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The SPARKies 2013 shortlist!

We’re pleased to reveal those shortlisted for The SPARKies 2013 awards – celebrating the very best of the region’s digital and tech sector.

The winners will be announced during a fantastic awards ceremony on Wednesday 20 March hosted by award-winning comedian Jarred Christmas at Komedia Bath. Tickets for the ceremony will be available to buy through the Komedia website from Tues 5 March.

The ceremony is made possible by the kind support of our headline sponsors the Innovation Centre, our gold sponsors Eden Ventures, The Agency and Deloitte, and also all of our silver sponsors.

Over the coming weeks we’ll be posting longer pieces through this blog on each category, so do check back to see the stories behind our 2013 shortlist.

Congratulations to all of our shortlisted entries, presented here in no particular order:

The One to Watch in 2013
Mike Barlow @ myHealthPal

Individual contribution to tech
Stuart Farrimond
Paul Kane
Phil Willis

Best tech entrepreneur
Mike Barlow
Glynn Hayward
Mark Mason

Best mentor/adviser
Mike Wilsher
Gavin Eddy
Rob Brown

Totally Killing It – competing globally from the south west
The Agency
Catchy Agency

The Good Award
Charlotte Caulkin for TEDxYouth
Neil Burgess for Cura
Marcelle Speller for Localgiving.com

Best Service Provider to the Tech Sector
The Innovation Centre

Future SPARK
Urban Tribe
James Isbister & Alex Marshall
Ollie Marshall

Best Digital Design Project
Future Insights
The Agency
Complete Control – World Book Day

Best App of 2012
Mubaloo & the Met Office
Opposable Games

Biggest Success Story of 2012
Rockpool Digital
Complete Control

Best Startup
Opposable Games

Competition this year was extremely high and our judges struggled to form a shortlist. Congratulations must also go to those who came really close to making the list, and were highly commended by judges, inlcuding; StoreNextDoor, Steel Media, Hammer, Mac Format, Creative Bloq and WeLoveBath.

About Katrina

Founder of Pepper PR & Marketing, a company specialising in marketing and event management for the digital and tech sector. On the BathSPARK organisation team and involved in running the SPARKies, the south west's best tech awards.


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