FinTech Awards Wales has officially opened with nominations welcomed across 11 categories, and winners announced at an Awards Event at Cardiff’s Tramshed on Friday 19 July.
The inaugural awards, which will celebrate innovation and growth in Wales’ thriving FinTech sector will recognise the rising stars and talent behind some of the country’s most exciting start-ups.
Matt Hyde, MD FinTech Awards Wales is proud that the awards will recognise the extraordinary people who are part of the fastest growing digital economy outside of London.
“FinTech Awards Wales will recognise the people who are at the centre of Wales’ digital disruption, and the innovators who are breaking new ground in the finance sector. The awards will recognise their success and inspire future growth”.
Cardiff-based Confused.com, the UK’s first insurance comparison site will be principle sponsor of the awards in honour of its heritage as a founding Fin Tech company.
Louise O’Shea, CEO at Confused.com, says:
“Wales is earning itself a name as an established FinTech hub formed of agile start-up businesses to innovative tech giants.
“The tech sector is worth £8.5bn to the Welsh economy. Demonstrating the calibre of organisations operating in Wales through the FinTech Wales Awards will help us to attract the best talent to the region and allow us to continue growing our community.
“We’re excited to celebrate the achievements of our fellow FinTechs at this first-of-its-kind event in Wales. Roll on July!”
As anticipation builds for these inaugural awards, Richard Theo, CEO Wealthify, and UK Government’s FinTech envoy for Wales, is proud to chair the judging panel.
“We are fortunate in Wales to have a well established FinTech ecosystem, benefiting from a strong support network of accelerator hubs. The awards will ignite the ambition of Wales’ rising digital starts and put us at the forefront of growth in the UK.
The awards are welcomed by Ken Skates, Welsh Assembly Government Minister for Business and Innovation, saying, The awards have been welcomed by Wales’ Economy Minister Ken Skates who said:
“There is no doubt that we are living in an age of unprecedented change and economic opportunity and this is one of the many reasons why the Welsh Government is such a proud and active supporter of our thriving Fintech Sector. I look forward to these awards which will shine a light on the skilled workforce and exciting innovators who are proud to drive forward their businesses here in Wales”.
Developed in partnership with Recruit 121 Group, FinTech Awards Wales will continue to showcase the talented professionals in the FinTech sector in Wales. CEO Che Hookings believes the awards solidify Wales as a destination for future investment.
“FinTech Awards Wales come at a perfect time as Wales continues to establish itself as an important centre for this sector. The future expansion of FinTech in Wales means even more opportunities for the vibrant workforce and rich seam of talent”.
For more information or press enquires please contact Matt Hyde on 07977136477 or [email protected]