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Thursday 15 June 2017

Celebrating UK Tech Entrepreneurs at the Enterprise Awards

picTechMarketView is proud to have been a sponsor for the seventh annual Enterprise Awards, run in association with the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT), at The Dorchester last night. The event, hosted by the one and only John O’Connell on his birthday, showcased some truly inspiring entrepreneurs and a broad range of innovative, fast growing UK tech companies and raised money for Founders4Schools, a very worthy cause.

The judging panel, of which I was delighted to be part, had had a very hard time selecting the winners from a record number of worthy candidates. Congratulations to all the finalists and shortlisted entrepreneurs, and especially to the winners who were:

Young Entrepreneur – Chris Baker-Brian, BBox

Evergreen Entrepreneur – Imam Hoque, Quantexa

Female Entrepreneur – Julie Walters, Raremark

Social Enterprise Entrepreneur – Laurence Kemball-Cook, Pavegen

Public Sector Entrepreneur – Paul Volkaerts, Nervecentre

Emerging Entrepreneur – Asher Ismail, miDrive

Developing Entrepreneur – Terry Walby, Thoughtonomy

Enterprise Entrepreneur – John Synder, Grapeshot

Scaling Up Award – Saurav Chopra, Perkbox & Alasdair Paterson, Digital Shadows

Team of the Year Award – Emily Orton on behalf of Darktrace

Special Judges Award – Jacyn Havens, Epos Now

Listed Company Award – Alastair Bathgate, Blue Prism

Mentor of the Year – Dr Steve Garnett.

These entrepreneurs, and the many others that filled the Dorchester’s ballroom last night including a good number of TechMarketView Little British Battlers and would-be Great British Scaleups, are testament to a thriving UK tech scene. It’s fantastic to see them innovating and rapidly growing their businesses in diverse sectors from IoT-enabled solar-powered energy kits for the developing world (BBox) and power generated by footfall (Pavegen), through automation (Thoughtonomy & Blue Prism) and cyber security (Digital Shadows & Darktrace) to health-focused software and services (Raremark & Nervecentre), to name just a few. 

Posted by Tola Sargeant at '10:01'