Digital Technology Awards

Scotland’s digital award entries up by half


Polly PurvisScotlandIS, the trade association championing the digital technologies industry, has released the shortlist for the hotly-contested 2016 Digital Technology Awards.

The awards, now in their sixth year, celebrate the talent and ideas abundant in Scotland’s world-class digital technologies industry.

  • This year the awards received a record number of entries – a 50% increase on 2015 – reflecting the health of the sector. 
  • There are 15 categories, including three new awards 
  • The awards ceremony takes place on 20 April, Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

Polly Purvis CEO of ScotlandIS said: “The Scottish digital technologies sector is not just buoyant, it is thriving. It continues to grow year on year. I am delighted to see this reflected in the number of entries for the competition, which have doubled this year.

“The diversity, scale and sheer innovation of the companies on the shortlist is impressive and demonstrates the opportunities which are available for those interested in a career in the sector.”

There are fifteen gongs up for grabs this year with several new categories making their debut including: CEO of the Year, Education Provider / Training Programme and the Data Lab sponsored Transformational Innovation Through Data award.

Iomart and Skyscanner will go head to head for the Large Digital Tech Business award whilst Administrate, Calnex, and Edge Testing are shortlisted for the Midsized Business category. Adimo, Escrivo, and Mallzee vie for the Small Digital Tech Business gong. Start-ups are also celebrated in the Emerging Digital Tech Business of the Year category with the nominees being Cofficient, Indigo Technologies, and Senshi Digital.

The 2016 finalists are:

Best B2B Technology Product / Service

Edge Testing



Zonal Retail Data Systems


Best B2C Technology Product / Service




International Technology Star



Traceall Global


Best Financial Services Product / Service



Share In


Best Public Sector Product / Service

Informed Solutions

School Cloud Systems

Spider Online


Best Education Provider / Training Programme


Edge Testing

PLAN C (Professional Learning and Networking for Computing)


Outstanding Marketing Performance by a Tech Company


Rookie Oven


Investment Deal of the Year





Transformational Innovation Through Data


Global Surface Intelligence

The Royal Bank of Scotland


CEO of the Year


Clear Returns

Edge Testing



Digital Agency of the Year  

Ambergreen Internet Marketing Ltd




Emerging Digital Tech Business of the Year


Indigo Technologies

Senshi Digital


Small Digital Tech Business of the Year





Midsized Digital Tech Business of the Year



Edge Testing


Large Digital Tech Business of the Year




Scotland’s digital technologies industry contributes £5 billion in GVA to the economy and some 84,000 people are employed in the sector with start–up incubators such as Rookie Oven in Glasgow and CodeBase in Edinburgh enjoying huge success and growth. According to KPMG’s Tech Monitor, the number of tech sector enterprises in Scotland grew 43.4 per cent between 2010 and 2015, second only to London (54.6%).

The ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards provide a unique opportunity to associate brands with the vibrant and growing digital technologies industry, from software, IT and Telecoms companies to digital agencies and web developers.

This year’s sponsors are Cathcart Associates, Head Resourcing, Bright Purple, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, SQA, The Data Lab, doc-department, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, Enigma People Solutions and Hudson.

Visit to find out more about the awards and how to attend the event.


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