From your first school trophy to an A plus grade, an Olympic Gold to the glam of the Grammys, it is human nature to enjoy a very public pat on the back for a job exceptionally done.
According to research by Boost, around 72% of buyers are influenced by tech awards when buying IT services or software. Awards give recognition for the late nights, blood, sweat and tears that puts you on a pedestal and can quickly catapult a business into the limelight – but you need to be in it to win it.
Whether you’re a software start-up or a big brand global player, niche or mainstream, established or market disrupting, there is an award to celebrate what you do best.
Depending on which industry you’re in, there will be a host of different sector-specific opportunities you can pursue, but here’s our round up of some of the main generic software and tech awards which should also be on your hitlist.
The European IT & Software Excellence Awards
These awards focus on software development, IT and Telecoms solutions provision. They welcome entries from across Europe but are mostly UK-focused and tend to attract the smaller providers.
The SaaS Awards
These awards give recognition to innovative software solutions providers from across the globe.
Women in Tech Excellence Awards
The Women in Tech Excellence Awards is designed to encourage female IT leaders of tomorrow by recognising and promoted the talented women currently in the industry today.
The Sunday Times Tech Track 100
This league table, compiled by Fast Track and published by The Sunday Times, ranks tech companies with the fastest-growing sales over the last three years.
The UK IT Industry Awards
Organised by The Chartered Institute for IT and Computing, these awards celebrate the positive impact it has on business and the wider world. It rewards the people who are creating a better world through IT.
UK Tech Awards
These awards celebrate the successes of publicly quoted, AIM and fast-growing private tech companies.
Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50
Currently in its 23rd year, the Deloitte-organised awards celebrate tech innovation and entrepreneurship, ranking companies based on their revenue growth over the last four years.
The Women in IT Awards
Organised by business technology site Information Age, this global series of awards aims to promote recruiting and retaining female tech talent and redress the gender imbalance in the sector. It celebrates the achievements of women in the sector and shines the limelight on new role models.
UK Business Tech Awards
Celebrates the UK’s finest tech businesses and rewards innovative and exceptional application of technology to transform and grow business.
The awards feature a variety of categories celebrating companies, individuals, applications, use of data, deals and technology transformation.
From innovative clean-tech pioneers and COVID heroes to start ups and international giants, these awards are structured to showcase companies of all sizes and disciplines.
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