Bright sparks of Bath’s tech cluster invited to enter sector’s most-coveted awards

March 22, 2024

Nominations have opened for this year’s SPARKies, the pioneering awards that shine a light on the best individuals, products and firms that make up the West of England’s tech sector.

Launched in 2012, the annual awards have grown to become the best-respected tech accolades in the region, attracting hundreds of entries from across the region’s vibrant technology sector. 

The 17 categories celebrate the best start-ups, designs, hardware, people and more.

The awards ceremony alternates between Bath and Bristol to reflect the spread of the region’s tech cluster – and after being staged in Bath’s Parade Gardens last summer, pictured, it returns to Bristol this July.

Tickets for the event on 11 July at Central Warehouse, the city’s new cultural, community, performing arts centre in St Jude’s, include a meal from one of the venue’s street food vendors, a welcome drink and drinks tokens.

The awards are staged by TechSPARK, the information hub for all things tech in Bristol, Bath and the West of England.

Bath software developer Rocketmakers triumphed for the second year in a row at last year’s SPARKies – but was the city’s sole winner.

Having landed the Best Use of VR/MR title in 2022, the firm last year headed the Best Digital Design category. 

Launched in 2007 by Richard Godfrey, Paul Cross and Keith Walker, Rocketmakers has grown to employ around 60 people by helping large organisations innovate like start-ups and start-ups build enterprise-quality solutions. Its clients include accountancy giant KPMG, the BBC and Nokia.

For more details and to buy tickets for this year’s SPARKies, click here

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