• MadLab's thoughts on winning a Big Chip Award

    14 Mar 2018

    Manchester Digital Laboratory - MadLab - is about grassroots innovation, working across science and technology, arts and culture, and so getting involved with the Big Chip Awards was a natural fit for us.

  • UKFast - 5 years of Big Chip

    05 Mar 2018

    It’s that time of year again! The greatest minds of the northern tech industry are coming together to get that Big Chip event space buzzing.

    UKFast has been a proud sponsor of the Big Chip Awards for five years, championing northern digital innovation and creativity, alongside our partner Manchester Digital.

    We’ve come a long way since our first entry in 2008 and we’re proud to have recently been ranked as the best place to work in Manchester by The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2018 list – what an honour.

  • Five minutes with… Malcolm Garrett, Big Chip 2018 judge

    26 Feb 2018

    Malcolm Garrett is a celebrated graphic designer known for his work with musicians such as Buzzcocks and Duran Duran. He is a graduate of Manchester Polytechnic - now Manchester Metropolitan University - and was an early adopter of digital technology and founder and joint artistic director of the Design Manchester festival. 

    Hi Malcolm. You’ve taken a seat on our judging panel for the past few years. Why did you decide to get involved with Big Chip again in 2018? 

  • Big Chip Awards 2018: Entries open

    17 Jan 2018

    Entries for Big Chip - the UK’s most established digital and technology awards - open today,
    with a number of exciting new categories to showcase the best industry talent across the
    North of England.

  • 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.