The SPARKies awards 2018 – the best in tech in the West


Welcome to #TheSPARKies awards! The digital and tech awards for the West is heading to Motion nightclub, Bristol on 21 June 2018.

For the 6th consecutive year, we’ll be shining a light on the very best people, products and companies that make up the tech sector in Bristol, Bath and the broader West of England region. We can’t wait!

SPARKies Award Ceremony 2018

This year the awards will be held at Motion Bristol on 21 June 2018 and if you’ve been to the SPARKies before you’ll know it’s a great night for digital debauchery, comedy and community with awards for everything from outstanding tech startups to mentors, hardware, virtual reality and more.

With award-winning comedian, actor and singer Jayde Adams hosting the ceremony, 16 categories representing the brilliance of the tech scene in the West up for grabs. We’re celebrating the entire local tech spectrum – including those wonderful people and companies that work tirelessly to support and grow the cluster.

With over 300 nominations cast, the proof of the supportive and collaborative tech community in the West of England is in the pudding.  For a full list of nominated individuals and companies head here.

Now, our amazing group of judges will decide the winners, making all those hard decisions so that we don’t have to!

Of course, there’s still one thing you can have your say on. Eight companies have been longlisted for the People’s Choice Award 2018, and you got until 19 June to decide the shortlist, to be voted for, by you, on the night.

Make sure you get your tickets!

Get Involved!

The SPARKies is about community rather than profit, but in order for it to be a success, it needs the support of sponsors from the local networks, professional services & tech industries who in return get a great amount of brand awareness in the region, especially amongst the tech and SME community.

There are a couple of ways to get involved, including sponsoring an individual award, and sponsorship is a great way to connect with – and give back to – the local tech community.

Like to get more involved with the tech community in the South West? Why not join the volunteer SPARKies team in 2018 to help run the awards – it’s a lot of fun!

Fancy being a sponsor? All contributions help to make SPARKies THE go-to event to celebrate the best of tech in the West.

If you want to get involved with the SPARKies in any way please drop us a line on We look forward to hearing from you!

Get a taste of what the SPARKies are all about from this video of last years awards:

Learn more about the SPARKies in general, or previous years awards ceremonies in these handy links below:

And don’t forget, you can keep up to date with the latest from the SPARKies awards by signing up to our TechSPARK newsletter or by following us on @TechSPARKuk or tweeting with the hashtag #theSPARKies. We hope to see you on the night!