The Silicon Canal Tech Awards were established four years ago to highlight and promote the amazing talent our tech community has; celebrating individuals and startups through to larger more established companies.

The night itself will be a relaxed and celebratory evening where friends and colleagues come together, new contacts are made along with an opportunity to see and hear from the great people doing great things in our community.




6.00pm – Arrival Drinks and Networking

7.00pm – Event Starts

8.20pm – Awards end/food

9.00pm – Oompah band/after party

*(Timings subject to change)

The 2019 Tech Award Categories have been amended this year but have still been put in place to represent the entire ecosystem, from tech giants to individuals.


The Award categories are as follows: nominate here


Rising Star:

Recognising and celebrating emerging tech talent, this is an award for a go-getter within an organisation. The rising star award is not about young vs old; it is about celebrating and empowering those at the beginning of their career in the sector.


Developer of the Year:

This award is to recognise any web developers who build quality code with innovative and technical skills individually or in a business.


Inspiring Individual of the Year:

We are on the lookout for successful, inspirational and/or role models who are making a real difference in the technology sector. 


Best Tech Startup of the Year:

Are you a young, early-stage and innovative startup with a bold and unique technology or idea that is experiencing outstanding results and continual growth? Do you need the recognition to help take your business to the next level? If so, then we’d like to hear from you!


Small Tech Business of the Year (Revenue < £10m):

Are you a small technology innovator whose annual revenue is less than £10 million? Do you continually make an impact through bold and innovative ideas and technologies? If so, then we’d like to hear from you!


Large Business of the Year (Revenue > £10m):

Are you a large technology innovator whose annual revenue exceeds £10 million? Do you continually make an impact through bold and innovative ideas and technologies? If so, then we’d like to hear from you!


Tech Investor of the Year:

Are you a technology investor who is championing and supporting local tech companies through investment and mentoring. If this sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you!


Outstanding individual:

This award celebrates an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the tech community. This individual will be chosen by the Silicon Canal awards team, it will not be open for nominations, however, if you wish to suggest someone please email


We have some amazing judges who we have confirmed so far, including:


  • Keji Adedeji – Voxpopme
  • Suzanne Edwards – Enlighten
  • Hannah Quinton – GuyKat and CloudTeach
  • Mark O’Sullivan – Multiple Business Owner
  • Peet Denny – Move 37
  • Andrew Squire – BJSS
  • Adrian Dickson – Microsoft
  • Chris Meah – School of Code



We are also currently looking for sponsors to be apart of this amazing event. Please contact for more information.



We hope to see you there, nominate here, or book your tickets here.


Simon Jenner

Simon Jenner

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