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, Helm2 are 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. Throughout the night, their 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.
Helm2 share with us Why you should Enter the awards today!
Each year, there are hundreds of award ceremonies. From those that are industry-specific to those focusing on locations, age groups or anything else that can be pinned down. So, why enter the South West Digital Awards this January?
Awards with a Difference
For starters, the South West Digital Awards are different. We won’t be succumbing to the tropes of industry award ceremonies, like keynote speakers trying to sell you something, the same faces in every category or sponsors conveniently winning awards.
We want everyone working in digital in the South West to branch out and collaborate. Use the awards as an opportunity to meet your industry peers, from investors and employers to bright young things and innovators, the evening will be full of opportunities to meet people from across the South West’s digital landscape. Take the opportunity to break away from your networking comfort zone and build relationships outside of your circle.
Let’s put ‘city vs. city’ rivalries aside and come together to show the rest of the UK (and the world), that the South West is the place to do business.
Get the recognition your work deserves. Only the very best will win, no exceptions – no one wins because of who they are or who they know.
In the weeks and months leading up to the awards, there will be tons of opportunities to be inspired by the future of tech.
Plus, it’s free to enter as many times as you like, so what have you got to lose? Each shortlisted entry will receive a free ticket to the awards evening. With 12 categories to enter plus our interactive PlayZone, there are so many opportunities.
Free tickets for finalists
The awards evening itself will be a celebration of all things digital and South West. Alongside a delicious feast of locally-sourced, hearty food and a selection of local drinks, we’ll also be having an interactive live panel. With the panel, the PlayZone and the suprises we have in store, the awards are going to be one of the biggest events of the year.
All shortlisted finalists will receive a complimentary ticket to the awards. So if you’ve already entered but would like to secure your seat, we’ll refund your ticket if you’re a finalist!
Entry for the awards closes on 31st January 2018. For more information, get in touch.