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Connex Named ‘Innovation’ Winner at Northern Tech Awards

By Sean Fielding

Published 10 November 2021

This year’s Northern Tech Awards proved to be an eventful night as Connex took home the “Judges’ Innovation Award” and landed at #13 in the Top 100 Fastest Growing Tech Companies list.


Connex wins ‘Judges’ Innovation Award’ at Northern Tech Awards

Connex was the recipient of this year’s Judges’ Innovation Award – an accolade recognising Connex as ‘the company with the most innovative product’ in the Northern Tech industry.


Our CEO Nick Mealey and CTO Richard Mealey picked up the award at this year’s ceremony held in New Dock Hall, Leeds.

The panel of judges selected the Connex platform as this year’s ‘Innovation Award’ winner, based upon the technological advancements and successes of Connex’s software.


The ‘Judges’ Innovation Award’ presented to Connex by GP Bullhound

Within the past year, Connex has launched a range of next-gen customer engagement and AI features, enabling our company to double the amount of Enterprise clients and active licenses using the Connex platform.

Connex Lands in Top 15 of ‘Fastest Growing Tech Companies’

Connex ranked #13 in this year’s Northern Tech AwardsTop 100 Fastest Growing Technology Companies, being recognised for a third year running by the event’s organisers GP Bullhound.

Connex leapt an impressive 46 places from our #59 rank in last year’s Top 100 list – a ranking of the Fastest Growing Tech Companies in the North of England, Scotland and Ireland.

In the past year, Connex has expanded operations within the UK and internationally, with three office expansions completed across the UK, USA and South Africa in 2021.

The Connex team has also increased our headcount to over 250 staff this year, smashing through the projected growth targets set for our teams.

The Connex platform has also continued to grow, with our next-generation Athena AI technology being rolled out to clients worldwide in 2021 – helping them to improve and automate their customer engagement processes to world-class standards.


Connex CEO, Nick Mealey shared his thoughts on making the Top 15 in this year’s list:

I’m thrilled to see Connex in the Top 100 Fastest Growing companies list for a third year, especially to see us reaching the top 15.

I am excited about our sustained growth as a leading software provider and feel proud to be representing the North in the global tech landscape.

Our success over the past year is a reflection of our hard working teams and a testament to the technical innovation provided to our clients through the Connex platform.

Connex is projected to continue our growth in 2022, with further expansion for our company as well as boundary-pushing innovations and developments for the Connex platform – spearheaded by our amazing team.

Nick Mealey, CEO

We would like to congratulate the fellow award recipients at this year’s ceremony and thank the judges for their recognition of Connex’s innovative software.

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