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The Prolific North Tech Awards 2021: The Shortlist


The finalists for this year’s Tech Awards, which are set to be presented on October 21st, have been announced.

The Prolific North Tech Awards recognise the top talent which is making the North’s tech sector one of the most important and exciting today. Across innovations, teams, businesses and individuals, the awards champion the region’s success from the past year.

The Tech Entrepreneur of the Year category is to be decided by a combination of judges’ scoring and a public vote, open now. Click here to cast your vote.

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    All the winners will be revealed at a ceremony hosted at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester on October 21st, bringing together the region’s tech figures to celebrate and party.

    The awards event kicks off at 6:30pm and will include a drink on arrival and three-course meal before the presentation ceremony gets underway. Once complete, there will be further entertainment at the after-party. Book your place at the awards ceremony here – Early Bird tickets are available until September 30th.

    Special thanks to this year’s Associate Sponsor Verlingue, and Category Sponsor Better Placed.

    Entries remain open for the final event of the Prolific North Awards season – submissions for the Marketing Awards close on October 8th.

    The Prolific North Tech Awards 2021: The Shortlist

    Innovation of the Year

    • Awaze – Payments Solution Project
    • BankiFi and The Co-operative Bank – transforming how banks respond to the needs of SMEs
    • Everflow Tech – Simple Quoting tool
    • Researchbods – Ex-plor: Platform innovation inspired by a pandemic
    • iCoupon
    • Autocab – ‘Local Cab’ in partnership with Uber
    • Peak: The Decision Intelligence Company

    Digital Transformation of the Year

    • ​​AND Digital for Lookers
    • Audacia – transforming AESSEAL’s legacy systems
    • Awaze – Payment Solutions
    • Beeta
    • Everflow Tech
    • Peter & Paul for Coventry University Degree Show 2021
    • PZ Cussons
    • Space & Time Technology – Redefining data solutions

    App of the Year

    • Autocab – Delivery Point
    • Gratuu
    • Modern English & Discovery Education: Discovery Education STEM Augmented Reality
    • Umii

    Best Edtech Innovation

    • Alps Education – Alps Summit
    • Cantarus & Youth Sport Trust
    • Northcoders – Northcoders Bootcamp Hybrid Delivery
    • OneFile – Learning Hub
    • Tutorful

    Best Healthtech Innovation

    • DSP – Explorer
    • Little Journey
    • Maxwellia – Lovima®

    Best Martech Innovation

    • Beacon – The Beacon click fraud protection platform
    • BOSCO™ – Digital Marketing Intelligence Platform
    • MarCloud Technologies – Pardot Business Card Scanner
    • Outcider – Stakeholder Mapping
    • Salesfire – Visually Similar Search

    Best Retail Innovation

    • iCoupon
    • iParcelBox – smart parcel delivery locker
    • Salesfire – Visually Similar Search

    Cloud Technology Provider of the Year

    • Crimson Macaw
    • DSP – Explorer
    • Giacom World Networks
    • Planisware

    Tech Start-up of the Year

    • Aircards
    • ddroidd
    • Gridfox
    • Mina Digital

    Small Tech Company of the Year

    • Card Industry Professionals
    • DeliveryApp
    • Indiespring
    • Oddsphere – Shipster
    • Perform Partners
    • Razor
    • Silverchip
    • XR Games

    Medium Tech Company of the Year

    • Apadmi
    • BigChange
    • DSP – Explorer
    • MPP Global
    • Nimble Approach

    Large Tech Company of the Year

    Sponsored by Verlingue

    • Awaze
    • Giacom World Networks
    • Infinity Works, part of Accenture
    • Kalibrate Technologies
    • Nexus Vehicle Rental
    • TalkTalk Business

    Tech Team of the Year

    • Awaze – Novasol Payments team
    • Everflow Tech
    • Nublue Hosting Team

    Tech PR Agency of the Year

    • Fourth Day PR
    • Refresh

    SaaS Company of the Year

    Sponsored by Better Placed

    • Autocab
    • BrightHR
    • Interact
    • Membr
    • Street Group
    • Total Processing
    • Tribepad
    • Voicescape

    eCommerce Company of the Year

    • 9xb eCommerce
    • Supercharged Commerce
    • Visualsoft

    Tech for Good Award

    Sponsored by Social Tech Communications

    • Alps Education – Alps Summit
    • FreelanceHER 100 – IN4 Group
    • Greystone & HapiPod Collaboration
    • Liverpool 5G Create
    • Mutual Vision
    • Pawprint Eco Companion – design by Verse
    • UK Coaching – Sudden Cardiac Arrest Digital Toolkit

    Rapid Growth Award

    • DSP-Explorer
    • Nimble Approach
    • Northcoders
    • PixelMax

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