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HSBC Innovation Banking backs Enterprise Awards with Platinum Sponsor partnership, as 2024 shortlist revealed

Today HSBC Innovation Banking UK has been revealed as Platinum Sponsor for the 12th annual 2024 Enterprise Awards. Taking place on June 26th 2024, the Enterprise Awards are the only awards solely for founders of tech businesses in the UK and recognise the best of entrepreneurial talent.

HSBC Innovation Banking partners with innovators and investors in the UK, US, Israel, Hong Kong, Denmark and Sweden to help them ignite the bold ideas that reshape the world. It offers flexible banking solutions for startups, scaleups, growth businesses, investors and those working towards IPO. HSBC Innovation Banking’s Glen Waters, Head of Early Stage Banking, and Carly Burrows, Head of Corporate

Finance, will be joining the judging panel for this year’s entries.
Glen Waters, Head of Early Stage Practice, HSBC Innovation Banking UK, said: “We’re excited to be partnering with this year’s Enterprise Awards to recognise the founders making their mark on the UK’s innovation ecosystem. Congratulations and best of luck to those shortlisted – we’re looking forward to celebrating your success at the ceremony in June.”

John O’Connell, Founder and Executive Chairman of ScaleUp Group who created the awards in 2010, said: “I’m delighted we are partnering with HSBC Innovation Banking on the awards this year. We are very much aligned in our vision of encouraging the next generation of tech entrepreneurs. All of the finalists have demonstrated the vital attributes necessary to start and scale their business.”

Also revealed today is the shortlist for the 2024 awards, made up of the following tech leaders:

● Advai, David Sully
● Amdaris, Vlad Nanu
● Blackdot Solutions, Stuart Clarke
● CapitalRise, Uma Rajah
● causaLens, Darko Matovski
● Connectd, Roei Samuel
● Digital Futures, Scott Vincent
● ebo, Gege Gatt
● eflow Global, Ben Parker
● Embridge Consulting, Emma O’Brien
● Finbourne, Thomas McHugh
● Fresh Relevance, Mike Austin
● ICS ai, Martin Neale
● LatentBridge, Hema Gandhi
● Modular Data, Finbarr Murphy
● Mtivity, Patrick Kremer
● Olsam Group, Sam Horbye
● Ozone API, Huw Davies
● Quantexa, Vishal Marria
● Rotageek, Chris McCullough
●, Mark Harvey
● Springly Limited, Adam Sharpe
●, Anton Hanley
● Trustportal, Chris Lamberton
● VivaCity, Mark Nicholson

Previous winners have founded early stage and high growth companies, including Clue Software, Diginius, Duco, Panintelligence, Quantexa and Wazoku, as well as listed companies ActiveOps, Blue Prism, Darktrace and Kainos. These founders have all been awarded for their vision, growth, innovation, financial management, as well as stamina, social impact, and sustainability.

Gold sponsors for the 2024 awards include Evelyn Partners, the wealth management and professional services group providing financial, tax and accountancy services for fast growth businesses, Silverpeak, the specialist tech-focused corporate finance adviser, as well as ScaleUp Group, the company helping technology entrepreneurs reach their goals through securing growth funding on the best terms. Tech analyst and adviser TechMarketView also sponsors this year’s awards.

Each year, the charities of The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists ‘WCIT’ are the beneficiaries of any surplus from the Enterprise Awards event itself, from which well over £100,000 has been donated to charity to date.

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