You’ve been hard at work voting for the SPARKies 2022 People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Aico | HomeLINK and with the ceremony one week away, we’re ready to announce the four companies that will be going head to head on the day.

After this incredible round of voting, the four companies below (listed in alphabetical order) will be decided on the night at The SPARKies audience on July 14th. If you want a final say, make sure you pick up your SPARKies tickets!

Well done to everyone shortlisted at this years SPARKies, we can’t wait to celebrate the best of tech in the West with you all next week – see the full shortlist here!

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Clue is a cloud-based investigation case management and intelligence SaaS platform used by police, governments, and the private and not-for-profit sectors around the world to help counter serious and organised crime, corruption, safeguarding, environmental, financial, corporate, and global threats.

Clue is a super exciting company to be born out of the Bristol tech scene. The investigation and intelligence platform demonstrates one of the truly meaningful ways in which we can harness the powers of technology for good as their software seeks to protect the people.

Aico HomeLINK: “It is unfortunate and tragic that we live in a world fraught with crime and corruption but there is hope yet because of the type of technology that Clue provides with its world leading investigation and intelligence software. It’s fantastic to see them recognised for their contribution to safety within society”.

Ranked 6th best coding bootcamp in the world, iO Academy teach everything needed to become a great developer. Their 6 week Full Stack Track coding bootcamp teaches all you need for your first software developer role, with training from professional developers and a 5/5 star rating on both Course Report and Switch Up.

Earlier this year they launched a new course in data science and machine learning, designed for software developers of all levels, from bootcamp to senior engineers.

Aico HomeLINK: “We are thrilled that iO Academy has been shortlisted. There is definitely a developer shortage and they are a catalyst to the solution. So many out there would not only be able to fulfil their ambitions in becoming a developer and bridging this shortage gap – but they would also be unleashing huge amounts of talent thanks to iO-Academy“.

LOQBOX is a multi award-winning business that has already helped around a million people access a richer life. This means giving everyone the chance to achieve their goals, most of which cost money. For many people, their goals are unachievable because they have not had an opportunity to build a positive financial profile, they don’t have sufficient savings or they don’t understand how to make the financial system work for them.

LOQBOX recently expanded its services to Americans wanting access to a richer life. The multi-award winning business launched in the US in 2020 and has already helped almost a million people to master their money while they save and build their credit score.

Aico HomeLINK: “Finance has always been a tricky subject area. And with the uncertainty we are facing in today’s financial climate, there is no doubt a place for an important tool such as LOQBOX Save. We are delighted to see them recognised for a brilliant platform that looks carefully into the user’s journey when saving“.

Zap-Map is the UK’s leading app and digital platform for EV drivers to search for charge points, plan longer journeys, pay on participating networks and share updates with other EV drivers. With 95%+ of public charge points mapped and around 70% of charge points showing live availability status Zap-Map provides EV drivers with peace of mind and the confidence to drive any length of journey in their EV.

Aico HomeLINK: “Electric vehicles are a great environmentally-friendly option and with Net Zero commitments underway, it is an option that needs to be considered when making a decision on what vehicle to get. Zap-Map has zoomed in on a major pain point and solving it by providing a platform that helps to make this a sustainable, realistic and efficient option. The recognition is well-deserved and we wish them the best of luck for the awards night“.

Thanks to our award sponsor