Manchester, the home of the Industrial Revolution, is now a major hub for tech and digital innovation – from start-ups to scale ups and SMEs to global brands.
Greater Manchester now has the largest tech and digital economy outside of London, as well as being the fastest growing tech and digital hub in the North of England. Its access to local business and technical talent and the resources of world leading universities, coupled with competitive business and living costs, has enabled Manchester’s digital and tech sectors to grow significantly over the last decade, attracting an influx of start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Manchester’s tech reputation has been further boosted by its ability to attract the world-class companies leading the Digital Revolution - including, Google and Amazon - adding to the region’s existing strengths in AI, data, ecommerce, fintech and gaming.
Manchester has earned its deserved place as a city to work and live in and these awards aim to recognise individuals, companies, and institutions from across tech and digital industries - the innovators, enablers, change makers and wealth creators, from both the private and public sectors.
Our judges will be looking for the best of the best, based on evidence including: consistent and profitable growth, technological innovation, economic and civic impact, leadership, culture, and social, corporate and environmental responsibility.