Skyscanner named Scotland’s best large tech business

The Skyscanner team with their award for large digital tech business of the year. Picture: Guy Hinks
The Skyscanner team with their award for large digital tech business of the year. Picture: Guy Hinks
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Flight search engine Skyscanner has been named large digital business of the year at the Scottish technology industry’s annual awards ceremony.

The Edinburgh-based firm picked up the accolade at the ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards 2016 in Glasgow, with Calnex, the Linlithgow maker of kits for testing mobile phone networks, winning the award for mid-sized firms.

Personal shopping app Mallzee was named small digital tech business of the year, and also walked away with the prize for best business-to-consumer product.

Another double winner was financial platform Nucleus, named best financial service for the second year running and also picking up a gong for outstanding marketing performance.

The investment deal of the year award went to fellow Edinburgh firm FreeAgent, the online accounting software specialist.

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ScotlandIS chief executive Polly Purvis said: “We were delighted to see a record number entries for this year’s awards. The strength and scope of the award applications was outstanding so I would like to congratulate all of our winners, and everyone who applied. From well-known names to specialist businesses we saw a great many examples of passion, innovation and hard work.

“Scotland’s digital technologies sector is not just buoyant, it is thriving and as a small country I believe we punch well above our weight. ScotlandIS now has around 300 member businesses and this year’s award winners offer a snapshot of the talent making an impact across our industry.”


Best business-to-business technology product/service: Zonal Retail Data Systems

Best business-to-consumer product/service: Mallzee

International technology star: HotDocs

Best financial services product/service: Nucleus

Best public sector product/service: School Cloud Systems

Best education provider/training programme: Plan C

Outstanding marketing performance by a tech company: Nucleus

Investment deal of the year: FreeAgent

Transformational innovation through data: Royal Bank of Scotland

CEO of the year: Brian Ferrie, Edge Testing

Digital agency of the year: Ambergreen Internet Marketing

Emerging digital tech business of the year: Senshi Digital

Small digital tech business of the year: Mallzee

Mid-sized digital tech business of the year: Calnex

Large digital tech business of the year: Skyscanner