Posted on August 13, 2019 by staff

Yorkshire & Humberside Tech 50: Vote for region’s exciting firms


The day has arrived to cast your vote for Yorkshire & Humberside’s most exciting technology company – welcome to Yorkshire & Humberside Tech 50.

After sifting through nominations and carrying out our own research, we have compiled a long-list of 128 disruptive companies who are using tech in innovative ways.

We have assembled a stellar panel of judges who will each choose their top 15 companies. They are:

  • Amy De-Balsi, 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
  • Jonathan Symcox, editor, BusinessCloud

For the next two weeks we are also running a voting process for the general public. You have until 11pm on Sunday August 25th to vote.

Vote for Yorkshire & Humberside’s most exciting tech firm now!

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

We have included the names of the companies, where 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, eCommerce retailers or technology infrastructure businesses such as telecoms. Agencies must be developing bespoke innovative solutions using the latest technologies.

Vote for Yorkshire & Humberside’s most exciting tech firm now!