Search is on for Yorkshire’s Top Tech 2020

National law firm Mills & Reeve has today launched its annual search for Yorkshire’s most pioneering technology companies.

Mills & Reeve’s Top Tech: Yorkshire, in partnership with, is once again looking to showcase Yorkshire’s cutting-edge companies which have put the region on the map as a hub for technological development and innovation.

Now in its third year, Top Tech: Yorkshire 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.

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.

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

The judging panel includes:

  • Paul Johnson, partner in the corporate team at the Leeds office of Mills & Reeve
  • Richard Faulkner, managing director, technology banking at Silicon Valley Bank.
  • Richard Carter, managing director, Equiniti Credit Services
  • Stuart Clarke, founder and director, Leeds Digital Festival
  • Deb Hetherington, head of innovation at Platform Tech Hub
  • Dr Neville Young, director of enterprise & innovation, Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network
  • Antonio Tombanane, managing director of GB Recruitment and founder of Tech Expo Humber

Paul Johnson

Johnson said: “I’m delighted to launch Top Tech: Yorkshire 2020 which is designed to shine a light on the region’s home-grown technology companies. Now in its third year, it has become a firm favourite among the region’s tech community and in previous years we have received large numbers of entries from businesses keen to be ranked in the coveted Top Tech: Yorkshire report.

“It has been an extraordinary year which has presented untold challenges, therefore we believe that it is more important than ever to showcase the achievements of Yorkshire’s pioneering and innovative companies and celebrate their achievements both in the region and on the international arena.”

Richard Faulkner said: “Top Tech: Yorkshire has become an integral part of the Yorkshire tech ecosystem and I have been extremely impressed by the wealth of innovative, fast-growing companies that have entered in previous years, many of whom have developed world-leading technology. Top Tech: Yorkshire has become an ideal platform to celebrate this talent and I’m looking forward to judging this year’s entrants.”

Entries will close on 6 November 2020. The companies who made it into the Top Tech: Yorkshire will be revealed on 9 December 2020. The report will be published on and available to download.

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For further information visit Top Tech: Yorkshire