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The South West is a region buzzing with innovation, startups and talent but is too often overlooked in favour of London and other large areas.  

With that in mind, we’re introducing the South West Digital Awards.

From Bristol-based companies selling their products internationally to young developers working out of their bedroom in Cornwall, the awards will be a chance to highlight, reward and encourage digital innovation in the region. 

The event will take place in Plymouth, the centre of the region, on 17th May 2018. Plymouth is the perfect location for the awards, acting as a middle ground between the bustling cities of Bristol & Exeter, the coastal towns of Bournemouth & Poole and the country’s farthest hubs of Truro & Redruth.

Unlike any awards before, the evening will be a massive celebration of the South West with interactive exhibits, a live panel and more.

The South West Digital Sector 


Tech Sector Growth Potential


Increase in Digital Business Turnover

Digital Jobs


Increase in Digital Tech Businesses

Digital GVA

Digital Startup Launches


Digital Growth Optimism

The Categories

Branding in a Digital Environment

Sponsored by LOGO

This award is for teams who have created stand out branding for clients or themselves in the digital environment.

Most Experiential Campaign

Have you experienced a marketing campaign that took things one step further to actively engage attendees?

App of the Year

Which was the most innovative and well-received app by a South West based company this year?

Corporate Responsibility

With a focus on digital innovation that encourages corporate support for local community, charities or ethical organisations.

Social Impact

This award is for an organisation which has supported its wider community using digital.

Digital Campaign

Rewarding the best individual or business that has been able to run a successful digital content campaign.

Hardware of the Year

What’s the most innovative, useful, or successful hardware released in the past year?

Young Innovator

Sponsored by Plymouth University

Rewarding the youngest of talent, be that homegrown, bootstrapped, angel or VC backed – we want to hear your story and all about your latest innovations.

Health Tech

This award is for innovation in the healthcare sector, this could be anything from hardware to detect disease to software that can forecast illness over a lifetime.

New Startup of the Year

A team which has emerged as the leader of the pack amongst the South West’s most innovative start-ups.

Best use of Digital by a Charity

Rewarding improvements through innovation that directly impact the growth and sustainability of the charity and its aims.

Best Software

It’s simple really, what’s the most innovative, useful, or successful software from a South West based developer? This could be anything from HR to sentiment analysis or some FinTech.


Play Zone

Throughout the night, our Play Zone will be packed with the South West’s best interactive tech. From apps to hardware, guests can experience what’s being developed across the South West, whilst the exhibitors have the opportunity to show us what they’re made of.


There’s loads of ways to get involved with the awards. We can create a bespoke sponsorship package that fits your brand, your goals and introduces you to a wide audience in digital industries. As well as sponsors and partners, we’re also keen to get community groups involved, so get in touch!


Community Partners

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