Birmingham tech scene recognised at Silicon Canal Awards
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.
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
Most Influential Female in Technology
Naomi Watts, e4f
Most Influential Male in Technology
Dave Maclean, Packt Publishing
Best Tech Start-Up
Small Tech Company of the Year (revenue under £10 million)
Large Tech Company of the Year (revenue over £10 million)
Outstanding Individual of the Year, chosen by Silicon Canal
Dixon Jones from Majestic