Lincolnshire Technology & Innovation Awards 2018 finalists announced

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More than 60 businesses, organisations and individuals have been shortlisted for the 2018 Lincolnshire Technology & Innovation Awards.

This year there were more than 120 entries across 18 categories including Digital Innovation, Product of the Year and Business of the Year.

Taking place on June 7 at Lincolnshire Showground, the Lincolnshire Technology & Innovation Awards powered by the University of Lincoln and the Innovation Programme for Greater Lincolnshire, will recognise, celebrate and reward Lincolnshire’s use of innovative and creative technology, raising the profile of innovators and tech communities across the region.

The evening sponsored by Streets Chartered Accountants and Cursor will provide the perfect platform for individuals and businesses alike to showcase their digital and tech achievements, as well as network with individuals from the tech and digital sectors.

Individual tickets for the awards ceremony on June 7 are priced at £95, and tables of 6 are £525. Tickets include admittance to the awards, drinks, canapés, and a five-course meal. Buy tickets and find out more about the ceremony and the menu.

Also taking place during the Lincolnshire Tech Week (June 4-8) are the Lincolnshire Tech Expo (exhibitors stands still available) and the Mastering Digital Conference (free tickets available).

All the event are organised by Stonebow Media, the published or The Lincolnite, Lincolnshire Reporter and CityX.


Meet the finalists

Digital Innovation

  • Yesway Ltd
  • Bytron Aviation Systems
  • Lincolnshire Co-op
  • HIT Energy Services Limited
  • OrderWise
  • Root Studio

Innovation in Construction

  • Aeroscape
  • Minster Surfacing
  • Lindum Group
  • Tended

Innovation in Education

  • La Jolie Ronde
  • Lincoln Minster School
  • ScholarPack
  • NetSupport Limited
  • Bishop Grosseteste University
  • Lincoln International Business School

Innovation in Healthcare

  • Streets Heavers Healthcare Computing
  • Selenity
  • Digital Spotlight
  • NW Counselling Hub

Innovation in Tourism

  • The Sleaford and District Civic Trust
  • The New Theatre Royal
  • Visit Lincoln
  • Love Lincolnshire Wolds
  • Psychagogia Sensory Integration Holidays
  • Stokes Tea and Coffee (The Lawn)

Digital Campaign of The Year

  • Knapton Wright – Bruce Equipment Inc.
  • Distract – Naked Marshmallow
  • Optic Creative – Verv
  • Venture Property
  • Ritual Network
  • Distract – Action On Hearing Loss

Creative Agency of The Year

  • SourceFour
  • Optima
  • Root Studio
  • First Media
  • Distract
  • Epix Media

Startup of the year

  • Tended
  • Aeroscape
  • KryptoKloud
  • Magari Interior Design
  • Tension VR
  • NW Counselling Hub

Product of The Year (Education Sector)

  • ScholarPack
  • The Students’ Union Management System (SUMS)
  • Dataplan Education
  • First Media

Software Product of The Year

  • Lincolnshire Co-op – Dividend App
  • Khaos Control – Khaos Control Cloud
  • Bytron Aviation Systems – Skybook
  • Page Tiger
  • Selenity – Expenses/ER Tracker
  • Reflex Vans – Drive with Reflex

Product of The Year

  • Optima – Marketing Lincolnshire Online Toolkit
  • Tickle Net
  • Greens Water Systems – Softly Laundry Powder
  • GiftsOnline4U.com – Custom Dial Watch
  • Tended – Tended Protect

Online Retailer of The Year

  • Digital Spotlight (britishgardencentres.com)
  • GiftsOnline4U.com
  • applesandpips.co.uk
  • giftsfromhandpicked.co.uk

Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Leo Scott Smith (Tended)
  • Steve Bryant (ThoughtMix)
  • Lewis Walker-Bell (Ritual Network)
  • Charlotte Hay (The Creative Larder)
  • Peter Watson (Distract)

Student Enterprise Award

  • ESTV at Grimsby Institute
  • Grad-U-Eat at Grimsby Institute
  • Ben Williamson from Bishop Burton College

Industry Ambassador

  • Rob Willie – Lincoln Hack
  • Mike Cockfield – Khaos Control
  • Rob Pritchard – SourceFour
  • Richard Mawer – Digital Media Edge
  • Neil Everatt – Selenity

Business person of the year

  • Christopher Wilson – Aeroscape
  • Peter Watson – Distract
  • Bruce Spencer-Knott – Minster Surfacing
  • David Hallam – OrderWise
  • Mike Cockfield – Khaos Control

Small Business of The Year

  • Root2Recruit
  • Tension VR
  • Aequum
  • Optic Creative
  • DBS Internet Marketing
  • Springbok Computers

Business of The Year

  • SourceFour
  • Minster Surfacing
  • Khaos Control
  • OrderWise
  • ThoughtMix