Briony Phillips


Associate Director
Engine Shed


Briony is Associate Director at Engine Shed where she’s responsible for our work relating to growth and scale-up (delivered in collaboration with the West of England Growth Hub). She also supports strategic and operational work across Engine Shed ranging from our expansion plans to our role as network connectors. Outside work, Briony is a budding naturopathic nutritionist and a big fan of yoga.

What excites you most about the tech scene in Bristol, Bath and the South West?

There is a fantastic breadth and depth of tech businesses across the region – from the early stage through to family businesses and to the venture capital backed. It’s this diversity and volume that is attracting more support and investment and that is only going to grow.

What are you hoping to see from the SPARKies nominees?

Diversity, energy and qualitative and quantitative detail to help me select the winners!

Briony is judging:

  • Best Place to Work in Tech
  • Data Data Data
  • Best Scaleup