5th annual Jersey TechAwards shows thriving and diverse digital sector

Posted: 02/05/2023

The winners of the 5th Annual Jersey TechAwards are ambassadors of a thriving and increasingly diverse digital sector in Jersey, according to Tony Moretta, CEO of Digital Jersey.

Sponsored by C5 Alliance and organised by Digital Jersey, the winners were presented with their Awards at a gala ceremony at the Royal Jersey Showground last week (28 April), hosted by television personality and award-winning comedian Zoe Lyons.

This was the biggest ever Jersey TechAwards event with nearly 500 attendees, demonstrating the growth of the digital sector, the rise in the adoption of  technology in non-digital sectors of the economy, the growing importance of digital solutions in all areas of society, and the value added by digital to the Jersey economy.

The event also included a welcome drinks reception sponsored by Lloyds Bank International, as well as live music from international singer Jessica Lloyd Chays and her band.

Featuring eleven categories including a new Innovation Award, the Awards are designed to celebrate the pioneering individuals, innovative businesses and digital champions using technology to accelerate positive change across Jersey. They were judged by a panel chaired by Marbral Advisory chief executive Leonie McCrann. The winners were:

  • Innovation Award sponsored by PwC: RaceNation/SportsGiving – revolutionising fundraising in Jersey and beyond
  • Start-up Award sponsored by NatWest International: Soteria – a crisis management business
  • Fintech Award sponsored by Jersey Finance: Cygnetise – applying blockchain to revolutionising Authorised Signatory Management
  • ESG Award sponsored by PropelFwd: Government of Jersey Marine Resources team – seeing below the surface
  • Company Award sponsored by Switch Digital: RaceNation/SportsGiving – revolutionising fundraising in Jersey and beyond
  • Productivity Award sponsored by Sure: WeDigital – Richardsons Jersey Royals
  • Creative Award sponsored by JE3.COM: ArtHouse Jersey – The Sound of Colour Exhibition
  • Public Sector Award sponsored by Jersey Electricity: Jersey Coastguard – ‘Trace’ app
  • Student Award sponsored by JT: Poppy – Les Quennevais School
  • Teacher Award sponsored by Carey Olsen: Katie Ferreira – Les Quennevais School
  • Leadership Award sponsored by KPMG: Werner Bornman

Commenting on the Awards, Tony Moretta said: “As we celebrate five years of digital excellence through our Awards this year, we continue to be impressed by the talent, leadership and innovation of all those who have entered. Our winners this year span blockchain technology, art and agriculture through to charity fundraising, crisis management and environmental conservation, reflecting how technology is increasingly impacting all corners of our lives. I’d like to congratulate all our winners – they are ambassadors of a thriving digital sector in Jersey of which we can be proud.”

Stuart Richford, Group Commercial Director at C5, added: “These awards are an important milestone in the Island’s calendar and provide a wonderful opportunity to recognise the talent we have here in Jersey. We should be encouraged that the island has so many innovators and entrepreneurs who are pushing boundaries through technology, creating solutions for islanders and the wider world alike. It is this ongoing drive for innovation that will continue to ensure Jersey’s long-term success and these Awards provide a fantastic opportunity to celebrate that.”

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