Press Release (January 2022)

UK Black Business Show are delighted to announce that nominations for the 2022 Black Tech Achievement Awards are now open.

The BTA Awards ( were established in 2019 to celebrate and acknowledge Black role models and innovators within the UK’s tech sector and to help illuminate the pathway to greater representation of the Black community within the industry.

Despite a number of initiatives to increase diversity in the tech sector there is still a notable lack of representation. The BTA looks to provide a platform that champions Black leaders within one of the most thriving industries as well as excellent networking for 400 tech professionals and entrepreneurs.

The UK’s technology sector is growing almost three times faster than the rest of the economy and with tech firms creating an ever-increasing number of highly-skilled and highly-paid jobs, opportunities are only set to increase. By championing Black achievement within technology, the BTA Awards aim to inspire and connect whilst helping to map out a more diverse, inclusive and therefore innovative landscape.

Both companies and individuals are eligible to enter the awards providing an opportunity to acknowledge the people and organisations that are at the forefront of tech innovation across 13 categories.

New for this year is the Ally of the Year, Innovation Champion. Developer of the Year and the Lifetime Award. Nominations are free to complete on the BTA Awards website.

The nominations process opens on 10th January for all categories. Judging for the finalists will take place with our esteemed panel, Mandy Nyarko – Capital Enterprise, One Tech, Lynsey Campbell – Director of Customer Success EMEA, VMware, Mark Martin – UK Black Tech, Marc Abraham – Intercom. The winners will be announced on the 17th March at the prestigious awards ceremony held at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster, London.

Guests at the awards ceremony will have an unrivalled networking opportunity to meet with other winners, sponsors and judges over food, drinks, live entertainment and inspiring speakers.

Tickets for this year’s event are available to purchase from the BTA Awards website. Tickets, tables and sponsorship opportunities are available now.


Awards Categories
Employer of the Year
Lifetime Award
Rising Star
App of the Year
Social Good Award
Entrepreneur of the Year
Employee of the Year
Fintech of the Year
Diversity Champion
Ally of the Year
Innovation Champion
BTA Gaming Award
Developer of the Year

Awards Timeline
Nominations open: 10 January 2022
Nominations close: 14 February 2022 (extended – final deadline)
Shortlist announced: 18 February 2022
Winner’s announced and awards ceremony: 17 March 2022

Media Contact
Laura Bazile
Marketing and Communications Manager