Leeds Digital Festival Awards
Leeds Digital Festival Awards to celebrate start-ups, SMEs and larger business for their innovation, growth and creativity.
18:24 12 August 2021
Leeds Digital Festival Awards is set to put a spotlight on start-ups, SMEs and larger businesses to celebrate their creativity, growth and innovation. The event, which is one of Leed's most prestigious technology awards, is in its fourth year and has formally called for local tech businesses with the region's thriving and vibrant technology hub.
The technology awards is organised in partnership with Leeds-based Top 100 law firm Ward Hadaway and Amsource, a specialist recruitment consultancy in the tech space.
Andrew Maeer, founder and CEO, Amsource said: “It gives us great pleasure to announce the fourth consecutive year of The Leeds Digital Festival Awards. Through the awards, we’ve heard the stories of many fantastic tech businesses from across Leeds and the wider region, and the highly innovative work they’re doing, showcasing the talent we have right here on our doorstep. The city’s digital tech sector employs around 30,000 people, contributing £6.6bn to the local economy, and it’s vital that we celebrate its outstanding achievements.”
Robert Dawson, co-founder of Vet-AI, last year's winner Tech Innovation of the Year Award, said: “It was brilliant to win such a recognised award, especially from such a large highly acclaimed festival. Winning has helped to raise our profile and enabled us to better showcase our innovative technology and how our business works.”
Bill Goodwin, Head of IP/IT at Ward Hadaway Leeds, said: “Leeds and the wider region boasts some of the brightest and best tech talent not just in the UK but internationally. The Leeds Digital Festival Awards shines a light on tech firms, rewarding them for their pioneering skills and achievements in the tech sphere. There are a number of different categories available for entry and we encourage all digital businesses, no matter how large or small, to enter. Leeds is brimming with incredible tech skills, and we need to applaud that.”