Get set for the Techies Awards 2021

By Anita Jaynes on 30 April, 2021

The Business Exchange is excited to announce that the 4th annual Techies Awards for Swindon and Wiltshire is opening for entries on Monday 7th June. 

The Awards celebrate the innovation and entrepreneurship of the Swindon and Wiltshire tech community, shining a light on organisations, projects and individuals undertaking outstanding work in their fields. 

The Techies is possible thanks to the support of our headline sponsor The Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) and category sponsors, All Boxed, Elm Workspace, Ntegra, SETSquared and Thrings. 

The Techies Awards are designed to be inclusive with categories recognising people, products and outstanding contribution to the local community. 

Previous years’ winners include Brinkworth’s Chipside, a leader in the world of parking and traffic management IT; Cardwave of Devizes which is recognised as one of the original pioneers in services for flash memory products; Ramsbury’s Green Machine Computers, the IT recycling specialists; and Purple Lime accountants, recognised for how they use tech to empower clients with business intelligence. 

Anita Jaynes, Founder of The Business Exchange and organiser of the Techies, said, “I love organising the Techies each year and it’s a real privilege to showcase the amazing work happening on our doorstep. The Techies celebrates the work of organisations large and small and is open to all sectors doing exciting things with technology. 

“As well as recognising local tech achievements, the Techies also provides an opportunity for like-minded businesses and individuals to connect. It’s fantastic that previous entrants have met through the Techies and have gone on to collaborate and form fantastic long-term relationships. The Techies is a brand built on The Business Exchange’s ethos of creating a community of followers with a shared goal, to make our local economy thrive.”

Award categories include:

  • Flying the Flag for Swindon & Wilts Tech
  • Best Tech Support Service
  • Future Tech Superstar
  • Social Impact Award
  • Best Tech Security
  • Best Tech Start-up
  • Most Innovative Tech Solution
  • Best User Experience
  • The Cutting IT Award (recognising emerging tech)
  • Using Tech to Transform Business
  • Driven by Data
  • Tech Team of the Year

How to enter

You can enter the Techies online at: The awards are only open to organisations in Swindon and Wiltshire.

Read the full competition rules and eligibility online by visiting the entry section of the Techies website. Entries are open until midnight on
Friday 17th September.

Save the date

The Techies will culminate in a unique, fun and inclusive awards night celebration on Thursday 4th November 2021 with further details to be announced in the summer. 

To find out more about the Techies Awards and to get a flavour for what they’re all about, watch our Techies videos on YouTube.

Sponsor the Techies

We still have a few sponsorship opportunities for organisations who would like to be aligned with the best in Swindon and Wiltshire tech. Please get in touch to find out more. Call: 01793 847966 or email: 

The Techies & Swindon Founders 2021 Summer Social & Awards Launch

Swindon & Wiltshire’s tech awards, The Techies is joining forces with the Tech Swindon network to host a summer social on Thursday 10th June. 

The virtual event will celebrate local tech success stories of the last year and will officially mark the launch of the Techies Awards 2021. 

We will chat to 2020 Techies Award winners Mintivo and Green Machine Computers on how it felt to be recognised by the Techies, and we’ll also hear from the Techies judging panel who will provide top tips for submitting a compelling entry this year. 

To find out more and to get your ticket click here.