The SPARKies Awards 2024

Nominations Now Closed

Mentor of the Year

This award is for the person that has excelled at supporting a tech company of founder.


Hardware Award

For the new hardware or application of existing hardware that solves problems in new ways.


Best Cyber Firm

For the company doing the most exciting things in cyber security.


Data Data Data

Projects that are pushing the limits of what we can do with data.


Community Award

For the individual or company doing the most to support the whole tech community.


Best Place to Work in Tech

The company who have gone the extra mile for people that work for them.

sponsored by Interaction Ltd

Totally Killing It Award

The company that has made the most out of the last 12 months.

Best Digital Design

For the best web, software or experience design in the last year.

The Good Award

The best use of tech for good, from green tech to health tech or other tech use of social good.



Startup of the Year

For the one of watch businesses started in the last 3 years achieving success

sponsored by Mercia


Scaleup of the Year

For the company with over 10 people or a turnover of £1M who are showing great growth.

sponsored by Rocketmakers



For people under 25 – employee, postgrad or founder showing commitment or initiative.



Best Use of VR

Recognising the best way VR, MR, 360 video or merged media has been utilised.



Most Innovative Use of Tech

For the company, person or project using tech in the most innovative way.

sponsored by Script IP


Founder of the Year

Those who have shown entrepreneurial spirit, commitment, enthusiasm & success.



The People's Choice

Tell us who you think the best company in the west is and our audience will decide!



Awesome Human Award

Celebrating a person with a clear impact & long term contribution to the cluster.