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Awards Open to Recognise the FinTech Professionals of Wales


FinTech Awards Wales 2021 have officially launched, with nominations welcomed from across Wales.

The Awards, which are designed to recognise the FinTech Professionals and companies of Wales and shine a light on the growing FinTech sector, are now in their second year.

With an Awards evening planned for 23 September, FinTech Awards Wales will return to the Tramshed, where Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford was guest of honour at the 2019 inaugural event.

Matt Hyde, MD of FinTech Awards Wales, looks forward to another year of uncovering talent and recognising the stars. 

“The growing FinTech sector is one of the jewels in the crown of business in Wales.  The Awards will place the spotlight fully on the emerging and established tech companies and entrepreneurs who are helping millions of customers with technology enabled financial products”.

The FinTech sector is growing rapidly in Wales, fuelled by the fantastic talent, courage and bravery of a new stable of businesses.  With almost 44,000 people actively employed within the Digital Economy in Wales, the nation’s tech sector is worth an estimated £8.2bn to the Welsh economy and is providing fantastic employment and development opportunities for the workforce in Wales.

Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Ken Skates, said:

“We have created world class financial and professional services here in Wales.

“The sector is hugely important to the Welsh economy and the growing pool of talent in the industry will be key as we recover from the severe impacts of coronavirus.

“The pandemic has placed incredible pressures and challenges on our businesses, but I am immensely proud of the way our resilient workforces have succeeded in the face of adversity.

“FinTech Awards Wales provides an opportunity to recognise the exciting firms and individuals who have driven this flourishing industry through the public health crisis and I encourage everyone to nominate those individuals who they feel deserve to be recognised.”

Principal Sponsor, Confused.Com’s CEO, Louise O’Shea is delighted to be part of this year’s event

“Wales is a destination for FinTech talent, and the Awards are a valuable opportunity to put a spotlight on the industry and recognise our ability to compete on a global stage. The Coronavirus pandemic has shown what a resilient and resourceful sector this is, and we should celebrate that”.

This year’s judges include, Charlotte Crosswell  CEO, Innovate Finance, Mark  Walker from the FinTech Power 50; Domenic Girolamo Group Chief Technology Officer at Innovation Group, with Sarah Williams – Gardner CEO of FinTech Wales  and  Andrew Probert  founder of Admiral Insurance returning to the role of Co – Chair of the Judging Panel.

Nominations are welcomed in 11 categories, via   Shortlisted individuals, teams and organisations will be announced in the summer.


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