People's Choice Award

This is your chance to celebrate a person or group for their work in the sector!

Nominations have been sent in via social media, email, and carrier pigeon over the last few weeks. Find out more about the nominees below, and vote for your winner here.

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Amdaris x Paranimo

Developed with the support of Bristol-based Amdaris, Paranimo’s mental health delivery platform enables users to match with a personal therapist and access the right mental health support online via their “virtual therapy room” during COVID-19 and beyond.

“This partnership was a great example of solution being born from experience. Awareness of mental health has never been more apparent since COVID emerged and a minefield to navigate when it comes to seeking help. Using technology for this positive service and providing a platform which can give users and service providers the same level of safety, security and ultimately peace of mind tackles one of the primary causes of mental health deterioration…Stress!”


Kate Doodson and Julie Hawker, Cosmic

Cosmic is a social enterprise offering digital skills training and services to a wide range of organisations, communities and individuals. Kate and Julie, Joint Chief Executives, head up Cosmic. Kate leads on the training and consultancy service, while Julie leads the strategic development work.

“I nominate Cosmic Kate and Julie for everything wonderful they do with their social enterprise. A more committed pair you could not find!”


Hatless Studios

Hatless Studios is a software development company launched by a team of student developers and designers in 2018 to offer software, design, and digital marketing services, supporting their employees with developing cutting-edge industry skills.

“Chris and the team are kickass!”


Software Cornwall

Software Cornwall is the hub of Cornwall’s growing tech sector, and connects, promotes, represents and supports Cornwall’s digital tech community.

“They are a fantastic representative for Cornwall’s digital tech industry and help connect and promote businesses throughout the community. They were really supportive during our recruitment stage and their Employer Led Skills project helps develop skills and abilities for those wanting to join the industry”


Dan Pritchard, Astley Media

Dan Pritchard, Managing Director at tech-specialist PR and marketing agency Astley Media, is co-founder of Tech South West. Dan heads up Tech South West’s efforts in bringing together the South West community and advocating for the region at a national level.

“Dan demonstrates huge passion, energy and commitment to driving innovation and an innovation community for the south west and helps the south west to get on the UK map as a centre of excellence for tech companies.”


Future Leap

Bristol-based Future Leap is a carbon neutral hub for businesses looking to progress their sustainability. Future Leap is on a mission to give organisations the space, knowledge, contacts and tools to accelerate their sustainability journey and progress towards carbon neutrality.


Storm Consultancy x Co-forest

“Two years ago, Storm Consultancy announced they were launching a not-for-profit spin off, Co-forest. Co-forest is a planting initiative for like minded businesses and individuals who want to offset their carbon footprint locally. Despite holding off on sales pitches due to the pandemic, the word got out and Co-forest received six figures in pledges and will plant 10,000 trees just outside of Bristol this winter. Co-forest are currently looking for their second site in the South West to meet the local tree planting demand. The first trees will be planted on Friday 26th November.”