With over 30 years’ experience for the BBC, ITV, Discovery and a host global broadcasters, she now helps business leaders craft and share their ‘stories’ with customers and investors.

Northern Tech Awards 2023 Keynote

We are excited to be joined by Calum Smeaton as our Keynote speaker for this year's Northern Tech Awards.

For the past two decades, Calum has dedicated his professional life to starting and growing innovative software and e-commerce startups. After being entrenched in the world of data analytics for years and seeing first-hand how data can transform an industry, Calum founded TVSquared in 2012 to bring state-of-the-art analytical capabilities to TV advertising.

The company was acquired by Innovid in February 2022 for $160m. Calum is recognised for building outstanding global teams; in fact, many of his employees have been with him for more than 10 years. He thrives on taking a company from idea to exit and is regularly tapped by journalists, analysts and event organisers to discuss his unique management strategies and his fervent belief that data-driven decisions need to be at the cornerstone of every business. 

Before TVSquared, Calum was the CEO of Sumerian, a provider of big data analytics for retail and investment banks. He was also the co-founder and CTO of Orbital Software, which was listed on the London Stock Exchange and merged with Sopheon PLC in 2001. 

Outside of work, Calum is an avid outdoorsman, who can frequently be found all over the world kite-surfing, snowboarding and sailing.

Northern Tech Awards 2022 Gallery

A huge Thank you to our guests, speakers, judges and sponsors for joining us for 9th annual Northern Tech Awards!

It was fantastic to see all of you face-to-face to celebrate all that is good in the Northern tech ecosystem.

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