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The Global Business Tech Awards categories celebrate tools, apps, companies and teams. Categories span multiple industry sectors as judges understand that verticals have different guidelines and regulations, hurdles and challenges and in some cases outcomes. Entries are welcomed from large, small, in-house and start-up agencies. Quote real figures where you can, judges love hard numbers that prove ROI. Include client quotes and testimonials, use infographics to easily and quickly explain your results.

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COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The company of the year categories recognise the trailblazers across multiple industries that have demonstrated exceptional prowess in leveraging cutting-edge technology to drive transformative business outcomes. Judges are looking for a company that shows exceptional commitment to delivering the very best in their sector, demonstrates best practice and shows an innovative and creative approach to the work they deliver.

HEALTHTECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR
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From 3D printing organs to video calling doctors, from curing disease through big data to wearables that monitor chronic conditions, healthcare is a sector ripe for disruption. Judges are looking to celebrate the pioneering companies using technology to improve the well-being of patients and revolutionise healthcare.
FINTECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR
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A wide-ranging and exciting category that incorporates the likes of InsurTech, cryptocurrency and digital banks, the judges want to see evidence of the companies using technology to transform the sector but staying on the right side of the extensive regulatory issues.
ECOMMERCE COMPANY OF THE YEAR
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Standing out in the crowded world of online shopping can be a challenge when it takes customers a matter of seconds to abandon their cart and move to a competitor if your site doesn’t perform. Whether you’re a bricks-and-mortar store expanding your online presence or an online-only business rapidly innovating, we want to hear from the fast-growth sites that are implementing new ways of doing things. While sales are a crucial measure of success, user experience and strategy will also play a huge part in creating a site that makes its mark.
MANUFACTURING TECH DISRUPTOR OF THE YEAR
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Manufacturing is no stranger to technological innovation, with machines forming the bedrock of the sector. Judges want to hear from those firms leading the way for the next generation of manufacturing, whether it’s through automation, digital innovation or emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence.
TRANSPORT TECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR
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This category aims to recognize the tech innovators disrupting the transport sector – from driverless cars to smart roads to apps that help people get where they need to be quicker or reduce accident rates. Judges want to hear from those who are helping connect the country and shake up the network leaving travellers with a smoother, more efficient ride.
EDTECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR
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Across nurseries, schools, colleges and university tech is being used to educate. With the potential to scale, teach in a fun way, support time-poor teachers and provide extra resources outside of the classroom, technology is shaping the way that we learn. Judges are looking for game-changing technology in the world of education.
SAAS COMPANY OF THE YEAR
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As tech develops at an ever-faster rate of noughts, the need for software services is seeing exponential growth. Whether your software is public or private, off or on-premise, if your software solution is delivering results, the judges want to hear about it and what you have achieved.
AD TECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR
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Judges are looking for software that is transforming how brands, agencies and publishers create, run, measure and manage digital advertising campaigns on whichever platform they choose.
PROPERTY TECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR
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Judges are looking for technology that is contributing to the real estate industry. Whether the tech is making buying and selling seamless or ensuring landlords extract top-line and bottom-line gains judges want to see innovation that is changing the property landscape.
HOSTING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
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If you are embracing trends, demonstrating innovation, delivering solutions and solving problems to keep your uptime up and site speeds at a maximum, then judges want to know your facts and figures.
CYBER SECURITY COMPANY OF THE YEAR
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In this day and age, cyber security has never been more important to the digital industry. Judges want to recognise and celebrate the tech that is protecting citizens online, reducing cybercrime and leading innovation in the sector.

APPLICATION OF TECH/BEST USE OF DATA/APP OF THE YEAR AWARDS

These categories highlight the organizations that have harnessed technology in the most innovative and impactful way to address business challenges. Whether you’ve harnessed the power of data analytics to inform strategic decision-making, implemented ground-breaking solutions, or captured the hearts and minds of users while delivering unparalleled value, the judges are looking for the impact on the user and its efforts to redefine market standards.

