Welcome to BusinessCloud’s SportTech 50 ranking for 2021.

Tappit, a cashless payment systems for sporting events, tops the inaugural annual ranking of the UK companies creating original technology for sports and fitness performance, consumption and administration.

Following the creation of a 75-strong shortlist, the final ranking was decided by a combination of selections from an independent judging panel (see below) and a public vote among readers of BusinessCloud which attracted more than 500 votes.

You can click on the company names to see what they do. Businesses yet to purchase an extended profile, including a logo, website links and content promotion, can email the editor here if they wish to do so.

  • Rebecca Hopkins, CEO, STA Group
  • Tash Carpenter, director of communications, English Institute of Sport
  • Dr Jon Roberts, head of sports technology research group, Sports Technology Institute, Loughborough University
  • Jonathan Symcox, editor, BusinessCloud