ScotlandIS has unveiled the shortlist for its 2018 Digital Technology Awards. Now in their eighth year, the awards celebrate the wealth of talent and innovation in Scotland’s digital technologies industry.

This year the awards received a significant number of entries from a diverse range of companies, reflecting the strength of the sector, said organisers. The judging panel included experts, champions, and influencers from across the industry.

“We are a small country with outstanding capabilities reflected in the diversity, scale and innovation of the companies on the shortlist,” said Polly Purvis, chief executive of ScotlandIS.

“We’ve received entries from so many exciting companies who are growing and developing new products and services in response to the opportunities created by the pace of change in the digital world, creating tough choices for the judges.

“The continued success of the industry is reflected in the awards, which highlight the wealth of opportunities available to those considering a career in this vibrant sector. ”

There are 12 trophies available this year including: Digital Technology Business of the Year, Outstanding Marketing Performance by a Tech Company and the Leadership Award.

The 2018 finalists are:

Best B2B Technology Product / Service

Best B2C Technology Product / Service
Arnold Clark
Frog Systems Ltd
NeateBox Ltd

Best Financial Services Product / Service (sponsored by Avaloq)
Beeks Financial Cloud

Best Public Sector Product / Service
Mind of My Own

Best Education Provider / Training Programme
Apps for Good
The Data Lab

Outstanding Marketing Performance by a Tech Company
Big Red Digital
Nucleus Financial

Transformational Innovation Through Data (sponsored by the DataLab)
Urban Tide

Digital Agency of the Year (sponsored by Search)
Exclamation Marketing

Leader of the Year (sponsored by Head Resourcing)
Burness Paull LLP – Callum Sinclair
iProspect – Anneli Ritari-Stewart
ShareIn – Jude Cook

Emerging Digital Tech Business of the Year
Cognative Geology
Global Rugby Network
Wallet Services

Small – Medium Digital Tech Business of the Year (sponsored by Net Talent)
Beeks Financial Cloud
Procure Wizard

Large Digital Tech Business of the Year
Nucleus Financial

This year’s sponsors are Avaloq, Cathcart Associates, Digit, The Data Lab, Head Resourcing, Search and Net Talent. Find out more about the awards and how to attend the event.

Scotland’s digital technologies industry contributes £6bn in GVA to the economy and around 65,000 people are employed in the sector, which is enjoying considerable success and growth. According to KPMG’s Tech Monitor, the number of tech sector enterprises in Scotland grew 43.4% between 2010 and 2015, second only to London (54.6%).