The Techies Awards 2021: Finalists revealed

By Anita Jaynes on 15 October, 2021

We’re excited to announce the finalists of the Techies Awards 2021, The Business Exchange’s technology awards for Swindon and Wiltshire.

The awards have again shone the light on some amazing techie talent that would otherwise have gone unnoticed without the help of our award scheme.

A huge congratulations to all our finalists. The competition was fierce with lots of debate from the judges before our final cut could be announced.  In some categories you will see there are more finalists than others, as there were some real tiebreakers.

Judges’ feedback included…

“It’s always a pleasure and a privilege to judge the Techies. It’s great to see so many amazing tech specialist firms in Swindon and Wiltshire.” Ali Hadavizadeh, Techies judge and Business Support Specialist, Acorn Biz Solutions

“So many quality entries – thank you to everyone who entered and good luck!” Kate Westbrook, Techies judge, category sponsor and Head of Commercial at Thrings Solicitors

“Lots of brilliant businesses who have obviously put a lot of work into their submissions.” Kat Wellum-Kent, Techies judge, category sponsor and Business Services Director at MHA Monahans

“A range of good quality entries led to great debate. It is a credit to the businesses that the decisions were often difficult to take.” Paddy Bradley, Techies judge, CEO, SWLEP, The Techies headline sponsor

“Always a pleasure to be involved and a privilege to see the applications. Such effort has gone into them.” Mirabelle Stobbs, Techies judge and Programme Manager Swindon Borough Council

“So many amazing entries again this year, that was tough!” James Eades, Techies judge and Managing Director, Systemagic

A big thank you to our judges and sponsors for their time and support, we couldn’t put on the awards without them. We all can’t wait to celebrate together and announce the winners on awards night.


Best Tech SecuritySponsored by Business Cyber Centre

Best Tech Start-upSponsored by CND

Best Tech Support Service

Best User Experience

Cutting ITSponsored by All Boxed Self Storage

Driven by DataSponsored by Monahans

Flying the Flag for Swindon & Wiltshire TechSponsored by SETSquared

Future Tech SuperstarSponsored by Ntegra

Most Innovative Tech SolutionSponsored by Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Social Impact Award

Tech Team of the YearSponsored by Thrings Solicitors

Using Tech to Transform BusinessSponsored by Elm Workspace

Virtual/Hybrid Awards Night 

The Techies Awards 2021 are taking place virtually on Thursday 4th November from 7-9pm. Tickets are just £10 for finalists and £15 otherwise.

The price includes a ‘Techies Celebration Pack’ filled with tasty goodies from local producers with an RRP of £25, as well as some fun decorations and props to get the party started.

There will also be special celebration dinner at the Old Bell Hotel in Malmesbury following the virtual awards night for winners and finalists.

The exclusive Techies Celebration Packs are being created by Calne-based Fluffy Puffin and will include:

  • Beer from Left Handed Giant
  • A Gourmet Brownie
  • Propercorn Popcorn
  • Love Corn
  • Wax wrapped Cheddar
  • Olive Oil and Sea Salt crackers for cheese

Anyone can sign up to attend and tickets are now on sale via the Techies website. Click here to find out more and to book your tickets.