Finalists announced for the Lincolnshire Technology and Innovation Awards 2020

With over 100 entries, almost 70 businesses, organisations and individuals have been shortlisted for the sixth annual 2020 Lincolnshire Technology & Innovation Awards.

Organised by CityX in partnership with Selenity, the annual event will recognise, celebrate and reward Lincolnshire’s businesses and enterprising individuals, and bring the Lincolnshire tech and creative communities together.

The event is sponsored by Gusto Homes, SUMS, Mosaic, Streets Chartered Accountants, Streets Heaver Healthcare Computing, Lincoln College Group and Forrester Boyd, and the awards ceremony will take place on Thursday October 1 at the Epic Centre, Lincolnshire Showground.

The dress code is black tie, and tickets include a seat at the awards, entertainment and a three course meal.

Photo: Steve Smailes for CityX

Dean Graham, Founder of CityX said:

“The tech industry has been pivotal in the fight against covid from developing new software to assist businesses in re-opening to re-designing ventilators in case thousands would be needed. Tech has allowed businesses to run remotely, meetings to go ahead and families to keep in contact. Tech has helped the world to keep turning, if slightly slower than we all hoped for 2020.”

“Nothing will make me prouder to hear of the successes our industry has achieved during the harshest of environments; other than maybe seeing our local industry together, re-united and cheering on each other with a drink in hand and a much needed smile on our faces.”

“A huge thank you to our sponsors for their support in making this happen.”


The judges this year are:

Claire ClarkDirector of Development at Sauce

Steff Wright Chief Executive Officer at Gusto Homes

Benedict HeaverDirector at Streets Heaver Healthcare Computing

James PinchbeckPartner at Streets Chartered Accountants

Ben JamesEngagement Manager at Mosaic

Jennifer BarnesDirector at Students’ Union Management System

Tony SherwinClient Services Director at Selenity

Susan HallamFounder and Director at Hallam


There are 16 awards businesses or enterprising individuals can win:

Innovation in Healthcare

Awarded to the company that has evidenced how they have innovated to make a positive impact within their business or the healthcare sector as a whole in 2019/20.

Innovation in Education and Training

Awarded to the company that has evidenced how they have innovated to make a positive impact within their business or the education and training sectors as a whole in 2019/20.

Innovation in Tourism and Hospitality

Awarded to the company that has evidenced how they have innovated to make a positive impact within their business or the tourism/hospitality sectors as a whole in 2019/20.

Innovation in Sustainability

Awarded to the company that has evidenced how they have innovated to improve the sustainability of their company, a community or indeed the world around us in 2019/20.

Using Tech for Good

Awarded to the person or company who can evidence the positive outcomes of their invention, product or service that uses technology for the betterment of society.

NEW: Online Retailer of The Year

Awarded to the company that has evidenced how they have advanced their business through the use of eCommerce in the past year.

Digital Campaign of The Year

Awarded to the company that has evidenced how a digital campaign was utilised to great effect in 2019/20, providing an impressive impact, level of engagement or return on investment.

Digital Product of The Year

Awarded to a company that has harnessed technology to develop a stand-out functional product in 2019/20 .

NEW: Innovative Product of The Year

Awarded to a company that has developed a stand-out finished product in 2019/20 that provides a solution to a distinct problem.

Digital Agency of The Year

Awarded to an agency within the digital and technology industries that has demonstrated exceptional performance in the past year.

Young Entrepreneur of The Year

Awarded to an entrepreneur under the age of 30 that has achieved or is substantially along the path to success.

Entrepreneur of The Year

Awarded to an entrepreneur over the age of 30 that has made a significant impact within the creative, digital and technology industries.

Startup of The Year

Awarded to a company trading for less than 3 years, that has identified an opportunity within the creative, digital and technology industries.

Micro Business of the Year

Awarded to a company with 4 or less employees, within the creative, digital and technology industries that has demonstrated exceptional performance.

Small Business of the Year

Awarded to a company with 5 – 15 employees, within the creative, digital and technology industries that has demonstrated exceptional performance.

Business of The Year

Awarded to a business with more than 15 employees within the creative, digital and technology industries that has demonstrated exceptional performance.


Winners will be announced at the 6th annual awards ceremony which is due to take place on Thursday 1 October at The Epic Centre, Lincolnshire Showground.

Tickets are now on sale for this with tables from £360.

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