BEST APPLICATION OF TECH – SECURITY
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An award to recognize exceptional use of technology in the security sector. The judges will be looking for the thinking and approach specific to the needs of the security sector and the client’s or company’s goals.
BEST APPLICATION OF TECH – PUBLIC SECTOR
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An award to recognize exceptional use of technology in the public sector. The judges will be looking for the thinking and approach specific to the needs of the public sector and the client’s or company’s goals.
BEST USE OF DATA
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Data is key to all effective tech implementation, judges are looking for an innovative use of data which has delivered clear and exceptional results and produced exceptional ROI or improvement in communication, process or been a source of tech for good.
APP OF THE YEAR
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What makes the perfect app? There are millions of apps available serving sectors as diverse as health; finance; education; property; transport and leisure but how do you make yours stand out from the crowd? The judges are looking for the app that has really made a difference and gained significant traction.
BEST AI INNOVATION
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The Best AI Innovation award honours groundbreaking achievements in the field of artificial intelligence and the innovations that have demonstrated unparalleled creativity and ingenuity in pushing the boundaries of AI capabilities. Judges will be looking for projects that demonstrate visionary thinking, technical excellence, and a clear impact on advancing the frontiers of artificial intelligence.
BEST AI SOLUTION
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The Best AI Solution recognises outstanding achievements in the development and implementation of an artificial intelligence solution that demonstrates exceptional innovation, effectiveness, and impact. Judges will be looking for evidence of the solution\'s impact, scalability, and the extent to which it has contributed to advancements in the application of artificial intelligence.
BEST AI-DRIVEN BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE TOOL
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This category recognises outstanding achievements in the development and implementation of an artificial intelligence solution that demonstrates exceptional innovation, effectiveness, and impact. Judges will be looking for evidence of the solution\'s impact, scalability, and the extent to which it has contributed to advancements in the application of artificial intelligence.

INNOVATION AWARD

In the ever-evolving landscape of business technology, innovation awards stand as a tribute to those trailblazers who have dared to push boundaries and redefine the possibilities. This category seeks to acknowledge the company that has demonstrated a commitment to fostering a culture of innovation, driving change, and challenging the status quo.

BEST USE OF INNOVATION
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Innovation is the backbone of progress, which is a word that strikes at the very heart of technology. This category aims to celebrate the pioneers using technology to throw out the old and bring in the new with extraordinary results in their sector. The judges will be looking for evidence of how innovation has had a transformative effect on outcomes. Open to all sectors.

TECH DEAL OF THE YEAR AWARD

In the dynamic world of business technology, strategic deals can reshape industries, drive innovation, and unlock unprecedented value. This category pays homage to the company or entities that have orchestrated a deal of significant consequence, demonstrating vision, execution excellence, and a profound understanding of the market.

TECH DEAL OF THE YEAR
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Judges are looking to recognise a significant corporate or commercial transaction which could include partnering, licensing, fundraising, trademarks/patents, IPO or acquisition. To claim the title the deal would be of major benefit to the company’s future.

TRANSFORMATION THROUGH TECH/TECHNOLOGY FOR GOOD AWARD

These categories are dedicated to recognizing organizations that have harnessed technology to drive significant positive change, whether in their own operations or for the greater good.

TRANSFORMATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
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An award to recognize a company or organization who have successfully transformed an element of their business or operation through successful application of technology. Judges will be looking for demonstrable evidence and results of real, quantifiable transformation through innovation.
TECH FOR GOOD AWARD
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An award to recognize the application or use of technology for good, be that social impact, CSR, charitable means, judges will be looking for innovative uses of technology that impact positively on individuals or the environment that they aim to help.

TECH ACCELERATOR AWARD

In the fast-paced world of business technology, acceleration is key to success. This category honours the tech accelerator that has played a pivotal role in empowering start-ups and emerging tech companies to thrive and reach their full potential.

BEST TECH ACCELERATOR
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Judges are looking for a recruiter who has gone the extra mile in identifying, screening and qualifying candidates for Tech positions.

COMPANY, AGENCY & ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS

These versatile categories applaud outstanding achievements by companies, agencies, and individual entrepreneurs, each making a distinctive mark in the dynamic landscape of business tech.

