Northern Tech Awards 2021

Celebrating the biggest tech success stories across the North of England and Scotland

Celebrating Technology in the North of the UK

Once a year the Northern Tech Awards shine a light upon the technology ecosystem in the North of the UK, celebrating innovative technologies and leading businesses developed in the region and recognise those who have contributed to their success.

Compiled by GP Bullhound, the Northern Tech Awards 100 League Table ranks the fastest growing Technology Companies in the North of England and Scotland. The Top 100 and the Top 15 Northern Stars (early-stage companies to watch) are invited to the Northern Tech Awards ceremony to receive an award.

The event is invitation-only, 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 9 November 2021 in Leeds, UK.

For any enquiries, contact Bev Boettcher on +44 7432 288 493 or send an email to

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This year's charity

Northern Tech Awards supports Ada, the National College of Digital Skills in its mission is to educate and empower the next generation of diverse digital talent.

The digital industry is experiencing epic growth but there is a talent shortage. Over 130,000 tech jobs are available each year in the UK but students are leaving education without sufficient knowledge and experience to get the job.

We are excited to have recently launched our first hub in the North of England, based in Manchester, where we are delivering a two-year Higher Apprenticeship Foundation Degree in Digital Innovation and our three-year Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Apprenticeship, as well as powerful short courses that open doors to careers in tech.

We are inviting employers to work with us as we grow our hub in the North, providing life-changing opportunities against an economic backdrop that is hitting young people the hardest, while expanding your pipeline of talented and diverse junior colleagues to meet your skills needs.

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