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Nominations open for the Lincolnshire Digital and Tech Awards

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Nominations for the third annual Lincolnshire Digital and Tech Award are now open.

Organised by Lincolnshire Business and formerly known as the Lincolnshire Digital Awards, the annual event was introduced as a platform to celebrate and showcase the county’s use of innovative and creative digital technology.

The introduction of 12 new awards intends to celebrate a wider range of digital and tech achievements across Greater Lincolnshire.

Talking about the expansion of the awards, Events Director Dean Graham said: “With the digital awards we found a lot of companies were investing in and innovating with technology, but it didn’t fit within the digital award categories.

“We wanted to broaden the scope of the event to reach out to an even larger demographic within the county the digital and tech industries go hand in hand so we see this as a natural progression of the awards.

“The introduction of ‘tech’ to the Digital Awards therefore enables us to promote and celebrate an even wider range of achievements across Greater Lincolnshire, so local businesses can get the recognition they deserve.”

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, April 19. Apply now here.

Winners will be announced on Thursday, May 18 at a special ceremony held at the Lincolnshire Showground.

The categories include:

  • Best Online Retailer of the Year
  • Innovation in Tech
  • Product of the Year
  • Technology in Education
  • Rising Star
  • Global Ambitions
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Best use of Multimedia
  • Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • Startup of the Year (less than three years trading)
  • Small Business of the Year (£0 – £2 million)
  • Business of the Year (£2 million +)

Last year more than 250 people came to the Engine Shed in Lincoln to celebrate what the county has to offer.

Winners of the 2016 Lincolnshire Digital Awards included companies such as OrderWise, Laser Red, Frunbu and Funky3DFaces.

This year’s judging panel includes a range of specialist in the digital and technology field such as James Pinchbeck, Marketing Partner at Streets Chartered Accountants, Daniel Westlake, Managing Director of Cursor, Neil Everatt, CEO of Software Europe, Dave Askby, Senior Relationship Manager and Tech Sector specialist for NatWest and Matt Russell, CEO and Founder of Jolt.

For the full list of judges, visit the Lincolnshire Tech Week website.