Tech South West Awards Sponsors

Headline 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 – 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.

Supporting Partner – Ashfords

Ashfords is a law firm with a team of highly experienced technology lawyers advising companies as they scale from early stages through to large national and international technology businesses. Ashfords’ technology lawyers are passionate about the sector and recognise the importance of understanding our clients’ business to provide pragmatic, commercial advice.

Drinks Reception Sponsor – Navos

Future-proof your technology and build unparalleled customer experiences with Navos. From designing an innovative digital strategy to implementing dependable cyber security, they can be the trusted technology partner for your business.

Tech Company of the Year (revs over £5m) Award Sponsor – Cathedral Appointments

Cathedral Appointments is a leading South West Recruitment Consultancy with a successful track record that spans over 30 years.  The team are highly professional and specialist recruiters with decades of industry experience between them. Cathedral Appointments provide Permanent, Contract and Temporary recruitment solutions for organisations across Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Cornwall in a range of sectors with a strong focus on IT/technology.

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 Award Sponsor – Granted Consultancy

Granted Consultancy specialises in unlocking non-dilutive funding for innovative companies. Their grant writing, grant project management, R&D tax credit and training services allow you to focus on your business.

Best Scale Up Award Sponsor – Rocketmakers

Rocketmakers is a team of Queens Award winning software developers that build innovative software, apps and websites for startups, scaleups and corporate innovators who are working to have a positive impact in the world.

MarineTech Award 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) provides drug knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions. FDB enables our developer partners to deliver actionable solutions that help improve patient safety, quality, and healthcare outcomes.

Workplace Culture Award Sponsor – Interaction

Interaction are strategic workplace design and build experts. They work with ambitious organisations to drive growth by harnessing the power of their culture.

FutureTech Award Joint Sponsors – Plymouth Science Park & Exeter Science Park

Plymouth Science Park: A world-class centre of excellence for ground-breaking research, business and innovation. Home to international businesses, start-ups and academics working in health tech, advanced engineering, marine and technological advancements.

Exeter Science Park is the South West’s centre of activity for businesses in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM).

Best Start Up Award Sponsor – Storm Consultancy

Storm Consultancy are an award winning digital agency based in Bath who specialise in bringing innovative ideas to life. They’re your technology partner, sounding board and your business confidant.

Tech Company of the Year (revs under £5m) Award Sponsor – Propeller-Tech

As a young company, who you hire at this early growth stage can make or break your startup. Sourcing talented, motivated employees who can positively influence from the outset, can seem like searching for a needle in a haystack. At Propeller-Tech, they aim to be the leading recruitment agency for startups and our headhunting approach enables us to get it right.

CleanTech Award Sponsor – Michelmores

Award winning Top 100 UK law firm based in Exeter, Bristol and London. Supporting clients from Private Wealth and Real Estate to Family Law and Intellectual Property

Tech for Good Award Sponsor – Greaves Brewster

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.

Commitment to Diversity Award Sponsor – BOOST&Co

BOOST&Co is among the UK’s leading alternative lenders, providing growth capital of £1m to £20m for high-growth SMEs. It is represented in Bristol and the south west by principal Chris Mears.

Teach Tech Award Sponsor – Software Solved

Employing the brightest minds in tech, Software Solved are specialists in custom software and data solutions, delivering projects for some of the UK’s most innovative brands.

Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Award Sponsor – Bluefruit Software

Embedded software specialists providing software development for innovative clients worldwide. Bluefruit Software believe excellent embedded software is achieved through an investment in people, processes, and a dedication to quality.

People’s Choice Award Sponsor – Headforwards

From consultancy and short-term projects to long term dedicated teams, Headforwards provide reliable, cost-effective software development services and consultancy.