Moneyhub, Hargreaves Lansdown and Joiin were among the winners at the inaugural Fintech Awards South West, held under the wings of the world famous Concorde in Bristol on Thursday evening.

The Fintech Awards South West celebrate and recognise the outstanding achievements of fintech companies in the South West of the UK, including Bristol, Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Hosted by leading fintech recruitment company Recruit 121 Group, the Awards were established to showcase the region’s innovative and thriving fintech community and bring together industry leaders, investors and entrepreneurs to celebrate their successes.

Shortlisted companies for this year’s first-ever Awards were selected by a panel of expert judges – Joanne Dewar, a recognised leader and influencer in the payments industry, experienced technologist Mark Walker, technology engineering expert Gillian Lamela  Anita Kimber, a leading fintech strategist and Stuart Harrison Founder of Fintech West – who reviewed entries from a wide range of fintech companies across the region.

Hosted by Recruit 121 Group with partner Fintech West and primary sponsor EY, Fintech Awards South West took place on Thursday 6 July at the impressive Aerospace Bristol, where guests mingled in the Concorde Gallery under the wings of the supersonic passenger jet.

Matt Hyde, managing director at Fintech Awards South West, said: “Just like the iconic Concorde, the South West is soaring to new heights in fintech innovation. This first-class region is a hotbed of creativity, collaboration and entrepreneurial spirit.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the outstanding achievements of its thriving fintech pioneers, as they embark on their entrepreneurial journey. Congratulations to all the winners, and may they continue to achieve great success in shaping the future of finance.”

The 2023 Winners

Fintech Start-up of the Year, sponsored by Clockwise

  • Penny

Fintech Scale-up of the Year, sponsored by Evelyn Partners

  • Streeva

Fintech Company of the Year, sponsored by Navos Technologies

  • Moneyhub

Fintech Leader of the Year, sponsored by EY

  • David Davies, Navos Technologies

Team of the Year, sponsored by EY

  • Hargreaves Lansdown

Best Place to Work of the Year, sponsored by The Fintech Times

  • Hargreaves Lansdown

Fintech Exporter of the Year, sponsored by W Legal

  • Joiin

Fintech Product of the Year, sponsored by FinTech West

  • Novia Financial

Fintech For Good of the Year, sponsored by Hargreaves Lansdown

  • Winner: Streeva

Highly Commended: Good With

Best Academic Programme of the Year Supporting Fintech / FS Companies, sponsored by Recruit 121

  • University of Bristol’s MSc in Financial Technology with Data Science

Best Growth Story of the Year, sponsored by Deloitte

  • Joiin

Rising Fintech Star of the Year, sponsored by PwC

  • Winner: Ali Kazmi, Ethical Equity

Highly Commended: Tom Collett – Hargreaves Lansdown