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The Prolific North Tech Awards 2021: The Winners

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Last night saw the region’s tech sector reunite to celebrate the winners at the Prolific North Tech Awards 2021.

Hosted at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum, the event brought together influential figures from the digital sphere to find out who was a winner.

The ceremony was compered by BBC presenter Gavin Ramjaun, who ran through the 19 categories recognising the businesses, teams and individuals taking the North’s tech sector to the next level.

Special thanks should go to the Tech Awards’ Associate Sponsor, Verlingue; as well as Category Sponsors Better Placed and Social Tech Communications – not to mention the illustrious judging panel.

The next awards ceremony from Prolific North will be the last of the season – the Marketing Awards where top campaigns from the year will be recognised, hosted at The Queens Hotel in Leeds.

The Prolific North Tech Awards 2021: The Winners

App of the Year: Umii

Also nominated:

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

Tech Start-up of the Year: ddroidd

Also nominated:

  • Aircards
  • Gridfox
  • Mina Digital

Small Tech Company of the Year: Razor

Highly Commended: Silverchip & XR Games

Also nominated:

  • Card Industry Professionals
  • DeliveryApp
  • Indiespring
  • Oddsphere – Shipster
  • Perform Partners

Medium Tech Company of the Year: MPP Global

Also nominated:

  • Apadmi
  • BigChange
  • DSP – Explorer
  • Nimble Approach

Large Tech Company of the Year: Giacom World Networks

Sponsored by Verlingue

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

Tech Team of the Year: Nublue Hosting Team

Also nominated:

  • Awaze – Novasol Payments team
  • Everflow Tech

Tech for Good Award: Liverpool 5G Create

Highly Commended: Pawprint Eco Companion – design by Verse

Sponsored by Social Tech Communications

Also nominated:

  • Alps Education – Alps Summit
  • FreelanceHER 100 – IN4 Group
  • Greystone & HapiPod Collaboration
  • Mutual Vision
  • UK Coaching – Sudden Cardiac Arrest Digital Toolkit

Best Healthtech Innovation: Maxwellia – Lovima®

  • DSP – Explorer
  • Little Journey

Best Retail Innovation: iCoupon

Also nominated:

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

Best Edtech Innovation: Tutorful

Also nominated:

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

Best Martech Innovation: Beacon – The Beacon click fraud protection platform

Also nominated:

  • BOSCO™ – Digital Marketing Intelligence Platform
  • MarCloud Technologies – Pardot Business Card Scanner
  • Outcider – Stakeholder Mapping
  • Salesfire – Visually Similar Search

Rapid Growth Award: Northcoders

Highly Commended: PixelMax

Also nominated:

  • DSP-Explorer
  • Nimble Approach

Tech PR Agency of the Year: Refresh

Also nominated:

  • Fourth Day PR

Cloud Technology Provider of the Year: Giacom World Networks

Also nominated:

  • Crimson Macaw
  • DSP – Explorer
  • Planisware

eCommerce Company of the Year: Supercharged Commerce

Also nominated:

  • 9xb eCommerce
  • Visualsoft

SaaS Company of the Year: Tribepad

Sponsored by Better Placed

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

Digital Transformation of the Year: ​​AND Digital for Lookers

Also nominated:

  • 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

Tech Entrepreneur of the Year: Ramzan Anwar, G6 MoCo

Innovation of the Year: BankiFi and The Co-operative Bank – transforming how banks respond to the needs of SMEs

Also nominated:

  • Awaze – Payments Solution Project
  • 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

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