Scotland’s digital technology sector 'thriving' as entries flood in for awards
Record number of entries for trade association awards set to take place next month
Scotland’s digital technology sector is “thriving”, industry trade body ScotlandIS has claimed, after entries for its annual awards reached a record level.
The awards, which are now in their sixth year, saw the number of entries increase by half on last year ahead of next month’s ceremony in Glasgow.
Informed Solutions, School Cloud Systems and Spider Online will compete for the best public sector product or service award, one of 15 categories this year.
Meanwhile, Iomart and Skyscanner will go head to head for the large digital tech business award, while Administrate, Calnex and Edge Testing are shortlisted for the mid-sized business category. Admino, Escrivo, and Mallzee will vie for the small digital tech business award.
Polly Purvis, CEO of ScotlandIS, said: “The Scottish digital technology 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, up by over 50 per cent 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.”
ScotlandIS represents over 250 software, telecoms, IT and digital agency businesses throughout Scotland. The full shortlist can be found below.
Best B2B Technology Product/Service: Edge Testing; FreeAgent; Swipii; Zonal Retail Data Systems
Best B2C Technology Product/Service: Mallzee; StormID
International Technology Star: FanDuel; HotDocs; Traceall Global
Best Financial Services Product/Service: Float; Nucleus; Share In
Best Public Sector Product/Service: Informed Solutions; School Cloud Systems; Spider Online
Best Education Provider/Training Programme: 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: Barrachd; Global Surface Intelligence; The Royal Bank of Scotland
CEO of the Year: Administrate; Clear Returns; Edge Testing; Mallzee
Digital Agency of the Year: 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
Mid-sized Digital Tech Business of the Year: Administrate; Calnex; Edge Testing
Large Digital Tech Business of the Year: Iomart; Skyscanner
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