The Silicon Canal Awards had three main objectives of connecting, promoting and supporting the various parts of Birmingham's technology ecosystem. Silicon Canal is a community interest company, a group of dedicated volunteers who work within the technology industry within Birmingham, that believe that having a great technology ecosystem within the city is extremely important. November 2016 has been a huge milestone for the initiative, marked by the first ever Silicon Canal Tech Awards.

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Over 250 people from across Birmingham's technology sector came together to celebrate everyone's successes. The awards were across ten categories such as best tech startup, through to best developer of the year and best large tech company of the year etc, aiming to represent all of the best parts of the tech ecosystem and the companies within that.

We are pleased to announce that Scorchsofts Managing Director Andrew Ward won the 'Most Influential Male in Technology' category for the event. For more information check out the video below.

If you work within the Greater Birmingham tech industry or run a local technology business, then this is an initiative that you should be involved with. You can register your business onto the Silicon Canal directory for free and get notified of upcoming events and initiative.