Thames Valley Tech Awards 2018 Finalists

Tech Start-Up sponsored by ConnectTVT

This category is for the most exciting tech start-ups in the region. Companies must be no more than two-years-old. Shortlisted start-ups will be invited to pitch their concept to a special panel, organised by sponsor ConnectTVT.

Finalists:

  • Donate The Change
  • EcoSync
  • Limbick Labs
  • Osokey
  • Serelay

Emerging Tech Company – Sponsored by Barclays

This award covers the rising stars of the sector – the emerging company that might be starting to scale up, or has plans to. The company might be just a few years old but is already starting to make some ‘noise’.

Finalists:

  • Adaptix
  • Capture
  • CloudFactory
  • Epoq IT
  • Fiscaltec Group
  • Open Cosmos

High Growth Tech Business sponsored by Grant Thornton

This award will be presented to a fast-rising tech company that has exhibited significant growth in the past year or 2 years.

Finalists:

  • ESP Global Services
  • Imaginera
  • In Cloud Solutions
  • Invenias
  • Redstor
  • Southern Communications

Innovative Tech Company – Sponsored by Penningtons Manches

The award for innovation. This might be an innovative product or process, or it could be a technologically innovative way of doing business. The award will go to a company that puts innovation high on its agenda.

Finalists:

  • Adaptix
  • FliteTrak
  • Oxford Nanosystems
  • ScopeMaster
  • Siyona Tech
  • Ultima Business Solutions

Science & Technology Award – Sponsored by Blake Morgan

The award covers areas ranging from software-based and data analytics health technology to life sciences and robotics and space technology – sectors that the region is known to excel in. The winner will be building its reputation and have earned recognition for its truly innovative work in its field.

Finalists:

  • Adaptix
  • FliteTrak
  • Lein Applied Diagnostics
  • P1vital Products

International Tech Company – Sponsored by Centerprise International

The ThamesValley tech company that is making its mark globally. This award is open to companies headquartered in the region, or with a major presence (such as European office) in the Thames Valley.

Finalists:

  • Cloud Factory
  • G-SMATT Europe Media
  • HR Wallingford
  • MCS Rental Software

Telecoms Company – Sponsored by Lambert Smith Hampton

Covering the diverse world of telecoms, from mobile data to cell phones. The award is for telecoms companies that have enjoyed a spectacular year, either in terms of financial performance, market share, or products and services.

Finalists:

  • Gamma
  • Southern Communications
  • STL Communications

Tech Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Austin Fraser

Great employers are eligible to enter this category – those that have the culture and/or physical working environment that makes them stand out from the crowd.

Finalists:

  • InfoSum
  • Squared Up
  • STL Communications
  • Ultima Business Solutions
  • Volume

Tech Deal of the Year – Sponsored by LDC

The award will go to a key transaction in the past 12 months – an acquisition, merger, flotation or other significant ‘event’ that has proved a successful exit for a company’s founders or will help build future growth for the business.

Finalists:

  • Contego Fraud Solutions investment by NVM and Maven
  • Hunter Macdonald sale to Netcompany
  • Redwood Technologies investment by Scottish Equity Partners
  • Roc Technologies investment by BGF and acquisition of CCM
  • SecurEnvoy sale to Shearwater Group
  • Sophos acquisition of Invincea

Thames Valley Tech Company – Sponsored by Moore Stephens

Awarded to the overall winner, the leading IT/science/telecoms company of the past year. Judges will be looking for the outstanding tech business that has excelled in performance, or product innovation or both.

Finalists:

  • ByBox
  • Southern Communications
  • Squared Up
  • Ultima Business Solutions
  • Volume