Nominations for The SPARKies Awards 2022 have officially closed, which means we’re one step closer to the main event and can finally reveal the longlist.

The SPARKies will be back on 14th July at 7pm to once again celebrate the best of tech and digital in the West in summer party style at Propyard! The venue has been bringing some amazing experiences to Bristo, most recently becoming home to the world-famous Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, and we’re super excited for The SPARKies to be a part of the repertoire.

The courtyard will be home to our arrival drinks and street food, well lit and complete with bar and music to get everyone in the spirit. This year’s awards will be held in the Crane Room, named after Propyard’s stunning 20 tonne Morris crane, a testament to the venue’s former life as an MOD torpedo warehouse. We’ll see you there to commemorate this year’s achievement across the tech and digital community – don’t forget to grab yourself a ticket now!

Back to The SPARKies longlist...

Thanks to all of your proactive nominating, and of course with so much bustling talent in the region, we now have a list of over 100 individuals, startups, organisations and agencies all making the South West’s tech cluster what it is today.

We’ve received over 200 nominations this year; it’s been great to see them rolling in as a mark of recognition for all the impressive work you’ve all done since October. The nominations include the most innovative uses of tech, those using their powers for good, groundbreaking virtual reality experiences, as well as nominations for the ones to watch in the future and of course, our community award.

Our fantastic SPARKies Judges now have the tough challenge of deciding who to shortlist and who to award the ultimate winner’s title.

So, without further ado, have a gander at this year’s nominees (in alphabetical order) and see if you can spot your favourites!

Aaron Carter

Aico | HomeLINK

ALD Automotive

Ali Kazmi

Amdaris

Amutri

Angel Alliance

Atomic Smash

Ben Long

blubolt

Boardroom Advisors

Bowimi

Calyo

Cameron Johnson

Cardstream Limited

Caroline MacDonald

Charles de Paula

Chris Wilson

Clue

Codehub

Condense Reality

Core to Cloud

Cyber Security Associates

CytoSeek

Data Cubed

David Kelly

Digi Local

Digital Wonderlab

Earswitch

Ecologi

Eirini Lampiri

Elliot Coad

Emily Hill

EPowar

Forth

Ghyston

Grace Kress

Gravitywell

Greener

Harry Cobbold

Industrial Phycology

Intelligent AI

iO Academy

Isabelle Hall

Jake Parish

James Nightingale

Jaya Chakrabarti

Joyann Boyce

Kate Pullinger

Kaze Digital and Data

Kelli Fairbrother

KETS Quantum Security

Lee Griffin

Leonardo

LOQBOX

Lost Horizon

Lumio

Lyfe Technology

Marc Del-Valle

Marina Traversari

Mark Corderoy

Matter.

Melanie Shufflebotham

Mobile Pie / CBeebies

Moneyhub

Mystic AI

Myth Studio

New Motion Labs

Newicon

NFT Peeps | Highlight PR

Nicola Finn

Nicola Telford

NMI

Nymbl

Owl VR

Paul Hetherington

Peequal

PGI

Prisma Technologies

Propflo

Rayna Bozhkova

Reach Industries

Red Goat Cyber Security

Richard Godfrey

Rick Chapman

Riskaware

Riviam

Rocketmakers

Sarah Bolt

Scott Gulliver

Seccl

SEIKK

Sennen

Shannon D'Arcy

Silviu Nistor

Simeon Coton

Simon Bos

SmartLINK

Spherics

Stephanie Campbell

Stephenson Law

Storm Consultancy

SudoCyber

Sugar Creative

TalkLife Ltd

Target Student

The Media Relations Coach (Felicity Cowie)

The Stable

The Studio Bath

Tom Eyre and Gregor Mowat

Unfold (for client Muddy Trowel)

Unity 5

Views For Change

VIMA

Vinay Namboodiri

Virti

Volumetric Video

Womens Tech Hub

YellowDog

Yuup

Zap-Map

Zubr

Shona Wright

Shona covers all things editorial at TechSPARK. She publishes news articles, interviews and features about our fantastic tech and digital ecosystem, working with startups and scaleups to spread the word about the cool things they're up to. She also oversees TechSPARK's social media, sharing the latest updates on everything from investment news to green tech meetups and inspirational stories.