Northern Tech Awards 2021

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

Northern Tech Awards

Once a year the Northern Tech Awards shine a light upon the leading technology businesses headquartered in the North of the UK.

Organised by GP Bullhound since 2014, the Awards provide a unique way of celebrating the innovative technologies and 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.

Ten companies are selected from the 'Fastest Growing Technology Companies' list, by a specialist judging panel made up of investors and industry experts, to present and compete for the special Judges’ Awards.

The Event

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 event is free, run as a not-for-profit financed by GP Bullhound and a small group of sponsors who are passionate about supporting entrepreneurship across the North.

The 2021 Northern Tech Awards are supported and sponsored by Barclays, ECI, Squire Patton Boggs, Mobica, OBI Property, Pareto Law, Page White & Farrer, Aquiline Partners, Berenberg, Bruntwood SciTech, Frazer John Recruitment, Inflexion, Intechnica and London Stock Exchange.

The Awards Ceremony

The winners get an opportunity to network with their peers as well as present to and meet with the Judges, some of whom have built and successfully sold their own technology firms.

Each year the Award Ceremony is held in a different city. Recent awards have been held in Manchester (2014 and 2019), Leeds (2015), Liverpool (2016), Newcastle (2017) and Edinburgh (2018). The 2021 Northern Tech Awards will be held in Leeds, as it continues to showcase tech innovation in northern cities.