Technology magazine BusinessCloud has revealed the shortlists for its inaugural UK Business Tech Awards 2018.

The winners will be announced at a glitzy ceremony in London on November 20 and will recognise the individuals and businesses who are making the most impact in the world of technology.

To book tickets go to https://www.businesstechawards.com/event

There will be 18 gongs up for grabs, including eCommerce Company of the Year; Tech Company of the Year; Data Pioneer of the Year; and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Our stellar line-up of judges spent hours sifting through an impressive  number of entries before settling on the final shortlists and the eventual winners.

The judging panel included David Hardman, MBE, managing director of Innovation Birmingham; Louize Clarke, co-founder, ConnectTVT, Elizabeth Clark, CEO, Dream Agility; former director of Tech North Richard Gregory; Tom Cheesewright, founder of Applied Futurism Practice; former Vodafone exec Rob Mukherjee, director of Greater Sport; Chris Dymond, director, Sheffield Digital; and Scott Henderson, managing director of Jumpstart.

BusinessCloud editor Chris Maguire said: "We're delighted with the response for BusinessCloud's first ever awards ceremony.

"The calibre of nominations was extremely high and I know the judges had a challenging job of picking some of the category winners.

"Some of the shortlists are longer than others but it was important to recognise all the sectors in tech and not just the obvious ones and we'll be building on these categories going forward.

"We'll be revealing the shortlists of a couple of categories on the night at the ceremony at London's Montcalm Marble Arch and it promises to be a fantastic evening."

The final gong will be the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Confirmed sponsors for the awards are Jumpstart and Touchscreen Rentals. Anyone interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Helena.furness@businesscloud.co.uk.

The shortlisted companies are below:

DATA PIONEER OF THE YEAR

Citi Logik

Fanfinders Ltd

GeoSpock

GlowMetrics

Peak

The Lead Agency (TLA)

APP OF THE YEAR AWARD

Airtime Rewards - Rewarding the mobile generation

Autocab

BCRemit

Connect & NHS Education for Scotland - Cognitive Rehabilitation in Dementia mobile app

Padoq

HEALTHTECH PIONEER OF THE YEAR

DigiDentistry

Guy's, Evelina, Great Ormond Street Hospitals & King's College London

FINTECH INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Invstr

Wobbegong Technology Ltd

Yobota

ECOMMERCE COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Autorama Group LTD

Celtic FC

Housekeep

Master of Malt

MANUFACTURING TECH DISRUPTOR OF THE YEAR

The Judges chose not to announce a shortlist in this category. The winner will be announced on the evening of the awards.

TRANSPORT TECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR

The Judges chose not to announce a shortlist in this category. The winner will be announced on the evening of the awards


EDTECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR

DigiDentistry

Emile Education - Cyber Coach Smart

OneFile

Synap

BEST USE OF INNOVATION – Sponsored by TouchscreenRentals.co.uk

Autorama Group LTD - Vanarama & iVan

Blu Wireless Technology - Multi-Gbit mmWave wireless communications systems

Epos Now LTD

Hark - The Hark Platform

Hubble - World's First AI Office Broker

Paperplanes & 31Dover.com - Automated Programmatic Retargeting

Wobbegong Technology Ltd

yboo - The SIM Only Deal Comparison App

TECH FOR GOOD AWARD

BCRemit - bringing money transfer services online for the benefit of migrants worldwide

Connect & NHS Education for Scotland - Cognitive Rehabilitation in Dementia mobile app

Crisp Thinking

Lightful - Using Technology For Good In The Charity Sector

StarLeaf

MOST IMPRESSIVE GROWTH

DJS (UK) Limited

e3creative

Housekeep

SysGroup PLC

The Technology Group

TECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR – SMALL

Fanfinders Ltd

Hark

Housekeep

ISAAC Intelligence Limited

Paperplanes

rradar ltd

The Technology Group

YellowDog

TECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM – Sponsored by Jumpstart

DJS (UK) Limited

StarLeaf

SysGroup PLC

TECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR – LARGE

DocuSign

IRIS Human Capital Management

DIGITAL AGENCY OF THE YEAR

Clicky Media

Connect

Digital Six

e3creative

Volume Ltd

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Chloe Barrett, Founder & CEO, DigiDentistry

Jordan Appleson, CEO, Hark

Mike Anderson, CEO, Padoq & Nothing But Epic

Dr. James Gupta, Founder & CEO, Synap

TECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Ian O'Rourke, CEO & Founder, Adthena

Jacyn Heavens, Founder & CEO, Epos Now LTD

Kevin Jabou, CEO, Kaelo Ltd

Louis-James Davis, Founder & CEO, VST Enterprises

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

To be awarded by the BusinessCloud Editor on the evening of the awards