It recognises the Top 100 Fastest Growing Technology companies in the region, in association with Tech North, aiming to identify the UK’s next tech success stories capable of scaling to billion-dollar valuations and beyond.
Hugh Campbell, managing partner of GP Bullhound, said: “The exceptional growth of the digital economy in the North of England and Scotland in the past twelve months is testament to the unprecedented levels of talent, capital, and ambition in the region’s tech clusters.
“We have seen that the region is capable of consistently building billion-dollar firms – this year’s awards will seek to spotlight the next generation of success stories.”
This year’s judging panel has also been announced, including serial entrepreneurs Bill Dobbie and George Mackintosh, David Rowan, former editor of Wired, Richard Law, former CEO of GB Group, Mark Sebba, former CEO of Net-a-Porter, Richard Gregory, chairman of Tech North, Charles Sharland, co-founder of Appsense, Rob Cotton, former CEO of NCC Group and Jason Stockwood, CEO of Simply Business.
The Northern Tech Awards 2018 is presented by GP Bullhound as a not-for-profit event with the support and sponsorship of Barclays Bank, OBI Property, Squire Patton Boggs, Scottish Equity Partners, Aquiline Capital Partners, Berenberg, BGF Ventures, Frazer John Recruitment, Inflexion Private Equity, London Stock Exchange, Mercia Technologies, Tech North and Draw & Code.
Businesses can enter on http://northerntechawards.com/enter-2018/before 23 February 2018.
The event celebrates tech firms that have had at least three years of revenue growth with a minimum level of revenue of £500k in 2015.