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The SPARKies are happening.

On the afternoon of Thursday 10 December the virtual SPARKies tech and digital awards, now in its eighth year, will shine a light on the amazing wealth of tech and creative professionals, startups and businesses in the West of England.

In such a difficult year, we feel it’s important to celebrate the incredible businesses in the West of England. We want to highlight the innovation being created in such abundance in and around the region, and the people and businesses who make it possible.

“Now, more than ever, it’s important we come together as a community to recognise and celebrate the work that tech companies across the region are doing, Across our ecosystem people are developing technology that is having a positive impact and shining a light on that is something we absolutely should be doing” – Ben Shorrock, Managing Director, TechSPARK

Over the next week, we’ll be announcing this years amazing host, the full nominations longlists and shortlists for our 16 categories, as well as details on how you can vote for the People’s Choice Award.


We’ll be hosting the awards from Pytch‘s state of the art studio, so that you can watch from home (or the office) as our incredible comedy host, (virtually) hands out the prizes to the best in tech in the West.

Tickets for the virtual SPARKies are open now, and are available on a donation-based, pay-what-you-want system. 

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