With the world and technology changing faster than ever, understanding, using and shaping IT for success is one of the key challenges of 2023. As companies and consumers explore technologies and trends like artificial intelligence, green technology and cloud native, IT professionals find themselves once again at the bleeding edge of change.

The UK IT Industry Awards are designed to celebrate and promote the organisations, teams, projects, technologies and individuals who continue to help 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.

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 professional: the positive impact they have on business, society and our planet. As organisations, we champion that, and the UK IT Industry Awards exist 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. 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.


2023 timeline:



2023 Categories  

Personal Excellence:

Apprentice of the Year

Business Analyst of the Year

*NEW* Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leader of the Year

Engineer of the Year

Inspirational Individual of the Year

*NEW* Mentor of the Year

Rising Star of the Year

*NEW* Security Professional of the Year

IT Leader of the Year

Organisational Excellence:

Best Place to Work

Development Team of the Year

Project Team of the Year

Services Company of the Year

Team of the Year

*NEW* Special award- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

*NEW* Special award - Sustainability

Vendor of the Year

Technology Excellence:

*NEW* Accessible Technology

Innovation of the Year

*NEW* AI Innovation of the Year

Cloud Innovation of the Year

Emerging Technology of the Year

*NEW* Green Technology Innovation of the Year

Infrastructure Innovation of the Year

Innovation of the Year

Security Innovation of the Year

Project Excellence:

*NEW* Artificial Intelligence Project of the Year

Charity (Third Sector) Project of the Year

Data Project of the Year

Defence, Security or Law Enforcement Project of the Year

Digital Transformation Project of the Year

Financial Services Project of the Year

Healthcare Sector Project of the Year

Public Sector Project of the Year

Technology Refresh Project of the Year

User Experience (UX) Project of the Year

Entries Queries:
Pamela Fegan
Event Manager
01793 417417
Entry system queries:
Josh Whittingham
Marketing Manager