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Northern Tech Awards 2018 Winners

Unfortunately I could not attend the 7th Northern Tech Awards held on 22nd March 2018 in Edinburgh. This was the first event I missed in its 7 year history. Now owned by GP Bullhound, it has grown significantly. Congratulations to all the winners.

  1. Top Northern Star (run with Tech North): BigChange
  2. Fastest Growing Company of the Year: In Touch Networks
  3. Fastest Growing Larger Company of the Year: Evolution Funding
  4. Judges’ Innovation Award: Peak AI
  5. Judges’ Award for International Success: Purple
  6. Judges’ Leadership Award: Sykes
  7. Tech4Good Award: Virtual College
  8. Judges’ Young Entrepreneur Award: Nicholas Mealey, Connex One 
  9. Judges’ Entrepreneur Award: Steve Oliver, MusicMagpie
  10. Overall Judges’ Award: Performance Horizon


The categories of awards are all new when compared with the inaugural event in 2011. Then the winners were:

1. Best Northern Bootstrapped Tech Startup 2011 – CapsuleCRM
2. Best Northern Venture Backed Tech Startup 2011 – App55
3. Best Northern ecommerce Tech Company 2011 – MPP Global Solutions
4. Best Northern Enterprise Tech Company 2011 – CapsuleCRM
5. Best Northern Mobile Tech Company 2011 – Apdami
6. Best Northern Consumer Tech Company 2011 – VUME
7. Best Northern Hardware Company 2011 – Thinspace

From those, VUME is no more. ThinSpace was acquired. MPP has grown into a much bigger company and so has Apadmi. Latter has also ventured out by spinning new ventures. They were unbeatable in the categories they contested and collected 6 awards in the first 3 years.


  1. Acquisition of Northern Tech Awards by GP Bullhound
  2. Inaugural Northern Tech Awards 2011
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