Polly Purvis CEO of ScotlandIS
Polly Purvis CEO of ScotlandIS

Shortlist announced for ScotlandIS Digital Tech Awards

ScotlandIS, the trade body for Scotland’s digital technologies industry, has unveiled the shortlist for its hotly contested 2018 Digital Technology Awards.

The awards, now in their eighth year, celebrate the wealth of talent and innovation in Scotland’s world-class digital technologies industry. This year the awards received a significant number of entries from a diverse range of companies, reflecting the strength of the sector.

The judging panel included experts, champions and influencers from across the digital technology industry.

Polly Purvis CEO of ScotlandIS said: “We are a small country with outstanding capabilities reflected in the diversity, scale and innovation of the companies on the shortlist.  We’ve received entries from so many exciting companies who are growing, and developing new products and services in response to the opportunities created by the pace of change in the digital world, creating tough choices for the judges. The continued success of the industry is reflected in the awards, which highlight the wealth of opportunities available to those considering a career in this vibrant sector. ”

There are 12 trophies available this year including: Digital Technology Business of the Year, Outstanding Marketing Performance by a Tech Company and the Leadership Award.

The 2018 finalists are:

Best B2B Technology Product / Service
Firefish
Float
FreeAgent

Best B2C Technology Product / Service
Arnold Clark
Frog Systems Ltd
NeateBox Ltd

Best Financial Services Product / Service (sponsored by Avaloq)
Beeks Financial Cloud
FreeAgent
ShareIn

Best Public Sector Product / Service
Connect
Mind of My Own
NHS24
StormID

Best Education Provider / Training Programme
Apps for Good

CodeClan
The Data Lab

Outstanding Marketing Performance by a Tech Company
Big Red Digital
Ideagen
Nucleus Financial

Transformational Innovation Through Data (sponsored by the DataLab)
Meterology
Previse
Urban Tide

Digital Agency of the Year (sponsored by Search)
Exclamation Marketing
iProspect
StormID

Leader of the Year (sponsored by Head Resourcing)
Burness Paull LLP – Callum Sinclair
iProspect – Anneli Ritari-Stewart
ShareIn – Jude Cook

Emerging Digital Tech Business of the Year
Cognative Geology
Global Rugby Network
Wallet Services
Beringar

Small – Medium Digital Tech Business of the Year (sponsored by Net Talent)
Beeks Financial Cloud
Procure Wizard
Waracle

Large Digital Tech Business of the Year
Craneware
Nucleus Financial
Skyscanner

This year’s sponsors are Avaloq, Cathcart Associates, Digit, The Data Lab, Head Resourcing, Search and Net Talent.

Scotland’s digital technologies industry contributes £6 billion in GVA to the economy and some 65,000 people are employed in the sector, which is enjoying considerable success and growth. According to KPMG’s Tech Monitor, the number of tech sector enterprises in Scotland grew 43.4 per cent between 2010 and 2015, second only to London (54.6 per cent).