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.


31 July: Entries Close £195 + vat

14-17 September: Virtual Judging days

>> Personal Excellence - Monday 14 September
 >> Organisational Excellence and IT Vendor - Tuesday 15 September
>> Project Excellence - Wednesday 16 September
>> Technology Excellence - Thursday 17 September

    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


    The UK IT Industry Awards 2020 will take place at Evolution Battersea, Queenstown Road, London, SW8 4NW


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    Aneka Goulbourne
    Marketing Manager
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    Head of Event & Brand Marketing, Enterprise IT
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    Steve Hands
    Commercial Director
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    Luke Taylor
    Senior Delegate Executive
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