The SPARKies awardsSparkinator3000_standing_01 celebrates the best in tech and digital. And we’re not just talking companies –  incredible individuals, startups, organisations and agencies all contributing to the tech success of the South West has meant we’ve racked up a record number of nominations for 2018.

The over 300 nominations include unique and innovative apps, incredible virtual reality experiences, those using tech to do good, as well as nominations recognising those who have spent a lifetime contributing to the South West tech and digital sector.

Our amazing 20 SPARKies judges now have the tough challenge of deciding who to shortlist and who to award the ultimate winner’s title. Yet they agree that the breadth and excellence of all those nominated deserve congratulating too.

Below is a full list of the 100-odd companies, projects, designs, people and more that have been nominated (many were nominated multiple times). Why not see if you can spot your favourites? Ltd. Joel Gibbard & Sammy Payne
All Seeing Eye John Courtney – Stockwood Ventures Ltd
Andy Jackson / Entrepreneurial Spark KETS Quantum Security Ltd
Apply and Pay Lana Dalby / Babble App
arTag Ltd Laura Kriefman – Hellion Trace
Azul Optics Laurie Hines
Bagzit Ltd LettUs Grow
BDH Immersive limber
Ben Crowther / LettUs Grow LUX Rewards
Biome Productions Marina Traversari
BookingLive Martin Shelford
Boxarr Matt Wilson and Joe Murley – DateMakers co-founders
Brian Allen Metasonics
Chris Sanderson (limber) Mike Oram / Mayden Academy
Col8 Ltd Motion Impossible
Complete Control MyLife Digital
Cotham Technologies Nautisk NaviPlotter™
Coull Neciah Dorh
Creditcall Oiconf
Creditcall & The Grand Appeal: Gromit Unleashed 2 Arts Trail ojo solutions
Daniel Ghadimi Open Bionics
Datemakers OR3D
David Kelly OVO Energy
DeskLodge Owl VR
Discover Delicious Paul Shepherd
Dr Tomas Rawlings Pertinax Pharma
Dr Zara Nanu Pervasive Media Studio
Ed-Monster Events Phil Bates
Eloise Knight / Bristol VR Lab Prof Lars Sundstrom
Esoterix Systems Rachel Godfrey / GoVirtually
Ethicall Reach Robotics
EZ Education Richard Godfrey
Flexys Rick Chapman
Fundsurfer Rocketmakers
Gapsquare Rovco
Gareth Williams, YellowDog Rugged Interactive
George Kalligoras Sarah Williams
Georgia Stewart/Hedge Serrie-Justine Chapman
Giki Simpleweb
Gill Wildman Storm Consultancy
Go Virtually Studio Meineck
Hazel Grian Systemagic LTD
HBXL Taxonomics
Hedge That Little Agency
Helastel The Prezola Company
iGeolise TMS UK
Immersive Labs Tom Carter
IntelAgent Trail App
Interactive Scientific UCCert
IoTechnics Ltd Ultrahaptics
Irfon Watkins / DOVU Victoria Holt
James Courtney Vigiles Group
James Hadley Virti
JAWZ Ltd Whiley+Blake Ltd
Jenny Cowderoy Women’s Tech Hub
Jess Saumarez – LUX Rewards Wriggle


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Geraint Evans