Northern Tech Awards 2019 is open for entries

Manoj Ranaweera
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Northern Tech Awards (NTA) was founded in 2011 by Techcelerate to celebrate tech entrepreneurship in style. It was acquired by GP Bullhound in 2013 and continues to be the major tech event in the North. Having toured Liverpool (2014), Leeds (2015), Newcastle (2016) and Edinburgh (2017),  NTA is back in Manchester for 2019.


A winner of Northern Tech Awards 2012 – MakeUrMove
L to R: Asa Bentley (now, Co-Founder & CEO of Credit Ladder), Richard Francis (then Founder & CEO), Alexandra Morris (now CEO of MakeUrMove), John Banks (now CTO at MyRecovery) and George Gardiner (now Co-Founder Credit Ladder)



GP Bullhound is proud to announce entries are now open for the annual Northern Tech Awards 2019, recognising the fastest growing tech companies in the North of the UK.

The Awards winners and the Northern Tech 100 League Table will be unveiled at the invitation-only ceremony on Thursday 28 March 2019 at Manchester’s Albert Hall, in the presence of CEOs, entrepreneurs and business leaders from the region’s Digital Economy.

Hugh Campbell, the Managing Partner of GP Bullhound, said:

“The North of England and Scotland are home to some of the country’s most innovative, successful and vibrant tech companies. The exceptional growth of the region’s digital economy and its ability to produce tech unicorns remind us not to overlook the Northern tech landscape. The Northern Tech Awards celebrate the strength and velocity of tech in this region and identify the next big success story.”

For the full list of Award categories and to submit your entry, please follow this link.

To qualify for entry, firms must have at least three years of revenue growth with a minimum level of revenue of £500k in 2016. Early stage companies with revenues below this threshold are eligible to compete for the Northern Star Award.

Previous winners include Skyscanner, Missguided, The Hut Group, MusicMagpie, LADbible, Evolution Funding and The Car Buying Group.

The 2019 judging panel includes Founding Editor of WIRED, David Rowan; President of techUK Jacqueline de Rojas CBE; Head of M&A at MoneySupermarket Mark Gracey, serial entrepreneur Sherry Coutu CBE and other high-profile members of the tech community.

The Awards are sponsored by Aquiline, Barclays, ECI Partners, Mobica, OBI, Pareto Law, Squire Patton Boggs, Berenberg, Frazer John Recruitment, Inflexion and London Stock Exchange.


For more information or any enquiry, please visit or contact [email protected].

About GP Bullhound

GP Bullhound is a leading technology advisory and investment firm, providing transaction advice and capital to the best entrepreneurs and founders. Founded in 1999, the firm today has offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin, Manchester, Paris, Hong Kong, Madrid and New York. For more information, please visit, or follow on Twitter @GPBullhound

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