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Fruit Market

Humber Street, Hull

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Celebrating the creative development and use of digital tech in our region.

Technology is at the heart of everything we do.  It has enabled businesses to communicate, innovate and grow in a way never before thought possible.  People can now hold conferences and come face-to-face with business leaders anywhere in the world, at the touch of a button.  Businesses are better connected today than ever before. Using digital apps and software, they are able to monitor their own productivity, export to new corners of the planet, find new clients and customers, or use mind-blowing augmented and virtual reality to bring their creations to life.

Hull and the Humber are seen as a hotspot for digital activity.

Tech start-up firms and established digital businesses are now working together closer than ever before, as they share ideas and talents.  At the same time as all this is happening, “traditional” businesses working in all sectors – be it manufacturing, construction or food – are finding new ways to boost their day-to-day operations with technology.

Every business is becoming truly digital.

KCOM and Hull Live are therefore proud to host for a fifth year The Tech Awards (formerly known as The Digital Awards), which celebrate and highlight digital businesses of all shapes and sizes.

We have some brand new categories up for grabs, including Woman in Tech and Digital Team of the Year, along with the return of favourites including Young Person in Tech and Tech Start-up of the Year.

This year’s awards are hosted by the Gadget Show’s Georgie Barrat, the awards will also return to its roots, in a street-style night of celebration in the former home in Fruit in Humber Street on Wednesday, October 2.

The 2019 Tech Awards will also this year coincide with the Humber Tech Expo, taking place on October 1 and 2.

The Event

Launch date
Wed 26 Jun
Closing Date
Sun 25 Aug
Awards Ceremony
Wed 2 Oct
Mon 2 Sep

Hull and Humber Tech Awards 2019 WINNERS:

Woman in Tech Award

Joanne Dixon


Young Person in Tech

Brandon Ellis-Cairns


Tech Start up of the Year

Bombyx PLM


eCommerce Transactions Award


Use of Tech in a ‘Traditional Business’ Award

Miller Graphics



Fastest Growing Tech Business of the Year



Tech Team of the Year



Tech Disruptor of the Year

Rockar Digital


Leadership in Technology

Joanne Dixon


Tech Business of the Year

Rockar Digital

Outstanding Contribution Award



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To celebrate the people, businesses and organisations using digital innovation to drive positive change for the regional economy and its people. The awards will recognise everything from pure-play digital companies to traditional firms using digital innovation to transform their business. The awards are open to individuals based in or connected to Hull and East Yorkshire.

Woman in Tech Award

Young Person in Tech (under the age of 30)

Tech Start up of the Year

eCommerce/Transactions Award

Use of Tech in a 'Traditional Business' Award

Fastest Growing Tech Business of the Year

Tech Disruptor of the Year

Tech Team of the Year

Tech Business of the Year

Leadership in Technology

Outstanding Contribution Award

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The Judges

David Keel

Chair of C4DI

Jonathan Elvidge


David Summerbell

Barclays UK

Claire Clark


Rob Lewis

54 Degrees North

Ian Shepherd

President of Hull Kingston Rotary

Kaylene Potts


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If you require any help or assistance with completing the entry form or have any questions, please get in touch.

Jane Smallwood
Head of Event Management
Gracie Harvey
Events Marketing Executive