Judging has finished, scores have been tallied and we can finally share with you the shortlisted nominees for The SPARKies 2023! The calibre of talent impresses us year after year – the community cannot stop delivering! The growth of the South West tech sector is consistently exciting to witness, and we’re super excited to pay homage to your achievements at The SPARKies.

The annual awards show will be back on 13 July at 7pm to once again celebrate the best of tech and digital in the West in summer party style at Parade Gardens! This year The SPARKies is taking place during Bath Digital Festival, on Thursday’s Celebration day. Make sure to secure your spot and get yourself a ticket now!

Before all of that though, here are the shortlisted nominees! Whittled down by our judges from the longlist, the following organisations and individuals are in line to take home a SPARKie this year. In case you have any questions our handy infographic (see right) explains the process. But without further ado, here is The SPARKies shortlist 2023:

The ‘Totally Killing It’ Award







Rowe IT

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The Hardware Award



KETS Quantum Security

Matter. (for the product Gulp)

Siloton Limited


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Founder of the Year

Chenghuan Zhong

Jamie Druitt

Jenny Bailey

Mel Rodrigues

Nick Gompertz

Rav Bumbra

Will Milligan

Zoe Stephenson

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Best Use of Immersive Tech

Eirini Lampiri

Meteor Pixel



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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.