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Posted on August 22, 2019 by staff

Final weekend of voting for Yorkshire & Humberside Tech 50

This weekend is the final chance to cast your vote in our Yorkshire & Humberside Tech 50 initiative.

For a week and a half, the general public has voted on our long-list of 128 disruptive companies who are using tech in innovative ways.

It has attracted more than 700 votes so far – and every vote could now be crucial in getting a company into the final 50 ranking, or in moving it higher up the list.

The final 50 ranking, which will be published on Monday September 9th, will be decided by a combination of choices from a panel of judges and the public vote.

Each of our judges will choose their top 15 companies. They are:

  • Amy De-Balsi, owner, Herd Careers, head of innovation and partnerships in Leeds, Bruntwood
  • Chris Dymond, director, Sheffield Digital
  • Jem Henderson, entrepreneur engagement manager (Yorkshire), Tech Nation
  • Chelsea Boothroyd, engagement manager, Nexus
  • Zak Ahmed, director, AALFY
  • Laura Harper, general counsel, business & legal affairs, Firesprite
  • Kane Fulton, entrepreneur engagement content manager, Tech Nation
  • Ryan Gracey, tech and IP solicitor, Gordons LLP
  • Jonathan Symcox, editor, BusinessCloud

We have included the names of the companies, the boroughs in which they are based and a short description of what they do.

Businesses must be harnessing tech in a disruptive way and be able to demonstrate that. They may also have evidence of:

  • high/fast-growing turnover
  • workforce growth
  • investment/high-profile backers

They are all tech-first organisations. We have not included large companies in other sectors with internal R&D departments, or technology infrastructure businesses such as telecoms.