Thursday 22 June 2023

Enterprise Awards celebrate UK tech entrepreneurs

TMV tableLast night we celebrated UK tech entrepreneurship at the 11th Enterprise Awards dinner in the magnificent Drapers Hall, London. TechMarketView is honoured to be a long-time supporter of the Awards, known as ‘the Oscars for Technology Entrepreneurs’, which was founded by John O’Connell in 2011 to recognise high achievers in the UK technology sector.

The calibre of nominations for the 2023 Awards was as high as ever and the judging panel, which I had the pleasure of chairing, had a very challenging job selecting the finalists and the winners. Many congratulations to all of those shortlisted – it was lovely to see so many of you there last night and share in your celebrations.

And, of course, our particular congratulations to the Award winners, who were:

Green Tech Entrepreneur – Mike Woodhall of Chameleon Technology

Public Sector Entrepreneur – Clare Elford of Clue Software

Social Enterprise Entrepreneur – Chris Quickfall of Cognassist and Hellen Bowey of Alcove

Emerging Entrepreneur – Zandra Moore of Panintelligence

Developing Entrepreneur – Simon Hill of Wazuko

Scaleup Entrepreneur – Nate Burke of Diginius

Enterprise Entrepreneur – Christian Nentwich of Duco

Brendan Mooney Judges AwardThe Judges’ Choice Award 2023 – which recognises a CEO for their success at leading and growing a UK tech company over many years and being a role model for others in the industry - was awarded to Brendan Mooney, CEO of Kainos. Brendan, who coincidentally announced earlier this week that he was completing his term at the helm of Kainos this summer after 22 years as CEO, was a very worthy winner. Under his leadership, the Belfast-based company has continued to go from strength to strength, achieving impressive growth of 20% last year on turnover of some £375m.

In addition to celebrating the success of the UK’s inspiring tech entrepreneurs, the evening raised funds for a WCIT nominated charity supporting disadvantaged children with tech, with the raffle alone raising more than £6,000.

Thank you to all of you that joined us for the evening and gave so generously and congratulations again to all the finalists and award winners!

Winners and finalists

Posted by Tola Sargeant at '08:57' - Tagged: event   entrepreneurship