Tickets for the SPARKies tech awards 2016 celebration have been released, so now’s your chance to join in with the biggest annual celebration of tech in the West!

On the 17 February 2016, after 3 years of celebrating the SPARKies in Bath, the awards will be held in Bristol at the Bierkeller, a fantastic comedy venue and a blast from the past for those who grew up here. And with Bristol-based award-winning comedian John Robins (pictured on the right) as the evening’s host, you’re guaranteed a giggle or two!

As well as offering the chance to mix and network with the big movers and shakers of the tech scene in the South West, the SPARKies is a great all-round buzzing event that has had superb feedback in the past.

So whether or not you’ve been nominated or shortlisted, the SPARKies is a great way to get a foot-in on the tech industry, chat to some inspiring tech businesses and network the night away!

The SPARKies 2014: Check out the buzz at last year’s SPARKies awards

This year has seen the event stepping it up a notch or two with big tech business keen to support the achievements of the South West. As well as long-term sponsors FreeAgent and Real World who’ve supported the SPARKies since the early days, there has been some fantastic new sponsors on the scene including the Marketing Agencies Association and Microsoft to name a few. Check out the full list of sponsors and supporters on the SPARKies website.

Winners in the West

The SPARKies awards has seen the South West tech scene go from strength to strength with previous award winners going on to achieve ever more amazing things.

We’ve all got the SPARK: SETsquared, winner of the
SPARKies 2014 Best Service Provider award, has since gone
on to be named the global number 1 university business incubator!


So this year, in recognition of the breadth of spectacular new achievements across the region, the SPARKies has introduced four new award categories to celebrate the best use of UX design, Innovation in digital entertainment, the Best digital agency and the people’s choice – the winner of which will be decided by the audience on the night!

Why not check out the SPARKies award categories and judges and find out what they’re looking for in the best of tech in the West!

Tickets for the SPARKies 2016 are available here – but be quick, they’re limited and sell fast! Tickets include a welcome glass of sparkling prosecco, canapes, and three drinks from the bar. There will also be a cash bar afterwards for those who need a little more… ahem… celebrating.

A note about where your money is going:

We run the SPARKies on a break-even basis but if any profit is made, this will go back into running events and resources for the local tech community including, and the meetups TechSPARK and BathSPARK.

Follow the SPARKies fun and share with your friends and colleagues by following us on Twitter: @TechSPARKuk and tweeting with the hashtag #theSPARKies