• The Big Chip Awards celebrate 20 years of digital excellence in the North

    05 Jul 2018

    The 20th annual Big Chip Awards took place last night (Wednesday 4th July), in a ceremony which saw businesses, individuals and students across 21 categories take home a prestigious award.

    Organised by digital and tech trade association Manchester Digital, the awards have celebrated excellence across the North for the last 20 years, making them the longest running digital and tech awards in the UK.

  • Shortlist for 20th annual Big Chip Awards announced

    03 May 2018

    The shortlist for The Big Chip Awards 2018 has been announced, with 85 businesses from
    the North of England in line to bring home an award.

    The Big Chip Awards are the longest running digital and tech awards in the UK and have
    reflected and celebrated the development of the North’s digital and technology industries for
    two decades. This year is an important milestone for the event and – fittingly - there was a
    record number of entries across 19 categories.

  • Shortlist for 20 th annual Big Chip Awards announced

    03 May 2018

    The shortlist for The Big Chip Awards 2018 has been announced, with 85 businesses from
    the North of England in line to bring home an award.

    The Big Chip Awards are the longest running digital and tech awards in the UK and have
    reflected and celebrated the development of the North’s digital and technology industries for
    two decades. This year is an important milestone for the event and – fittingly - there was a
    record number of entries across 19 categories.

  • The 2018 Big Chip awards will be the 20th.

    21 Mar 2018

    A lot can happen in 20 years. It’s really quite sobering to think how things were back then when Annie Millar first organised an ‘Internet Gala Dinner’ in 1997 (if you’re wondering what happened to the missing year, we slipped when the event moved from November to spring in 2004).

  • Flow Creative discuss how they made the leap into entering The Big Chip Awards

    19 Mar 2018

    The North, and Manchester in particular, is really booming at the moment with digital and tech companies doing amazing work. It’s one of the biggest growth sectors in the country and contributes a huge amount to the UK economy. It’s a really exciting time for the region and to be working this field I’ve been aware of the Big Chip Awards for years, but had never thought of entering anything.

  • 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?

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