We're Small Tech Company of the Year Finalists!

We've Been Shortlisted For A Prolific North Tech Award!


We’re extremely proud to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for a Prolific North Tech Award! This comes after also being shortlisted for a SaaS Award, back in August. Although awards aren’t everything, they’re a great opportunity for us to recognise the hard work that our team puts into everything we do.

What are the Prolific North Awards?

The Prolific North Tech Awards 2021 celebrate innovation in the north’s tech sector, recognising organisations, teams, and individuals who make a difference and a big contribution within the industry. Being shortlisted for an award, out of a whole host of amazing northern businesses, means a lot to us.

Shipster has been shortlisted for the following: Small Tech Company of the Year. This is a brilliant category for us, as it showcases our achievements as a whole, not just within a particular software area. With a great range of companies within our group, we’re just happy to be here.

The awards have a range of different categories, including App of the Year, Best Healthcare Innovation, Rapid Growth Award, and Tech Entrepreneur of the Year. We’re excited to see the winners for all the categories and to find out more about the north’s tech expertise.

Why have we been shortlisted?

Well, for one thing, we’re based in the north! Manchester to be exact. But not only that, we’re focused on utilising our team’s skills and expertise to create a truly seamless experience for our clients, implementing the very best in tech ideas.

We’re an SaaS shipping platform, focusing on using technology to best support our clients and their needs - from Brexit shipping changes, to unexpected global pandemics. Without innovation within the technology we use and from the team, we wouldn’t have been able to provide solutions and adapt to our clients’ ever-changing needs.

Over the past couple of years, we’ve made the most of the technology we’ve created, as well as implementing changes within our own teams to ensure we can meet the surge in demand. From creating a seamless remote working environment to building 14 new integrations for our clients, we’re always focused on getting the best out of the tech we utilise - and our team too.

We also offered free additional shipping licenses and installations to clients who supplied PPE and medical equipment during the pandemic, allowing the Shipster platform to work even harder and be the change we wanted to see.

Tony Cheetham, Director at Shipster, said:

“To be shortlisted for another award this year is brilliant - especially with this one being the Prolific North Tech Awards. To be shortlisted within this category is even better. We recognise the achievements of the team and the tech we produce on a daily basis - but nothing says ‘well done’ quite like this. We’re ecstatic to be shortlisted alongside some of the best and brightest names in tech too.”

Shipster Director, Hayley Cowburn, added:

“The Shipster team has had so much to contend with over the past couple of years, so it’s great to add another shortlist to our belt. To be recognised within the Small Tech Company category is just the icing on top of the cake. We can’t wait to see who wins - although everyone is deserving of it.”

Shipster Director, Damian Donnelly, said:

“Another great bit of news for Shipster! The company has grown rapidly recently, thanks to the team’s ability to adapt to different situations and develop new integrations and tech. This is a fantastic achievement in itself and the team should be very proud of themselves - I know I am.”

We’ll find out the winner on 21st October 2021, where the awards will be held at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry. Stay tuned!