We can hardly wait; The SPARKies is gracing Bristol with its presence once again on 11 July 2024. The event is officially the biggest tech awards show outside of London, designed to recognise the hard work of our stellar community over the past year. 

With lots of activity in the pipeline, stay tuned for exciting announcements throughout spring, including the opening of nominations. For now, you can secure your spot at our renowned tech event by purchasing your Early Bird tickets. These heavily discounted tickets come in at just £30, so get your hands on some whilst availability lasts! 

A huge thank you goes to our sponsors of The SPARKies for making it possible to bring the community together once again – we couldn’t do it without you.

Connecting the South West’s tech and digital sector 

The idea behind The SPARKies is to get the movers and shakers from our industry in one place. Nurture relationships with familiar faces, meet people new to the city or sector and most importantly, have fun! 

As always, we’ll be encouraging as many of you as possible to nominate yourselves and those around you for an award. However, we’d like to underscore that even if you’re not shortlisted, The SPARKies isn’t worth skipping. With so many key players in attendance, it’s an open invite to everyone to join us and take advantage of the South West tech community being in one place at one time. 

Your tickets include three free drinks tokens, a food voucher and access to the event at Bristol’s coolest new venue, Central Warehouse. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements on entertainment. And if words won’t convince you, take a look at the pictures from The SPARKies 2022 & 2023.

Start preparing to submit your nomination now; we’ll be sure to update you when the submissions go live. 

2023 SPARKies winners

Mentor of the Year
Hardware Award
Best Cyber Firm
Data Data Data
Community Award
Best Place to Work - Sponsored by Interaction
Totally Killing It
Best Digital Design
The Good Award
Startup of the Year - Sponsored by Mercia
Most Innovative Use of Tech - Sponsored by Script-IP
Scaleup of the Year - Sponsored by Rocketmakers
Best Use of VR
Awesome Human

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.