Claim your place as one of the North West’s Top Tech firms

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Do you want to put your company on the radar of leading technology funders? Attract the best talent in the industry? Or enhance your profile with potential clients?

Then claim your place as one of the North West’s Top Tech companies.

Entries are now open for the inaugural Top Tech: North West which has been launched in partnership with

Top Tech: North West is designed to showcase the region’s cutting-edge companies which have put the North West on the map as a world-class hub for technological development and innovation.

It follows the success of the Mills & Reeve Top Tech: Yorkshire which is now in its third year.

Top Tech: North West is open to companies which have developed world-leading technology, are disrupting markets and whose technology and services are helping others become leaders in their fields.

Entrants will be judged on technological innovation, leadership, growth and financial performance, client service and delivery and employee engagement.

Mills & Reeve is looking for companies across all sub-sectors, including Healthtech and Medtech, whose innovations are transforming the delivery of healthcare and the health and wellbeing of patients, and in education where EdTech businesses are improving the performance of our educational institutions, teachers and students.

The judges also want to hear from companies in the FinTech sector where technological advancements are revolutionising the delivery of financial services; PropTech companies who are changing the face of the real estate sector in the ever-evolving digital landscape, and companies operating the in ‘Tech for Good’ space who have developed technology to address social, economic or environmental challenges.

In what has been a severely disrupted year, we would like to hear from technology companies on how they have adapted during the coronavirus pandemic, or how their technology has played a vital role in helping others adapt and keep trading through these difficult times.

Across the Pennines, the class of 19 in Top Tech: Yorkshire have celebrated a stellar year after attracting funding, rapidly expanding their client base and boosting their workforce.

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, Crisp, a leading provider of early-warning risk intelligence as a service, has achieved several milestones in the last year, including adding 51 new staff members to its burgeoning team.

Adam Hildreth

CEO and founder Adam Hildreth said: “Our inclusion in Top Tech: Yorkshire has really increased the visibility of our business. Being highlighted in such a prestigious report has helped us to establish our business, locally and throughout the region; people know more about us, and it’s also helped us to recruit the best possible talent as we continue to grow.”

Dean Sadler is founder and CEO of specialist talent acquisition software provider, Tribepad. The Sheffield-based company has had a busy 2020 which has seen staff numbers increase and growth targets raised.

He said: “Being listed in the Top Tech: Yorkshire 2019 awards has opened up a number of useful conversations with prospective capital partners and clients. It also validates what our business is trying to become, a truly top tech company where people are first.”

Since featuring in last year’s Top Tech: Yorkshire as one of the future stars, Leeds-based software developer Calbot has secured its first round of funding with investment from software supplier, Nephos Solutions.

Calbot founder Taras Lanchev says being part of the Top Tech: Yorkshire has boosted their profile with potential clients and investors.

“As a fledgling company it can be difficult to gain profile. However, being part of Top Tech: Yorkshire has helped us attract new business leads as well as increasing the visibility of our business with funders and investors. It has been fantastic for raising our profile.”

Entries will close on 6 November 2020. The companies who made it into the Top Tech: North West will be revealed on 7 December 2020. The report will be published on and available for download.

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For further information visit Top Tech: North West