Finalists announced for Wales Technology Awards 2019

The finalists for the seventh-consecutive Wales Technology Awards have been revealed after an intense judging period.

Organised by the ESTnet, the awards celebrate the success and innovation of Welsh tech entrepreneurs, companies and professionals.

According to the organisers, the 2019 event has grown “with a record number of entries received” and showcases “the diverse range of technology businesses in Wales”.

Held in partnership with headline sponsor Cardiff Metropolitan University and their School of Technologies, the 2019 ceremony will take place on June 20th at City Hall, Cardiff.

Judges received entries from companies in a range of industry verticals, including cybersecurity, robotics, artificial intelligence, data services, fintech and healthtech.

Wales Technology Awards 2019 full shortlist:

The Sir Michael Moritz Tech Start-up Award

  • Awen Collective
  • Concentric
  • Credas
  • Drone Evolution
  • Lion Dog Apps
  • NearMeNow
  • Nightingale HQ
  • Route Konnect
  • Security Foundry
  • Talent Ticker
  • Tendertec

Innovative Product Award

  • Glyndwr Innovations
  • Voltrics
  • weflip

Technology Leader of the Year

  • Eifion Evans– Pugh Computers
  • Jackson Hull – GoCompare
  • Victoria Mann – Near Me Now

Best Tech Workplace

  • Bipsync UK Ltd
  • K Sharp Ltd
  • Talent Ticker

Best New Talent

  • Gerad Church – GoCompare
  • Lucy Heskins – Careercake
  • James Thomas -KSR Electronic Systems

International Impact Award

  • Bipsync UK Ltd
  • CDSM
  • Delio
  • Object Matrix
  • RFIDdirect Ltd
  • TXO Systems

Avril Lewis MBE, managing director of the ESTnet said: “The competition has been especially fierce this year, with the awards receiving a record number of entries from a diverse range of technology businesses.

“The Wales Technology Awards are important in recognising the achievements from the Welsh technology industry and the cultural, social and economic contributions Wales’ vibrant, enabling technology companies make to the UK and indeed internationally.

“What makes this year’s awards particularly excitin is  the range of new up and coming businesses that have made the shortlist, along with the established names in the Welsh technology sector.”

Prof Jon Platts, Dean of Cardiff School of Technologies, added:  “We are delighted to support the ESTnet as the Headline Partner of the Wales Technology Awards 2019. The Cardiff School of Technologies is designed to meet the employment needs of South Wales and its growing tech sector.

“We partner with a wide range of technology-focused companies to ensure that we are developing the skills required by employers, in a sector with an increasing number of highly-paid graduate level careers.

“The Wales Technology Awards provide an excellent opportunity to recognise the wide range of sector-leading work being carried out by Welsh tech businesses on both a national and a global scale. We look forward to learning more about the innovative work taking place across the sector.”