Thames Valley Tech Awards 2018 Categories & Sponsors 

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Tech Start-Up Business 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.

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’.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Telecoms Company of the Year – 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.

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.

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.

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.

More categories to follow