The winners of the Welsh Technology Awards 2019, in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University, have been revealed at a gala celebration at City Hall Cardiff.
The awards, powered by The ESTnet, celebrated the best and brightest in the thriving Welsh tech sector, with hundreds of guests in attendance.
Guests witnessed companies from across Wales honoured, showcasing the breadth and diversity of the vibrant industry.
The Wales Technology Awards 2019 winners are:
The Sir Michael Moritz Tech Start Up Award – partnered with GoCompare
Drone Evolution (Caerphilly)
Best Tech Workplace – partnered with Acorn IT and Digital Recruitment
Bipsync UK Ltd (Cardiff)
Best New Talent – partnered with the Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult
Gerard Church, GoCompare (Newport)
Best Application of Tech - partnered with Sony UK Technology Centre
Technology Leader of the Year - partnered with Wynne Jones IP
Jackson Hull, GoCompare (Newport
Innovative Product of the Year – partnered with Innovation Point
Glyndwr Innovations (Saint Asaph)
International Impact Award – partnered with IQE
Software winner: BipSync UK Ltd (Cardiff)
Hardware winner: TXO Systems (Chepstow)
Avril Lewis, ESTnet managing director said: “Across the whole of Wales, there are innovative companies doing truly great work, and it has been an honour to bring the industry together and celebrate their achievements at the biggest night of the year for Welsh technology.
“The theme of the past year has been uncertainty, both within the UK and internationally. However, the theme of this year’s awards has been unity and togetherness. Together we can continue to build a thriving technology industry that sits at the heart of the Welsh economy and capitalise on the endless opportunities available to position Wales on the global stage.”
Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, Lee Waters said: “At a time of economic uncertainty and upheaval we are seeing the technology sector in Wales continue to flourish. Successful Welsh tech start-ups are growing into small, medium and even large businesses, creating high value, highly skilled opportunities for people across Wales whilst bringing forward solutions and technology that in many cases are genuinely world leading.”
“I’m delighted to be a part of the Wales Technology Awards; to take the time to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the business nominated here, and across the industry. It provides further opportunity to engage with this transformative industry, to understand what we can do to harness the talent we have in Wales to ensure we maximise the potential of tech transform the public sector, and all industries across Wales.”