1. Who

The Innovation Awards recognise, celebrate and reward the businesses, organisations and individuals who are dedicated to innovation.

These Awards are open to innovative:

  • Individuals
  • Organisations- such as universities, local Councils, catapults etc 
  • Businesses 

based in the UK.  


2. What

The Awards have 4 main categories:

  1. The Innovators- in the manufacturing, engineering, sustainability, net zero, tech, health tech, defence and public sector spaces.  
  2. Individual Innovators- Female, Male and Young Innovator of the Year.
  3. Innovation Champions– for those who support companies with innovation.
  4. Innovation Thought Leaders-recognising those organisations and individuals who create the platforms, finance and space for innovation

3. How

Companies, organisations and individuals are nominated by others.  

The judges assess the nominations and put forward a shortlist.  The shortlist goes to a public vote leading to 5 finalists in each category.   

Finalists are interviewed by an independent judging panel of 3 judges in September. Judges come from a range of organisations including NatWest, EY, Aston University, UoB and Make UK.



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From 6pm- midnight on Friday 9th November 2024


The Eastside Rooms, Woodcock Street,

Birmingham B7 4BL


This is your opportunity to meet decision makers, leading business influencers, business owners, MDs and those working in innovation.  The Awards attract businesses and organisations from across the region.

1. Individual Tickets

Price includes the drinks reception, a delicious 3-course dinner and entertainment with 2 bottles of white wine, a bottle of red wine, a bucket of beers and two jugs of juice placed on your table.

£140 per ticket (£168 plus VAT)

2. A Half Table for 6 Guests

Price includes the drinks reception, a delicious 3-course dinner and entertainment with 2 bottles of white wine, a bottle of red wine, a bucket of beers and two jugs of juice placed on your table.

£750 for a half table (£900 plus VAT)

3. A Table for 12 Guests

Price includes the drinks reception, a delicious 3-course dinner and entertainment with 2 bottles of white wine, a bottle of red wine, a bucket of beers and two jugs of juice placed on your table.

£1,440 for a table (£1,728 plus VAT)

4. A Premium Table of 12

Price includes the drinks reception, 3-course dinner, entertainment, your logo on the back of the programme, an exclusive gift for each guest, plus 2 bottles of white, two bottles of red, a bottle of Prosecco. two buckets of beers and two jugs of juice.

£1,950 for a table (£2,340 plus VAT)


Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With unrivalled expertise within innovation funding and tax relief, Ryan supports UK companies with their business growth by enabling them to fund their future. Our specialist team will assess your business’s eligibility for our wide range of innovation funding services, ranging from grant funding and the patent box to commercial property tax relief and research and development. 


Starting Point Recruitment (SPR) are proud of their unique approach that breaks the mould of traditional recruitment agencies. They donate 100% of their profits to charity and are driving the responsible recruitment revolution.  Since 2003, they have been transforming lives, businesses and local communities through their socially conscious recruitment experience.  


The Technology Supply Chain is a membership for manufacturing, engineering and technology companies.  We help our over 4,000 members to innovate and grow by connecting them with the grants, funded programmes and support they need.  You are invited to find out more and join us at


WMG is a globally renowned research organisation with internationally recognised expertise and facilities.

We are both an academic department of the University of Warwick, and one of the UK’s High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult centres. WMG is a leading international role model for successful collaboration between academia and the public and private sectors, accelerating and de-risking innovation for industry, driving cutting edge R&D to develop the brightest ideas and talent to shape our future.

Tantamount is a creative agency specialising in brand identity and communication. We work with businesses and professionals internationally, with a particular emphasis on the hospitality & leisure, technology and publishing sectors. 

Our services include communication design, brand development, digital experiences, content creation, motion graphics and print & digital publishing.

Find out how we can move your business forward and attract the clients you want.   

Beeswift is a manufacturer and wholesaler of Personal Protective Equipment/Clothing encompassing a wide range of safety products and high quality workwear. 

At Beeswift we pride ourselves on providing high quality PPE from footwear to head protection, products that protect our customers with superior durability and improved comfort.

Our 144,000 sqft Birmingham based HQ and Distribution Centre (NDC) has significant stockholding, serving the UK, Ireland and International territories along with an in-house embroidery and badging facility.

With around 29,000 students from 100 countries (HESA Student Record 2020/21 © Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited) Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success.
BCU has put £270 million into the regional economy and support thousands of jobs in the area. We’re investing £340 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our city-centre campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities.

At Oxbridge, the online college, there are no term times, no strict schedules, and no headaches – just award-winning online courses with unlimited tutor support. We provide everything that you need to achieve real-world, job-ready online qualifications. Our accredited online courses are available all year round, so you can start learning today.

We’re well-known for our online qualifications, from GCSE courses and A-level courses to recognised childcare courses and teaching assistant qualifications in Ofsted-regulated environments. Our courses are thoughtfully developed to allow you to study at a speed that suits you, with access to additional resources like past papers. So whether you’re looking to use Oxbridge to get to University or into a new job, our home learning courses will enable you to gain real-world, recognised qualification.

Engaging a legal firm can be daunting and the fear of being overcharged or confused due to not understanding the language used by solicitors is a real barrier for some potential clients who require support.

At Talbots we are different.

Our tone is conversational and our aim is to avoid legal jargon wherever possible. We showcase our expertise not through long words, but by communicating technicalities clearly and simply.

Our culture is one of a fun firm that employs real people with a sense of humour and friendliness, while remaining professional enough to provide assurance that we’re the best people for the job.



Phil is well-known across the Midlands after his years with BRMB, Heart and the host of the BBC CWR Breakfast Show.

Phil is in demand as host and compere for corporate and charity events, hosting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Symphony Hall, The Jaguar Land Rover Awards and the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards.

Self-described as, Broadcast TV & Radio Presenter, Event Host, Public Speaker, Mature Model, Fundraising Consultant and Road Cyclist, Phil has done a brilliant job of hosting the Innovation Awards since their inception in 2021.


The Technology Supply Chain is a membership for manufacturing, engineering and technology businesses.  We connect our members to grants, fully funded support and new opportunities.

Our members use the support available to innovate. So, we developed the Innovation Awards to recognise, celebrate and reward all innovative companies and organisations.

The TSC (as we are affectionately known) is a Community Interest Company with over 4,000 members. Our partners include Aston, BCU, Birmingham, Coventry, Warwick and Wolverhampton universities as well as the Manufacturing Technology Centre, Make UK and Tech WM.


You are invited to contact us at:

Grosvenor House,
11 St Paul’s Square,
B3 1RB

Phone: 0121 232 8630