DIGITAL AWARDS: Cream of tech rise to the challenge as deadline passes

Entries to the first Sheffield Digital Awards have closed - and the cream of the city’s tech firms have risen to the challenge.

Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 11:16 am
Updated Friday, 29th March 2019, 1:47 pm
Digital Awards at Castle House, from left: David Walsh of The Star, Nick Morgan of Kollider and Mel Kanarek and Chris Dymond of Sheffield Digital. Pic Steve Ellis

Scores of companies and individuals are in with a chance of glory after responding to our call for entries.

Many have shown their enthusiasm by entering several of the 10 categories, including Plusnet which has taken a tilt at three.

Molly Evans, Plusnet digital analytics manager, said: “We’re really looking forward to the first ever Sheffield Digital Awards and thrilled to have nominations in three categories.

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“The growth and innovation in the digital industry in Sheffield is staggering and we’re excited to be a part of it, especially the awards ceremony at the new Kollider building.”

Other big names with a hat in the ring include The Floow, Sumo Digital, Ask4 and Tribepad. Entries include Check Pro, Sheffield Castle: Experience Castlegate, Tickets for Good, Myhrtoolkit, The Developer Academy, Elements Technology, IN-PART, Aseptika, Good Things Foundation, Jepson & Co, U Account, Whitespace Technology, Peek and Poke, Market of Mums, Pricecheck, Vouch, Workzone,, 3Squared Ltd, Elements Technology, Performance Engineered Solutions, Taro Pumps, The SEO Works, Databowl, Hydra Creative, Jepson & Co Ltd, ADL Smartcare, Piknik, Razor, Scene3D, Slanted Theory, Taro Pumps, and Harvey Morton .

The Star has organised the awards with Sheffield Digital to celebrate the stars of an unsung - but booming - sector. They culminate in a ceremony at the city’s new £3m tech incubator, Kollider at Castle House, on Thursday May 2.

David Richards, CEO and co-founder of big data firm WANdisco is guest speaker.

Five tech-focused organisations are sponsoring: XLN for business, Barclays Eagle Labs, Sheffield Hallam University, BHP Chartered Accountants and Sheffield City Council.