The SPARKies 14 | 10 | 2021

shining a light on the very best people, products and companies that make up the tech sector in Bristol, Bath and the West


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Welcome to The SPARKies Awards!

The digital and tech awards for the West is heading back to Bristol in 2021.

For the 9th consecutive year, we'll be shining a light on the very best people, products and companies that make up the tech sector in Bristol, Bath and the broader West of England region. We can't wait!

The SPARKies will be back October 14th, at 7pm. Tickets on sale now below!👇 This year we're back in Bristol and will be meeting in person! 

There are 17 categories representing the brilliance of the tech scene in the West up for grabs. We're celebrating the entire local tech spectrum - including those wonderful people and companies that work tirelessly to support and grow the cluster.


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People's Choice

Voting for the People's Choice Award is currently open! It's sponsored by our friends at Bishop Fleming. Vote below

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The SPARKies is a not-for-profit event with any surplus reinvested into the community. 

We purposefully price tickets as low as possible to enable as many people across the community to attend as possible. For your ticket price you get a drink on arrival, 3 x drinks tokens, a street food voucher and access to the awards.

We have a SPARKies ticket bursary for people who are underrepresented in the community or can't afford to attend. Drop us a note at 

The Venue

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We'll be bringing the best tech in the west to The Showroom on Bath Road.

The space is a new studio, formerly a garage and car showroom. We'll be transforming it for the night in true SPARKies style, before handing the studio back over to Netflix who'll be filming their latest production there.

The Showroom will be kitted out with indoor space for the awards and a large outdoor space for our  drinks reception and street food market, including Jafra Kitchen, Pizza Rova and LOKI POKÉ. Watch out for fairy lights,  fire pits and our Expresso Martini bar! 


Thank You To Our Sponsors

Bar Sponsor Ashfords
VR/AR Sponsor Bath & North East Somerset Council
People's Choice Sponsor Bishop Flemming
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FutureSPARK Sponsor Future Space
Cyber Security Firm Sponsor Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers
Best Place to Work Sponsor Interaction
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About TechSPARK UK

TechSPARK is a not-for-profit network dedicated to connecting, educating and strengthening the digi-tech cluster in the West.

We work with tech and digital businesses from Startups to Scaleups, SME’s to Global Corporations based in the region to help  them to grow, using our connections and knowledge.

We engage with over 35,000 people monthly highlighting the best in tech in the West and bringing people together at regular events. 


Qualifying Region

All entrants to The SPARKies  must be based within Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon or South Gloucester, including Bristol, Bath and Swindon. This is the region detailed on the map below.

If the organisation is headquartered elsewhere, but has a regional office which qualifies, it may still enter the awards. However, the activities detailed in the entry must have been led from the qualifying office.

The judge's decision regarding the eligibility of entries is final.