Posted on March 31, 2017 by staff

REVEALED: The Northern Tech Awards winners in full


The 100 fastest growing tech firms in the North were honoured in the prestigious Northern Tech Awards ceremony in Newcastle last night.

Data compiled by GP Bullhound and Tech North revealed that between them the 100 fastest growing tech firms in the north generated over £1.9bn in revenue in 2016.

The list featured high growth achievers such as Tyres on the Drive, Sky Betting and Gaming and Panintelligence.

The prize for the fastest growing company went to The Car Buying Group, followed in second place by TVSquared.

In particular the strength of software development in the North was highlighted, with a total of 31 software companies in the 100 fastest growing companies.

Of these, 19 were recognised within the top 50 fastest growing companies.

This represents an increase on the 12 software businesses included in the top 50 last year, increasing the sector’s total share to 38 per cent in 2017.

The Northern Tech Awards celebrate the continued expansion of the Northern digital economy, which continues to go from strength to strength.

In addition to the 100 fastest growing companies the winners of nine tech awards were revealed with the Overall Judges’ Award  going to The Hut Group.

Hugh Campbell, managing partner of GP Bullhound, commented: “After years of huge potential, Northern tech companies now command the valuations and deals worthy of international recognition.

“The tech sector in the North is more robust than ever and high profile transactions will continue establishing the region’s reputation as a home for profitable tech companies, a real depth of talent and genuine software innovation.”

Richard Flint, CEO of Sky Betting and Gaming and judge at the Northern Tech Awards, added: “The awards have shown just how strong the tech sector is in the North.

“The rapid growth achieved by so many of these fantastic companies is testament to the innovation and ingenuity present in the region.”

The Northern Tech Awards 2017 are presented by GP Bullhound as a not-for-profit event with the support and sponsorship of Tech North, Barclays, OBI Property, Performance Horizon, Squire Patton Boggs, Teesside University, Tees Valley Combined Authority, Berenberg, Frazer John Recruitment, Inflexion, London Stock Exchange, Mercia Technologies and Seven Hills.

The full list of Award winners and final ranking of the top 100 companies are:2017 Northern Tech Awards Winners:

• Northern Stars Winner: Air Time RewardsFastest Growing Company

• Fastest Growing Larger Company: Evolution Funding

• Judges’ Innovation Award: Zero Light

• Judges’ Award for International Success: Interact

• Judges’ Leadership Award: Godel Tech

• Tech4Good Award – Reason Digital

• Local Hero Award: Charlie Hoult, Dynamo North East

• Young Entrepreneur Award: The Floow

• Overall Judges’ Award : The Hut Group

Northern Tech 100 League : 

1. The Car Buying Group

2. TVSquared

3. the Lad Bible

4. Double Eleven

5. Trak Global Group

6. Purple WiFi

7. Profile Financial

8. AccessPay

9. ZeroLight

10. Control F1

11. Hdgehog Lab

12. BigChange Apps

13. Hyperdrive Innovation Ltd

14. Pimoroni

15. Tyres on the Drive


17. 3Squared

18. Redu Group

19. Rradar

20. Cloud Technology Solutions

21. InVentry


23. TribePad

24. Giacom World Networks

25. Performance Horizon

26. Degree 53

27. Evolution Funding

28. LPW Technology

29. Azzure IT

30. Shield Safety Group

31. Godel Technologies Europe

32. The Floow

33. Bede Gaming

34. Panintelligence

35. Intechnica

36. Telcom Networks

37. Engage Interactive

38. Reason Digital

39. Interact

40. Hiring Hub

41. The Hut Group

42. Zuto

43. Sky Betting and Gaming

44. MPD Group

45. Team17

46. Resulting

47. Connexin

48. Evoke Creative

49. Parallax

50. Utiligroup

51. Impulsepay

52. Mobysoft

53. Airangel

54. Metronet (UK)

55. Angel Solutions

56. Mando

57. Chess

58. MTech IT Solutions

59. Really Good Domains Ltd TA

60. Advancery

61. Sumo Digital

62. Ampersand Commerce

63. Opencast Software Europe

64. Aspire Technology Solutions

65. Fat Media

66. SafeGuard

67. Elementary Technology

68. Pink Boutique

69. Mobica

70. TPP

71. Apadmi

72. eBECS

73. Sykes Cottages

74. Better2Know

75. ProVu Communications

76. The ESP Group

77. IDHL Group (WMG Logo, ID, NetConstruct)

78. Energy and Compliance Technology Limited trading as C365Cloud

79. Vaioni

80. Everything Different

81. Venn Digital

82. OpenCRM

83. Fresh Generation UK

84. Pure Technology Group

85. Visualsoft

86. ResponseTap

87. UKFast


89. Uniform

90. Wax Digital

91. NiteSite

92. SimpleUsability

93. Sonocent

94. Blue Logic

95. Delete Agency

96. Axon

97. Context Public Relations

98. 4040 Media

99. Yoomee

100. Invosy