Company of the Year Award


This award is decided by TechWorks / IC Resources – please see the main description for more details

The Company of the Year Award


IC 2016This award is made to a company of special recognition operating in the UK. It is an honour presented by TechWorks to a commercial organisation which stands out for good reason. For example it could be a company which has had a remarkable year (for example won a large piece of business), has extended its market appeal, is a consistent performer, is a good employer, is considered to be a good corporate citizen etc. We’re looking for a company we can celebrate as a UK success story and will consider nominated, self-nominated and other candidates identified during the regular work of TechWorks staff.
McLaren Electronic Systems, a relatively small company won the award in 2013 as they demonstrated how their technology was reaching more market segments beyond motorsports with significant export growth potential. Last year Renishaw won the award.

Award Criteria

Open to any public or private company, large or small, foreign-owned or UK headquartered, operating within the Electronic Systems eco-system: for example it includes OEMs (which utilise their own electronic systems capabilities to produce products/services), electronic product manufacturers, chip producers, IP, embedded software, tool vendors, suppliers and beyond.
Note: Companies do not have to be members of TechWorks to be nominated/apply/win.


Activity of special note must have taken place/originated in the UK


Nominations should be sent via email to John Moor, VP Segment Development, TechWorks. Within your nomination concisely explain why you believe the company should be considered. Lengthy documentation is (explicitly) not required however a bulleted, compelling list of reasons with links to external references would be welcome.

Online Application Form

The intent of the application process is to acquire sufficient evidence without being burdensome or overly bureaucratic to both applicants and judges. Award candidates are therefore encouraged to provide clear and concise information that is distinctly relevant to the award so that judges are not placed in a position of subjective interpretation.

Where you have worked as part of a team be sure to make it clear in the application how your achievements have been made – judges will not be able to make decisions on inconclusive evidence and will naturally frown upon information interpreted as misleading – therefore, if you worked as part of a team be explicit about what you have done and what was contributed by the team.

All accompanying information should be accurate at the time the application is submitted and should be unlikely to change adversely in a negative capacity in relation to the award before the end of the calendar year.

By submitting an application you confirm that you meet the eligibility criteria set out above.