Insights from running and judging Tech Awards

Original post from Linkedin (posted on 20th Oct 2019) AWARDS My reply to an email from one of my punt investments who seem to have won many (4) awards and want me to vote for another “Seriously xxx, a company’s success should not be measured by the number of awards won. I’ve run awards for […]

Learn More

8th Northern Tech Awards – a celebration of tech entrepreneurship in the North

8th Northern Tech Awards returned to Manchester after touring Leeds (2015), Liverpool (2016), Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (2017) and Edinburgh (2018), which I founded in 2011 and ran until it was acquired by Hugh Campbell of GP Bullhound in 2013.   In 2011, we catered for 70 attendees, when Ajaz Ahmed of Freeserve fame delivered the keynote speech. […]

Learn More

Northern Tech Awards 2019 is open for entries

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 […]

Learn More

5 years ago, the acquisition of #NorthernTechAwards

5 years ago, August 1st was a very sunny day in Manchester. And it was a fitting day to do a deal with Hugh Campbell of GP Bullhound with the support from my long term buddy Stuart Scott-Goldstone. Hugh acquired Northern Tech Awards, which continues to be the key tech event of the North. He achieved what I […]

Learn More