The SPARKies awards – the best in tech in the West

The SPARKies Awards

Welcome to #TheSPARKies Awards!

The digital and tech awards for the West is heading back to Bristol in 2020.

For the 8th 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 2020

We're not entirely sure when the SPARKies will be coming this year. Obviously, public health and social responsibility will be taking precedence. But as soon as it's safe we'll be ready to celebrate the amazing tech scene in the West of England.  .

17 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.

The nominations open for this year's awards, so look below to cast your vote for the most exciting tech founders, mentors and organisations in the West of England. Don't be shy, feel free to nominate yourself; last year we had over 300 nominations and we want to break that record!

We'll be announcing our amazing group of judges soon, and they will decide the winners, making all those hard decisions so that we don't have to!

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 2020 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!

TechSPARK and The SPARKies is not-for-profit and income is used to strengthen our community.