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Calling the best of Northern Tech

Entries open for the North’s fastest growing digital businesses

Manchester, 15 January 2016 – GP Bullhound, the technology investment bank, has called on the North’s best tech companies to come forward for the Northern Tech Awards in March 2016.

The ceremony is taking place on 23 March in Liverpool to celebrate the innovative technologies and businesses developed in the North and recognise those who have contributed to their success. The North’s premier technology awards ceremony will recognise the Top 50 Fastest Growing Technology companies in the region and aims to identify the next British tech unicorns.

This year’s judging panel has also been announced, including David Rowan, Editor of Wired; Sir Terry Leahy, private investor and former CEO of Tesco; Sherry Coutu, serial entrepreneur and Chair of the Scale-Up Institute; Mark Sebba, former CEO Net-a-Porter; David Rasche, Founder and Senior Non-Executive Director of SSP; Richard Flint, CEO of Sky Bet.

Hugh Campbell, Managing Partner of GP Bullhound, commented: “2015 has been recognised as the ‘Year of the Unicorn’ in technology, and the Northern Tech Awards aims to identify this region’s future billion-dollar tech companies. We already have 11 billion dollar tech companies in the region and this is an opportunity to showcase the best of the rest. The event provides an unrivalled platform for digital entrepreneurs to make inspirational local connections.”

The ceremony celebrates tech firms that have had at least three years of revenue growth with a minimum level of revenue of £1m in 2013.

The Northern Tech Awards 2016 is presented by GP Bullhound as a not-for-profit event with the support and sponsorship of Barclays Bank, Squire Patton Boggs, Shop Direct Group, William Currie Group, Berenberg, Business Growth Fund, Enterprise Ventures, Frazer John Recruitment, Inflexion Private Equity, Liverpool Vision, London Stock Exchange, Tech North and Scottish Equity Partners.

Businesses can enter here before 19 February 2016.

Enquiries
For enquiries, please contact Hugh Campbell at hugh.campbell@gpbullhound.com, or Bev Boettcher at bev.boettcher@gpbullhound.com

About GP Bullhound
As dealmakers in technology, GP Bullhound provides independent strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions and private placements to entrepreneurs, companies and investors. By combining a true passion for innovation with great access to global buyers and capital across Europe, US and Asia, GP Bullhound has completed transactions with many category leaders including Avito, Delivery Hero, Fjord, King.com, Pingdom, Pozitron and Spotify. The firm was founded in London in 1999 and today also has offices in San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin and Manchester. For more information, please visit www.gpbullhound.com or follow on Twitter @GPBullhound