BEST TECH RECRUITER
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An award for the leading tech recruitment company that has successfully identified, screened and qualified candidates for IT positions.
BEST TECH START-UP (WITHIN 2 YEARS)
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This category celebrates the incredible journey tech start-ups make in their first few years. Entries should demonstrate where they started and how they have achieved success alongside their commitment to tech innovation and the industry.
MOST IMPRESSIVE GROWTH
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Technology is the engine fuel for growth so it’s hardly surprising that many of the world’s fastest-growing companies are underpinned by tech. The judges want to hear from companies across all sectors that have significantly increased user base, turnover or services in the last 12 months through the clever use of tech.
BEST AI START UP
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This category celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation of emerging companies that have demonstrated exceptional vision, execution, and impact in the field of artificial intelligence. Judges will be looking for evidence of strong leadership, strategic thinking, and tangible achievements that set the startup apart in the competitive landscape.
DIGITAL AGENCY OF THE YEAR
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With digital agencies growing rapidly to meet the demands of an increasingly digital workforce, the judges are looking for the agency that stands out as a little different while also delivering consistently high-quality work. Whether it’s growing their client base or exceeding the expectations of existing clients all while using digital tools in a smart way, this category aims to showcase the agency that’s using digital to stand out from the crowd.
TECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR - SMALL
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This category celebrates the incredible tech companies with a turnover of up to £10m/$13m across all sectors that have been making their mark during the last year. They can include micro businesses to international companies doing amazing things with tech. Entries should demonstrate their commitment to tech innovation.
TECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR - MEDIUM
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This category celebrates the incredible tech companies with a turnover of up to £30m/$40m across all sectors that have been making their mark during the last year. They can include micro businesses to international companies doing amazing things with tech. Entries should demonstrate their commitment to tech innovation.
TECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR - LARGE
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This category celebrates the incredible tech companies with a turnover of over £50m/$67m across all sectors that have been making their mark during the last year. They can include micro businesses to international companies doing amazing things with tech. Entries should demonstrate their commitment to tech innovation.
TECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
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Businesses need dynamic entrepreneurs and the tech sector has more than the most. Some have high profiles but other prefer to work tirelessly behind the scenes away from the public eye. The judges want to recognize the tycoons with the x-factor. They could be an unsung hero of a team, a founder, CEO or CTO, or someone who takes more of a supporting role.

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“I’m immensely proud of what we’ve accomplished together, seeing the incredible capabilities of the Empire platform. Being shortlisted for the Global Business Tech Awards is another great testament to what long-term, meaningful partnerships like ours can achieve when we work together.”
BritNed
"Our team is ecstatic to announce that Campaign Measurement System has been shortlisted for the “Transformation Through Tech” award at the Global Business Tech Awards! This recognition is a testament to our innovative spirit, adaptability to change, and unwavering commitment to continuously enhancing our solutions to meet the rapidly evolving technological landscape. It reflects the trust and confidence placed in us by both our clients and industry peers, reinforcing our position as a leader for years to come."
Campaign Measurement System
"To have been shortlisted at this year’s Global Business Tech Awards, is not only hugely significant for Mark personally but is also a great validation of all the hard work and dedication that our team has put into growing the business and shaping it into the amazing success that it is today."
de Novo Solutions
The recognition in the Global Business Tech Awards shortlist is a great honor for the company and marks its impressive digital transformation journey. Thai Son Nguyen, CEO at SmartOSC emphasizes “It signifies our commitment to innovation, adaptability to change, and consistent enhancement of our offerings to meet the rapidly evolving technological landscape. Such recognition reflects the trust and confidence placed in us by both our clients and industry peers and reinforces our position as a leader in the industry for years to come. Going forward, we are dedicated to advancing its mission by transitioning from an eCommerce agency to a technology enabler.”
SmartOSC
"Our team is ecstatic to announce that Campaign Measurement System has been shortlisted for the “Transformation Through Tech” award at the Global Business Tech Awards! This recognition is a testament to our innovative spirit, adaptability to change, and unwavering commitment to continuously enhancing our solutions to meet the rapidly evolving technological landscape. It reflects the trust and confidence placed in us by both our clients and industry peers, reinforcing our position as a leader for years to come."
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