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About the British Data Awards

Each year the British Data Awards sets out on a quest to discover and celebrate the UK’s data success stories.

Now in our fifth year, the British Data Awards is a platform that is proud to reflect the diversity and vibrancy of the UK’s data ecosystem. In 2024 nominations were received from 14 FTSE 100 heavyweights, technology unicorns, innovative start-ups, government departments, pioneering not-for-profits, and everything in between.

You can view the Winners of the British Data Awards 2024 by clicking this link. 

Nominations for 2025 will open on the 3rd January, and if you’d like to be in the loop with our plans, you can follow us on LinkedIn or register for email updates by clicking the button below.

Key Dates

3rd January 2025
Nominations Open

21st February 2025
Nominations Close

19th March 2025
Finalists Announced

14th May 2025
Winners Announced

2025 Partners

If you have any questions about the British Data Awards 2025 or would like to discuss partnership opportunities, please contact us. 

Award Categories

Overall Awards

  • Innovation of the Year
  • Data for Good Initiative of the Year
  • Data for Good Consulting Initiative of the Year
  • Data Transformation of the Year
  • Education Initiative of the Year
  • Climate Change Initiative of the Year
  • Best Place to Work in Data 
  • Start-Up of the Year
  • SME of the Year
  • Large Company of the Year
  • Data Vendor of the Year
  • Data Partnership of the Year
  • Data Protection/Privacy Initiative of the Year

Sector Awards

  • AI Company of the Year
  • Analytics Company of the Year
  • Consultancy of the Year
  • Financial Services Company of the Year
  • Healthcare Organisation of the Year
  • Not-For-Profit of the Year
  • Public Sector Organisation of the Year
  • Technology Company of the Year


Solution Awards

  • BI Solution of the Year
  • Data Management Solution of the Year

People Awards

  • Data Leader of the Year (Brand)
  • Data Leader of the Year (Supplier)
  • Rising Star of the Year
  • Data Team of the Year

For more information about the British Data Awards please register your interest or contact us at [email protected].

2024 Judges

Neil Carden

President EMEA 


Dr Sophie Carr


Bays Consulting

Caroline Carruthers


Carruthers and Jackson

Roxane Heaton


Macmillan Cancer Support

Rob Holtom

Executive Director, Digital, Data & Tech

Information Commissioner’s Office

Dr Johanna Hutchinson

Chief Data Officer

BAE Systems

Jason Johnson



Kinnari Ladha

Chief Data Officer

Merlin Entertainments

Sami Rahman

Director of Data


Niresh Rajah

Chief Data & AI Officer

DLA Piper

Adam Ryan

Chief Data Officer


Romit Sen

Head of Data Science

British Airways

Dr Jo Watts

CEO & Founder


Awards Ceremony

The sold-out British Data Awards 2024 ceremony took place on the 8th May 2024 at the iconic Grand Hall of the Grand Connaught Rooms, London.

The evening was hosted by the comedian Lucy Porter and was designed to celebrate our Finalists and announce the Winners. The ceremony included a drinks reception, three course dinner with wine, comedy, an acrobatic performance, live band, games, and of course a glittering awards ceremony!

Nominations for the fifth edition of the British Data Awards will open on the 3rd of January 2025.

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