Start-ups and individuals from the Innovation Birmingham Campus were recognised as some of the region’s leading contributors to technology-based and innovative activities at the Silicon Canal Tech Awards 2017, an annual ceremony organised by the not-for-profit organisation Silicon Canal.
The sell-out evening, held on Thursday 23rd November at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, marked the second ceremony so far in the awards series, featuring a thought-provoking address on the region’s technological and innovative offering from Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street.
Amongst the accolades recognising technical developers, investment-based specialists, tech influencers as well as small and large tech companies, five were awarded to Innovation Birmingham Campus innovators on the night. Cliff Dennett, Head of Business Development at the Innovation Birmingham Campus said:
“The Silicon Canal Tech Awards is a great event providing annual recognition for the region’s tech talent. We are thrilled that Campus businesses and individuals were so well represented in terms of providing innovative products and services.”
Campus award-winners included School of Code’s Clare Street (Graduate Developer), GuyKat Solutions’ Hannah Quinton (Developer), Entrepreneurs for the Future’s Naomi Watts’s (Most Influential Female in Technology), Icarus Parts (Start-up of the Year), and Majestic’s Dixon Jones (Outstanding Individual of the Year). Guy McEvoy, CEO at GuyKat said:
"This is recognition that Hannah deserves. Her passion and enthusiasm for what she does is contagious. Project after project client feedback is that what she has built exceeded expectations - and we deal with some of the largest and most demanding brands out there.
"It really is no exaggeration to say her and her team are amongst the best Adobe Captivate developers in the world. They make complex stuff seem simple online. It's brilliant that Birmingham has this capability, and it's brilliant it has been recognised."
In addition to Campus-based success, Mark Jones (Angel or Seed Investor), Packt Publishing’s Dave Maclean (Most Influential Male in Technology), Vanti (Small Tech Company) and Click Travel (Large Tech Company) also received recognition for work in the technology sector. Joseph Kibbler, Founder of award-winning online car parts platform Icarus Parts said:
“It is a great achievement to win Start-up of the Year at the Silicon Canal Tech Awards, this is a sign of recognition for the work that Icarus Parts has carried out over the past 12 months. The awards ceremony highlights the support that we have received from this network focusing on technology and innovation in the region.”
For more information on the Silicon Canal Tech Awards, please visit the official website.