The Techie Awards 2018 is a Business Exchange initiative to celebrate the innovation and entrepreneurship of the IT community in Swindon and Wiltshire.
Despite the area being a hotbed for technology, there is currently no other award scheme dedicated to recognising this sector and its impact on our local economy.
The Techies will be hosted at Hartham Park, Corsham in May 2018, a fitting venue as it’s home to the Corsham Institute, a not-for-profit organisation focusing on research, learning and enterprise in a digital society.
The awards have been designed to be fully inclusive, with all categories open to one-man-bands to corporations. It will cost just £5 to enter the awards and no IT/technology firms are permitted to be sponsors. The idea is that these awards should be supporting this sector, not taking from it.
Ethics are important to us and The Techies will be completely transparent in terms of judging. No one on the judging panel will be allowed to enter the awards. Judges so far include, James Eades, managing director of Systemagic, Jeff Thomas, serial investor, entrepreneur and owner of Hartham Park, Ali Hadavizadeh, program manager for Farm491 (a space for innovators to grow their tech businesses), Mirabelle Mack, business growth officer for Swindon Borough Council and George Gill, board member of the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership.
The award categories are:
1) Most Innovative Tech Solution
2) Best User Experience
3) The Cutting IT Award (recognising emerging technology)
4) Using Tech to Transform Business
5) Driven by Data
6) Tech Team of the Year
7) Cloud Innovation of the Year
8) Best Tech Security
9) Social Impact Award
10) Future Tech Superstar
11) Best Tech Support Service
12) Flying the Flag for Swindon & Wiltshire Tech
Each award winner will receive a certificate and an award. We are also in negotiation with several companies to get ‘Pizza Friday’ vouchers, doughnuts and team building perks to ensure there is a real sense of inclusion for each and every winning team member.
If you want to align your business with the best in Swindon and Wiltshire tech, get in touch to find out more about our sponsorship packages. Call 01793 847966 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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