Digital Technology Awards Shortlist Announced

Growth in Scotland’s digital sector has been reflected by a 50 per cent jump in entries to the annual Digital Technology Awards.

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12/04/2016

The awards, now in their sixth year, celebrate the talent and ideas abundant in Scotland’s world-class digital technologies industry. This year the awards received a record number of entries, reflecting the health of the sector.

Polly Purvis CEO of ScotlandIS said: “The Scottish digital technologies sector is not just buoyant, it is thriving. It continues to grow year on year. I am delighted to see this reflected in the number of entries for the competition, which have doubled this year. The diversity, scale and sheer innovation of the companies on the shortlist is impressive and demonstrates the opportunities which are available for those interested in a career in the sector.”

There are fifteen gongs up for grabs this year with several new categories making their debut including: CEO of the Year, Education Provider / Training Programme and the Data Lab sponsored Transformational Innovation Through Data award.

Iomart and Skyscanner will go head to head for the Large Digital Tech Business award whilst Administrate, Calnex, and Edge Testing are shortlisted for the Midsized Business category. Adimo, Escrivo, and Mallzee vie for the Small Digital Tech Business gong. Start-ups are also celebrated in the Emerging Digital Tech Business of the Year category with the nominees being Cofficient, Indigo Technologies, and Senshi Digital. The winners of the awards will be unveiled at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow on 20 April.

The 2016 finalists are:

Best B2B Technology Product / Service - Sponsored by Cathcart Associates

  • Edge Testing
  • FreeAgent
  • Swipii
  • Zonal Retail Data Systems

Best B2C Technology Product / Service - Sponsored by Head Resourcing

  • Mallzee
  • StormID

International Technology Star - Sponsored by doc-department

  • FanDuel
  • HotDocs
  • Traceall Global

Best Financial Services Product / Service - Sponsored by Bright Purple

  • Float
  • Nucleus
  • Share In

Best Public Sector Product / Service - Sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise

  • Informed Solutions
  • School Cloud Systems
  • Spider Online

Best Education Provider / Training Programme - Sponsored by SQA

  • Avaloq
  • Edge Testing
  • PLAN C (Professional Learning and Networking for Computing)

Outstanding Marketing Performance by a Tech Company

  • Nucleus
  • Rookie Oven

Investment Deal of the Year

  • DataVita
  • FreeAgent
  • Mallzee

Transformational Innovation Through Data - Sponsored by The Data Lab

  • Barrachd
  • Global Surface Intelligence
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland

CEO of the Year - Sponsored by Shepherd & Wedderburn

  • Administrate
  • Clear Returns
  • Edge Testing
  • Mallzee

Digital Agency of the Year - Enigma People Solutions   

  • Ambergreen Internet Marketing Ltd
  • MadeBrave
  • StormID

Emerging Digital Tech Business of the Year 

  • Cofficient
  • Indigo Technologies
  • Senshi Digital

Small Digital Tech Business of the Year

  • Adimo
  • Escrivo
  • Mallzee

Midsized Digital Tech Business of the Year - Sponsored by Hudson

  • Administrate
  • Calnex
  • Edge Testing

Large Digital Tech Business of the Year - Sponsored by Hudson

  • Iomart
  • Skyscanner

Congratulations to all our nominees and thank you to everyone who has taken the time to enter, our judges really did have a hard time narrowing the field. 

Thank you to this years sponsors: Cathcart Associates, Head Resourcing, Bright Purple, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, SQA, The Data Lab, doc-department, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, Enigma People Solutions and Hudson.

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