GP Bullhound announces winners of 2023 Northern Tech Awards
GP Bullhound has revealed the winners of the 2023 Northern Tech Awards during a ceremony at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on 20 April 2023.
The awards celebrated the leading tech businesses in the North of England and Scotland, drawing 250 CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business leaders in the digital economy. The Top 100 Northern Tech Awards league table disclosed the ranking of the fastest-growing and most successful tech companies in the region, while the Northern Stars awards highlighted earlier-stage companies with the most potential for success in the coming years.
The winners of the 2023 Northern Tech Awards include Burendo as the Fastest Growing Company of the Year, Fruugo.com as the Fastest Growing Larger Company of the Year, and Shot Scope, which won the Judges’ Innovation Award. The full list of winners spans various categories, showcasing the diversity and innovation present in the Northern tech ecosystem.
The full list of the 2023 Northern Tech Awards winners:
- Fastest Growing Company of the Year: Burendo
- Fastest Growing Larger Company of the Year: Fruugo.com
- Judges’ Innovation Award: Shot Scope
- Judges’ Award for International Success: CurrentBody
- Judges’ Leadership Award: Opencast Software
- Judges’ Tech4Good Award: Cognassist
- Judges’ Entrepreneur Award: Planixs
- Judges’ Young Entrepreneur Award: Horsefly
- Overall Judges’ Award: CurrentBody
- Northern Star Innovation Award: UMA
- Northern Star Leadership Award: Sticky
- Northern Star Award for potential International Success: GigPig
- Northern Star Overall Judges’ Award: Recast
Amiqus, named the fastest-growing tech business in Scotland in the 2022 Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 rankings, has also been chosen as one of GP Bullhound’s ‘Northern Stars’ — technology scaleup companies to watch in the coming months and years.
Javed Huq, executive director at GP Bullhound, praised the resilience of the entrepreneurs in the Northern tech sector, which thrived in 2022 despite a challenging environment. GP Bullhound’s analysis revealed that the Top 100 fastest-growing tech companies in the North achieved an average growth rate of 42%, while the Top 10 had an average growth rate of 119%.
Sponsors of the Northern Tech Awards include Cazenove Capital, SVB UK, London Stock Exchange, and Shepherd Wedderburn.