About the TechWorks Gala Dinner and Awards 2021

We were delighted that our annual TechWorks Summit & Awards Gala Dinner beat the threatened Covid restrictions and took place, as planned, on Thursday 9th December 2021, at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Paul’s.

The event brought together hundreds of executives & professionals from across the industry, providing an excellent opportunity to network with industry leaders, meet new clients or host existing clients and build brand awareness.  At the dinner, we announced the winners of the TechWorks Awards – celebrating achievements & behaviours conducive to a healthy & vibrant industry.


Congratulations to all the winners of our 2021 Awards

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Joshua Crook (DIODES) receives the 2021 TechWorks Young Engineer of the Year Award.

Peter Davies (Thales) collects the Advancement of Automotive Security Award on behalf of Catherine H, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Paul Cain & Chuck Milligan collect the 2021 TechWorks Disruptive Innovation Award for FlexEnable.

Matt Corrall, Harriet Clarke, Kemi Jacobs, Faye Lockier & Loic Corenthy receive the 2021 TechWorks Disruptive Innovation Award for Ultraleap.

Pictured are John Moor (IoTSF), Jenny Devoy (IoTSF) & Tom White (Paratus People) receiving the 2021 IoTSF Champion Award on behalf of EXPLIoT.

Kevin Robinson (yieldHUB) and Richard Carter, Cleve Wright, Louise Allen and Ifgenia Balkoura (all from HORIBA) receive the 2021 NMI Manufacturing Site of the Year Award for HORIBA.

Mike Jennings receives the 2021 NMI R&D Excellence Award for Swansea University.

Alan Banks (TechWorks), Dr Stephen Lambert (AESIN / McLaren Applied) & Piers Linney (speaker) collect on behalf of ITM Power, winners the 2021 TechWorks Emerging Deep Tech Award.

Alan Banks (TechWorks) & Piers Linney (speaker) collect on behalf of aimsun, winners of the 2021 TechWorks Green Technology Award.

Paul Taylor of Dynex Semiconductor collects his TechWorks Contribution to Industry Award.

Neil Dickins (IC Resources) & Nick Allott (nquiringminds) receive the TechWorks Company of the Year Award for nquiringminds.

Congratulations to all our Nominees for this years awards

Thank you to our Sponsors

Industry Summit

Outline Agenda

Welcome Buffet Lunch
Industry Summit

Join hundreds of UK tech leaders, ministers, universities and funders & help shape the UK position in the Deep Tech Industry.

The Summit provides an invaluable opportunity to broaden your perspectives on current issues facing our industry.

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Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Outline Agenda

Drinks Reception
Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Event Close

This prestigious event brings together hundreds of executives & professionals from across the industry.

During the Gala Dinner, we announce the winners of the TechWorks Awards – celebrating achievements & behaviours conducive to a healthy & vibrant industry.

Please note, this a black tie event.

Apply for an Award

TechWorks recognises organisations who have achieved significant business improvement through development of new products,  processes, operational excellence, market innovation and outstanding performance within 2020 and 2021.

The TechWorks awards are open to all organisations active within the tech industry, with award categories to fit a wide range of sectors. They are FREE to enter, with a simple online process.

We invite organisations to submit a brief award application that demonstrates why your site has excelled, giving clear examples of success.

Applications for awards are now open.

Closing date for submissions: 3rd September 2021
Final notifications: 4th October 2021


Live Entertainment

The Hound Dogs

The Hound Dogs are one of the best and most popular professional party bands around – they currently perform over 100 shows a year for private parties, weddings, corporate functions. Expect to hear a vast catalogue of songs from rock ‘n’ roll right up to modern classics.


Our Speaker

Piers Linney

Piers Linney is one of the biggest names in British business. The visionary behind the #StartUp and #ScaleUp projects, the award-winning entrepreneur is transforming his influential career, as a serial founder and investor, into implementable advice for aspiring SMEs.


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Nestled beside St Paul’s Cathedral in London’s business district, the Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Paul’s is the ideal place for both business and leisure visitors to the city. Our London spa hotel with a 18m pool is a great place to unwind after a busy day of exploring the UK’s bustling capital, and each of the 459 guestrooms guarantees a good night’s rest.

The hotel is conveniently located just a five minute walk from Blackfriars station.

Looking for somewhere to grab a drink after a long day? The hotel offers an on-site bar, with a selection of tasty drinks. There’s also the St Paul’s Rena Health and Fitness Club, which gives our guests access to a range of luxury fitness services, including a fully-equipped gym, swimming pool, and the stunning Rena Spa.

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