The SPARKies awards – the best in tech in the West


Welcome to #theSPARKies, the digital and tech awards for the West, which have regularly been held in Bristol and Bath over the last 5 years.

We want to shine 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.

This year the event will be held at Bath’s classic Komedia on 29 June 2017 for an evening of digital debauchery, comedy and awards for everything from outstanding tech startups to mentors, hardware, virtual reality and more.

With 15 categories and a great mixture of judges from across the South West tech scene, the event hopes to celebrate across the entire tech spectrum – including the supporters who work tirelessly to support and grow the cluster.

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 & SME community.

There are various 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.

  • In order to win one of these shiny SPARKies tech awards, you’ll need to be nominated of course – so keep your eyes peeled for more information on how to nominate your favourites in the next few weeks.
  • Like to get more involved with the tech community in the South West? Why not join the volunteer SPARKies team to help run the awards – it’s a lot of fun!
  • Fancy being a sponsor? Whether you can be a provider of Prosecco or be an all-out headline 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!

You can get a flavour of what the SPARKies awards are like in the video from The SPARKies 2016 below:

And you can see more on 2016’s awards here The 2016 SPARKies Awards and see more about the SPARKies in the 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 Twitter: @TechSPARKUK.