New end-of-lockdown date for 2021 Tech Awards

Pinchinthorpe Hall

A final, end-of-lockdown date has been set for the 2021 Tees Tech Awards.

The second annual event, organised by Tees Business in association with DigitalCity and Middlesbrough Digital, will now take place on Tuesday, August 10.

The awards ceremony was due to be held on July 1, but has now been delayed following the government’s decision this week to extend the lifting of social restrictions.

It will take place in Hardwick Hall’s Coleman Suite from 7pm on August 10, but will also be streamed live on YouTube.

A total of 114 entries were received across 11 categories for the 2021 Tees Tech Awards.

Each sponsor shortlisted their categories down to three in each, with sponsors then marking the entries in five categories, with the overall total scores dictating the democratic winners.

Dave Allan, director of organisers Resolution and Media Publishing, said: “We believe it’s worth waiting just a few more weeks for us to be able to get together and celebrate not only these awards, but the fantastic achievements of all our finalists this year.

“Last year’s virtual awards event was a huge success – as was the 2020 Tees Businesswomen Awards which were delivered virtually in January – and we have the option of going totally virtual again with the 2021 Tech Awards if restrictions are pushed back any further.

“But the general consensus among the Tees business community is that the majority of people really want to get back to ‘normal’ events as soon as possible.

“We’ll follow all the government guidelines at the time to make everyone feel as safe as possible and we’re streaming the event live on YouTube, so those who can’t make it on the night can watch it from the comfort of their own home.

“But we’re looking forward to celebrating what will be a brilliant night for the Tees region’s tech and digital sector.”

Animmersion, Salesfire and Circle Cloud are set to battle it out for Company of the Year award this year.

The Business Leader of the Year will be named as either Bob Makin of SockMonkey Studios, Paid’s Tom Howsam or Richard Bendelow of AeroCommerce, while Dean Benson (Visualsoft), David Dixon (DigitalCity) and Mark South (DoubleEleven) are the shortlists in the Tees Tech Ambassador category.

Click here to see a full list of the shortlists