Dixon Jones of specialist marketing search engine Majestic was recognised as Birmingham’s outstanding tech individual of the year at the Silicon Canal Awards.

He was crowned in a ceremony at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre which celebrated the best technology entrepreneurs and companies in the Midlands.

The award goes to the person who the board of trade group and organisers Silicon Canal considers to have added the most value to the tech ecosystem over the last 12 months.

Jones became the marketing director of Majestic in 2009 and helped transform the SEO and digital world by providing large-scale link intelligence. Majestic is described as one of the largest web crawlers on the planet.

Established companies and rising stars were acknowledged at the second edition of the annual Greater Birmingham awards.

“The night was a blast,” said Molly Thompson, who co-hosted the awards with Raaj Shamji.

“The awards were proof of the ever-growing, collaborative community in Greater Birmingham, boasting a complete sell-out event.”

The region’s metro mayor Andy Street was a special guest.

Silicon Canal is a not-for-profit organisation based in Birmingham whose mission is to connect, promote and support the network of tech companies in the city and wider region.

The event's sponsors included Talent Unleashed, Lombard Risk, Hays Digital Technology, Gowling (WLG) LLP, Hiscox, Business Birmingham, Falanx Cyber Defence, Wealth Wizards, Moore Stephens and Black Cat.

WINNERS

Graduate Developer of the Year

Clare Streets, School of Code

Developer of the Year

Hannah Quinton, GuyKat Solutions

Best Angel or Seed Investor of the Year

Mark Jones

Most Influential Female in Technology

Naomi Watts, e4f

Most Influential Male in Technology

Dave Maclean, Packt Publishing

Best Tech Start-Up

Icarusparts.com

Small Tech Company of the Year (revenue under £10 million)

Vanti

Large Tech Company of the Year (revenue over £10 million)

Click Travel

Outstanding Individual of the Year, chosen by Silicon Canal

Dixon Jones from Majestic