This year we can’t hold the awards physically, but we are very excited to bring you the awards in a virtual form! The event will be unlike any other awards BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and Computing have done before, with lots of excitement and fun, and of course to give the finalists and winners the recognition they deserve!

The awards will be broadcasted live to thousands of IT professionals across the UK on Wednesday 11 November at 4pm.

Do not miss out on the fun; Everyone is welcome to join!
You can register to attend the awards here which is free.


IT and digital services are playing a critical role during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, we should recognise and reward the IT professionals behind these services: the vital workers ensuring people and businesses stay connected during this crisis and keeping the national infrastructure working.

We want to celebrate organisational and individual excellence; those who are inspiring the next generation of IT professionals and helping to shape the future of IT, our industry and digital society.

Technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and there are hundreds of events dedicated to recognising success - but only one boasts the professionalism, scale and recognition to lead the way.

The UK IT Industry Awards are the largest and most well-known event in the technology industry calendar. Owned and operated by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and Computing, the awards enjoy a level of professionalism and industry knowledge not seen at other shows. From transport apps and online shopping baskets to literally saving lives, modern IT impacts all of us.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and Computing exist to celebrate the role of the IT team: the positive impact it has on business and the wider world. As a brand, we champion that, and the UK IT Industry Awards are there to recognise and lionise the people who are creating a better world through IT.


Winners at the UK IT Industry Awards are chosen based on more than the strength of a written entry, by a panel of judges drawn from the list of sponsors. All UK IT judging is done 1-2-1 by multiple panels of IT leaders that are rigorously, stringently independent. Instead of reading the work of marketing teams, these judges question IT professionals themselves and mark them as peers. As a result, winners are celebrated for genuine success.

This unique process adds an astonishing level of tension for entrants, but ensures that the winners are genuinely leading their chosen field.


This event is working towards the International Standard ISO 20121 and follows guidance set out by the Sustainable Event Alliance (SEA)



2020 Categories  

Personal Excellence:

Business Analyst of the Year

CIO of the Year

Inspirational Individual of the Year

IT Apprentice of the Year

DevOps Engineer of the Year

IT Service and Support Professional of the Year

Operational Leader of the Year

Rising star of the Year

Technology Excellence:

Business IT Innovation of the Year

Cloud Innovation Provider of the Year

Emerging Technology of the Year

MobileTechnology of the Year

Infrastructure Innovation of the Year

Security Innovation of the Year

UK Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award

Organisational Excellence:

Best place to work in IT 2019

Development Team of the Year

IT Project Team of the Year

IT Team of the Year

Services Company of the year

Specialist Vendor of the Year

Sustainable Organisation of the Year

Inclusive Organisation of the Year

VAR of the Year

Project Excellence:

AI/ML Project of the Year

Best Charity (Third Sector)IT Project of the Year

Best Public Sector IT Project

Best Use of Cloud Services

Digital Transformation Project of the Year

Data Science Project of the Year

Best User Engagement Project of the Year

IT Vendor of the Year:

Vendor of the Year


Entry Queries
Aneka Goulbourne
Marketing Manager
+44 (0)1793 417 417
Entry System Queries:
Rubie Romanay
Head of Event & Brand Marketing, Enterprise IT
+44 (0)20 7484 9706
Sponsorship Queries:
Steve Hands
Commercial Director
+44 (0)20 7484 9819
Finalist Packages
Katy Pieris
Head of Business Development
+44 (0)20 7484 9720