First of all, thank you to everyone that came and made our BETA awards fantastic, a big SHOUTOUT to our sponsors, without whom none of this would be possible.  Hosted by Raaj Shamji and co-hosted by me (Molly Thompson), the night was a blast so thank you to all that came.


The Awards were proof of the ever-growing, collaborative community in Greater Birmingham, boasting a complete sell-out event, attended by nominees for the awards, all of our sponsors, the brilliant Birmingham Tech community and of course our special guest Andy Street.


Below, we have listed our amazing award winners, who thoroughly deserved their trophies and recognition of achievements.




Graduate Developer of the Year: Clare Streets, School of Code

Award Sponsored by: School of Code, Presented by Chris Meah




Developer of the Year: Hannah Quinton, GuyKat Solutions

Award Sponsored by:  Hays, Presented by Andrew Douthwaite


Mark Jones (unfortunately Mark,
couldn’t be in attendance for the evening).


Best Angel or Seed Investor of the Year: Mark Jones

Award Sponsored by: Gowling (WLG) LLP, Patrick Arben.


Most Influential Female of the Year: Naomi Watts, e4f

Award Sponsored by: Wealth Wizards Presented by, Peet Denny




Most Influential Male of the Year: Dave Maclean, Packt Publishing

Award Sponsored by: Black Cat, Presented by Simon Godden



Best Tech Startup of the Year:

Award Sponsored by: Lombard Risk, Presented by Adam Wright



Best Small Tech Company of the Year: Vanti

Award Sponsored by: Moore Stephens, Ross Northall




Best Large Tech Company of the Year: Click Travel

Award Sponsored by: Hiscox, Presented by Richard Kelly


Outstanding Individual of the Year, this award goes to the person the Silicon Canal board considers to have added the most value to the ecosystem over the last 12-months, this person has been chosen by our very own team and has been recognised for all of the talent that really showcases what Birmingham is about and what we would like to see going forwards within the Tech community in Birmingham.

Dixon Jones, from Majestic

Presented by, Andrew Ward Birmingham Director of Talent International.


So again, well done to all our winners!!!

And a massive thank you to our sponsors! These include: Talent Unleashed, Lombard Risk, Hays Digital Technology, Gowling (WLG) LLP, Hiscox, Business Birmingham, Falanx Cyber Defence, Wealth Wizards, Moore Stephens and Black Cat.

Molly Thompson

Molly Thompson

Hi, I’m the Community Engagement Officer for Silicon Canal (CIC), where I am connecting, supporting and promoting individuals and companies in the tech community, from startups and freelancers to SME’s and multinationals, with the aim of making the West Midlands the very best region for people living and working in technology.

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