This year we saw comedian and actor Bethany Black takeover the stage, spreading laughter through the crowd as she announced the winners from across the North.

Here are some photos from the memorable night…

The stage set up for compere Bethany Black and the 2016 Big Chip winners

The awards laid out before they were handed to our brilliant winners

Smiles all around as all the digital professionals around the north start to arrive at the Midland Hotel for the ceremony. (Simon Wharton, managing director at PushON, James Crawford, managing director at PR Agency One, Rachel Thompson, marketing and events manager at Manchester Digital, Mike Carter, owner of Orchard.)

Bethany Black takes to the stage

 Space 48 as they picked up awards for the Best B2C E-Business Project

HiFi smiling all the way to the stage as they pick up their trophy for Best Public Sector Project

Corporation Pop win Best User Experience

Gospelware smiling from ear to ear as they win Best Use of Mobile

Best Use of Visual Design goes to Uniform + Made Thought

Stardotstar win Most Innovative Application of Technology

All of our brilliant Big Chip winners for 2016! Congratulations to each and every one of you. What a night!


Another big thank you to our headline sponsor UKFast, and sponsors MLP Law, Bruntwood, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester Science Partnerships, Tech North, BCS: The Chartered Institute for IT, MediaCityUK, Wolfe, North Coders, Indiespring, and Video Ink!

We can't wait to see everyone again next year.