BRISTOL, U.K. – A group of technology professionals who have demonstrated leadership in the industry and a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion along with three leading technology companies have been selected as the winners of the U.K. Spotlight Awards by CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry and workforce.
“These professionals and businesses represent the best of the best in the United Kingdom,” said M.J. Shoer, chief community officer at CompTIA. “We’re thrilled to recognise their efforts at strengthening the dynamic technology community, and for their commitment, passion, professionalism, and leadership in assisting CompTIA to grow tech businesses.”
This year’s awards ceremony was held at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel as part of the annual CompTIA UK Business Technology Community Meeting. The event attracts a diverse audience of executives and leaders engaged in the business of technology, from those selling technology solutions to training and teaching tech skills.
“CompTIA has always aimed to promote and embody excellence and standards across the technology sector and across the globe,” Shoer said. “These winners very much represent those values.”
The 2022 CompTIA UK Spotlight Award winners are:
CompTIA UK Future Leader Spotlight Award - Lizzie Robinson, Senior Manager of Operations, Pax8, for making her mark within a CompTIA Corporate Member organisation and showing success and originality as an entrepreneur.
Highly Commended: Claire Jenks, Director, Tubblog
Highly Commended: Brian Byrne, Co-Founder and CEO, Mesh
CompTIA UK Advancing Diversity Spotlight Award – Greg Jones, Business Development Director EMEA, Datto, for his advocacy and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the technology industry; serving as a role model; and having a positive impact on the lives and careers of others.
Highly Commended: Sinéad Laffan, Director of Learning & Development, Pax8
Highly Commended: Hannah Lloyd, Vice President of Channel Sales, inSOC Inc.
CompTIA UK Advancing Women in Technology Spotlight Award – Hannah Lloyd, Vice President, Channel Sales, inSOC, for serving as an advocate and role model for women in technology.
Highly Commended: Tracy Jayne Pound, Managing Director, Maximity Ltd.
Highly Commended: Cara Barron, Director, User Experience, N-able
CompTIA UK Community Leadership Spotlight Award – Dan Scott, Director, IT Nation Community EMEA, ConnectWise, for demonstrating outstanding service and impact to the community.
Highly Commended: Hollie Whittles, Director, Purple Frog Systems Ltd.
Highly Commended: Greg Jones, Business Development Director EMEA, Datto
CompTIA UK Solution Provider Spotlight Award – Cloud Nexus, for demonstrating leadership, excellence and innovation as an organisation and towards their clients.
Highly Commended: Illuminate Technology
Highly Commended: Pro Drive IT
CompTIA UK Innovative Vendor Spotlight Award – CyberSmart, for demonstrating an innovative approach to its business, transforming their organisation and the wider industry.
Highly Commended: TitanHQ
Highly Commended: inSOC Inc.
CompTIA UK Innovative Distributor Spotlight Award – Teknov8 Distribution Ltd, for making a significant impact on the industry through offering new services and products that improve their clients’ experiences and everyday lives.
Highly Commended: Northamber Plc
Highly Commended: Pax8
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. Visit https://www.comptia.org/.