At the annual Thames Valley Tech Awards 2019, iCaaS was named as a finalist in the Tech Start-Up category.
The glitzy Awards evening took place at the impressive Madejski Stadium in Reading.
The second annual Thames Valley Tech Awards honoured the region’s top technology businesses in a dozen categories.
The Tech Start-Up category was sponsored by Centerprise International.
The Business Magazine
The awards were organised by The Business Magazine, which reports on tech businesses in the Thames Valley from its base in Pangbourne.
All the top tech companies in the area were represented at the dinner.
iCaaS CEO Nicola Hartland said: “It was an absolute honour to have been named a finalist in the Thames Valley Tech Awards.
“There is a wealth of talent in this area with innovative and technology companies.
“Our nomination was testament to the hard work and the fantastic product we have researched and developed over the past two years.
“Our company is going from strength to strength and being named finalist was fantastic.
“To have our innovative software and achievements we’ve had so far, recognised within the Thames Valley – which houses some of the most progressive tech companies in the UK – is an amazing achievement for us.”
This year’s Thames Valley Tech Awards follow the success of its first year in 2018 and recognises the outstanding achievements of businesses- both big and small- from a region that is home to companies including Microsoft, Oracle Huawei and Cisco.
The Awards took place on Wednesday September 19 at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre.
Finalists ranged across the technology sector from start-ups to well established ‘veterans.
They included software developers, telecoms providers, hardware suppliers and manufacturer, cloud solutions companies, science-based businesses, people working in artificial intelligence and others working in the field of space technology.
The awards were hosted by Kate Bellingham, well known from BBC’s Tomorrow’s World, as well as for her passion for encouraging women to take up careers in STEM roles.
Peter Laurie, head of client relations at awards organiser The Business Magazine and chair of the judging panel, said: “For our second year, we had many, many excellent entries.”
He added: “I’d like to thank the judges, who visited a number of the shortlisted companies and diligently assessed the strengths and potential of the contenders.”
Mr Laurie said: “We have been truly impressed with the companies who have entered this year’s awards.”
He added: “The finalists are shining examples of the diversity of technology in the Thames Valley and the brilliant businesses that have started up here and grown, many to become global leaders.”
He emphasised the importance of the Thames Valley as a technology hub that attracts leading players like Microsoft, Oracle and Vodafone.
The evening’s guest speaker was the technologist, broadcaster and journalist David McLelland, who spoke about his technology and media career.
He is resident technology consumer champion for BBC1 Rip Off Britain, a regular in the ITV Good Morning Britain studio reporting on breaking technology news stories, and co-host of mobile gadget show Planet of the Apps for Challenge TV.