• How co-innovation could make Manchester the UK’s digital leader

    21 Jun 2017

    By Sarah Martin

    If you want to know about Greater Manchester’s rich history of tech innovation, how’s this for a potted history?

    Did you know, for example, that the first stored programme computer and the world’s thinnest material, graphene, both began life at the University of Manchester?

  • BCS is delighted to be sponsoring the Big Chip Awards

    12 Jun 2017

    2017 is a very important year for us, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Not only are we celebrating our 60th year of making IT good for society, we’re delighted to be one of the headline sponsors of the Big Chip Awards for the very first time.

  • Celebrating Northern innovation at Big Chip awards 2017

    04 Jun 2017

    By Lisa-Marie Smith, Director, ForrestBrown

    We love the digital scene in Manchester and the other Northern cities. There are so many fantastic businesses developing innovative technologies. Quite a few of whom ForrestBrown work with directly, securing them valuable funding.

    I travel up here regularly and see that organisations like Manchester Digital are doing great work in creating a culture of support and collaboration. And I’m sure this will grow ever stronger over time as more hubs, resources, events and incubators are developed.

  • Fed up with broken promises?

    24 May 2017

    We talked to Ashley Griffths, managing director of The Loop recently to find out more about what The Loop can offer to digital and technology businesses and why they chose to sponsor the Big Chip Awards.

  • Big Chip Awards shortlist announced

    27 Apr 2017

    Nearly 90 businesses across the North of England have been shortlisted for a prestigious awards ceremony recognising digital and creative excellence.

  • Five minutes with…

    11 Apr 2017

    This week, we spoke to one of the members of this year’s judging panel, Alison McKenzie-Folan – who has played a crucial part in Wigan Council’s digital transformation as deputy chief executive and director of customer transformation. Under Alison’s leadership, last year the council won ‘Digital Council of the Year’ in the Local Government Chronicle Awards and the same accolade in the 2016 Digital Leaders 100 Awards.

  • A big help for smaller and micro-sized businesses

    09 Mar 2017

    Here we talk to Joe Gosling, managing director at Bearded Fellows, winner of Best Freelancer / Micro Enterprise award at last year’s Big Chip Awards

  • This time it's personal: Why winning a Big Chip Award means so much

    03 Mar 2017

    In our latest blog, we talk to Liam Bateman, co-founder of Manchester agency Silverchip on why this year, it's a personal goal to win a Big Chip Award

  • Turning over a new leaf: The North’s great but we need to be more vocal about it

    22 Feb 2017

    Here we talk to Gilbert Corrales, CEO at Leaf.fm, winner of both Best Start-Up and the Grand Prix award at last year’s Big Chip Awards

  • How Uniform stood out from the crowd and bagged a Big Chip

    08 Feb 2017

    Here we talk to Scott McCubbin, associate director at Uniform, winner of last year’s Best Use of Visual Design at the Big Chip Awards

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