The SPARKies awards – the best in tech in the West


Welcome to #theSPARKies, the digital and tech awards for the West, which have regularly been held in Bristol and Bath over the last 5 years.

We want to shine a light on the very best people, products and companies that make up the tech sector in Bristol, Bath and the broader West of England region. The next SPARKies awards will be held in 2018.

SPARKies Award Ceremony 2017

This year the awards ceremony were held at Bath’s Komedia on 29 June 2017 for an evening of digital debauchery, comedy and awards for everything from outstanding tech startups to mentors, hardware, virtual reality and more. You can see who won the SPARKies 2017 awards here.

With Bath-based Gradwell Communications as our headline sponsor, 15 categories and a great mixture of judges from across the South West tech scene, the event celebrated the entire local tech spectrum – including the supporters who work tirelessly to support and grow the cluster.

We have had over 250 nominations for the awards, so thank you so much to all those who let us know about the tech and digital companies and people they felt were the best in their fields. We’d also like to thank our amazing judges who made all the hard decisions on who should win for us.

Get involved!

The SPARKies is about community rather than profit, but in order for it to be a success, it needs the support of sponsors from the local networks, professional services & tech industries who in return get a great amount of brand awareness in the region, especially amongst the tech and SME community.

There are a couple of ways to get involved, including sponsoring an individual award, and sponsorship is a great way to connect with – and give back to – the local tech community.

  • Like to get more involved with the tech community in the South West? Why not join the volunteer SPARKies team in 2018 to help run the awards – it’s a lot of fun!
  • Fancy being a sponsor? All contributions help to make SPARKies THE go-to event to celebrate the best of tech in the West.

If you want to get involved with the SPARKies in any way please drop us a line on [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!

You can get a flavour of what the SPARKies awards are like in the video from The SPARKies 2017 below:

And you can see more on 2016’s awards here The 2016 SPARKies Awards and see more about the SPARKies in the links below:

And don’t forget, you can keep up to date with the latest from the SPARKies awards by signing up to our TechSPARK newsletter or by following us on @TechSPARKuk or tweeting with the hashtag #theSPARKies. We hope to see you on the night!


SPARKies Media Partners