Tech South West Awards Sponsors

Lead Partner – BT

BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries.

Supporting Partner – Bishop Fleming

Leading professional services firm, supporting the tech community by providing a wide range of financial support and advice. Bishop Fleming works across the lifecycle of tech businesses, from start-ups through to established multi-national organisations, with support on issues such as funding, R&D tax credits, international trade, audit and accounting systems.

Supporting Partner – Ashfords

Ashfords is a national provider of legal, professional and regulatory services with 70 partners and 500 staff across 6 offices.

Tech Leadership Award Sponsor – Astley Media

Award-winning marketing and PR agency Astley Media help tech companies craft and activate standout brand, communications and marketing strategies to take them to their next stage of growth.

Hero Award Sponsor – Cathedral Appointments

Cathedral Appointments is a leading South West Recruitment Consultancy with a reputation of expertly connecting employers and candidates throughout the SW.

Best Education Initiative Sponsor – Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LEP and Heart of the South West LEP Digital Skills Partnership

The CIoS and Heart of the South West LEP’s Digital Skills Partnerships bring together public, private and voluntary sectors to improve digital skills of individuals and organisations from the western point of the Isles of Scilly to North Somerset.

Innovation Sponsor – Granted Consultancy

Granted Consultancy specialises in unlocking non-dilutive funding for innovative companies. Since 2010, they have developed a demonstrable track record of successfully securing grant funding for several UK and EU R&D projects. 

Cluster Awards Sponsor – Headforwards

Headforwards is an outsource software development company based in Cornwall. Using Agile principles and dedicated teams recruited specifically for their clients, they deliver software that creates real business value. Their development teams can adapt quickly and smoothly to changing client needs. They pride themselves on being a great place to work, where team members feel empowered and engaged, and this shows in the quality of the work we deliver.

Best Tech Workplace Sponsor – Project SW

Project create brilliant commercial spaces. Whether world-class industrial manufacturing plant, sports facilities with energy of their own, or office space you want to work in; they define, design & deliver bespoke commercial projects.

Best Scale Up Sponsor – Rocketmakers

Rocketmakers are a team of passionate experts who design, develop and deliver innovative technology for startups, scaleups and large organisations.

Sustainable Tech Sponsor – UK Hydrographic Office

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is a world-leading centre for hydrography, specialising in marine geospatial data that helps others to unlock a deeper understanding of the world’s oceans.

HealthTech Award Sponsor – FDB (First Databank)

FDB (First Databank), based in Exeter, is the UK’s leading provider of prescribing decision support solutions that help healthcare professionals make precise decisions.

International Success Award Sponsor – Stephens Scown

In a rapidly changing world, Stephens Scown’s legal advice gives its clients the edge. From national and international companies to SMEs, they help their clients solve problems and seize opportunities.

Tech Company of the Year (revs under £5m) Sponsor – Plymouth Science Park

Plymouth Science Park is the largest Science Park in the South West of England. The 25-acre campus is home to science and technology businesses involved in digital, health, marine, creative, earth and life sciences.

Teach Tech Award Sponsor – Software Solved

Software Solved has specialised in award-winning data and software solutions for a range of clients across the Insurance, retail and logistics sectors for more than 23 years.

Tech Research Award Sponsor – AeroSpace Cornwall

AeroSpace Cornwall supports businesses in tech and digital who are working on projects for the space and aerospace sectors. Need help developing your idea? They can offer you R&D match funding and support to make it happen.

Best Start Up Award Sponsor – Storm Consultancy

Storm Consultancy work with startups, scale ups and corporate innovators to design and build world-class web apps, digital platforms and websites.

Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Award Sponsor – Propeller-Tech

Specialist recruitment for tech startups and scaleups, Propeller-Tech love working with founders and CTOs to get ideas off the ground.

Tech Company of the Year (revs over £5m) – Michelmores

Michelmores’ Technology & Innovation team advises clients on all aspects of technology, digital media and communications matters. Michelmores shares with its clients a passion for innovative and disruptive businesses.

People’s Choice Award – Xcina Consulting

Pragmatic and experienced risk management professionals. Xcina Consulting Limited (XCL) provides high quality business and technology risk assurance and advisory services.

Contribution to the Community Award – Like Minds

Like Minds help entrepreneurs & SMEs grow & scale. They runs events including Social Media Week London, the flagship “Ideas Festival”​ in Exeter, Bristol, London Business Breakfasts and International events in New York, Helsinki and Dubai as well as BBTV broadcasts every Wednesday.

Commitment to Diversity Award – Greaves Brewster

Greaves Brewster is a team of patent, trade mark and design attorneys with a distinct approach, mindset and location. Their clients say they’re the most open, transparent and easy to deal with IP practice out there.