We’re on the hunt for the best in Wiltshire tech

By Anita Jaynes on February 02, 2019

The Business Exchange is encouraging Swindon & Wiltshire firms to enter the Techies 2019.

The Techies is a Business Exchange initiative designed to celebrate the innovation and entrepreneurship of the local IT community, bringing together the finest talent.

The awards scheme is supported by the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) as headline sponsor, alongside category sponsors Thrings Solicitors, Basepoint Business Centre, Elm Workspace, Britannia Quickmove, Hartham Park and the Corsham Institute.

There are 12 categories you can enter, these are:

  1. Most Innovative Tech Solution
  2. Best User Experience
  3. The Cutting IT Award: Recognising emerging technologies – Sponsored by Britannia Quickmove
  4. Using Tech to Transform Business – Sponsored by Elm Workspace
  5. Driven by Data
  6. Tech Team of the Year
  7. Cloud Innovation of the Year – Sponsored by Thrings
  8. Best Tech Security
  9. Social Impact Award
  10. Future Tech Superstar
  11. Best Tech Support Service – Sponsored by Basepoint Business Centre, Swindon
  12. Flying the Flag for Swindon & Wiltshire Tech – Sponsored by Swindon & Wiltshire LEP

Techies organiser, Anita Jaynes, said, “The awards are open to all businesses regardless of size. You could be a one-man-band working in your bedroom or a large corporation. Our judges will be reviewing entries on merit and what has been achieved by the entrants in each category.

“You don’t have to be a tech focussed business to enter the awards. All firms with IT departments or using tech in an innovative way are invited to enter. We are also looking for more young entrepreneurs, students and apprentices to enter this year. There is so much talent in Swindon and Wiltshire and we want to celebrate it!”

The awards close for entries on April 8, 2019. To find out more and to submit your entry visit: www.the-techies-sw.co.uk

There will be an award ceremony at Hartham Park, Corsham on Thursday 9th May 2019. Tickets for the event cost £40 and include a drink, bowl food, the award ceremony and entertainment. However, early-bird tickets are now available for a limited time only at £30 each, book yours today!

Get a flavour for the Techies by watching last year’s highlights video. It’s not another boring chicken dinner, black tie affair! Last year’s event was compared to one hosted in Silicon Valley.