Five Sheffield companies recognised in lists of top-performing tech businesses

Tech Climbers reveal their list of the top-performing IP-rich, product-led tech businesses driving innovation in dynamic and expending regions across the UK.

Five Sheffield businesses have made it onto prestigious lists compiled by Tech Climbers, recognising the top-performing IP-rich, product-led tech businesses driving innovation in dynamic and expending regions across the UK.

Tribosonics, Fourjaw, Gold Standard Phantoms and MindTech are on the main list for South Yorkshire, while Sitehop is on the One to Watch list for up-and-coming businesses.

Cllr Martin Smith, Chair of the Economic Policy and Skills Committee, said: “ We’re so proud that Business Sheffield supported Tech Climbers Yorkshire this year as an Associate, and that these brilliant businesses made it to the list. 

“With strengths ranging from learning and movement to the creative industries and advanced manufacturing, coupled with an outstanding support network, Sheffield is an ideal place to start or scale a tech business. 

“It’s fantastic to see this crucible of activity and innovation recognised as integral to the UK’s tech scene. We’re passionate about tech and new business in Sheffield, and excited to see emerging businesses getting the support and recognition they deserve.”

View the full list on the Tech Climbers website. 

More about Sheffield’s listees

Members of the Tribosonics team.

Tribosonics uses unique sensing technology to non-invasively measure and monitor industrial processes, equipment and components to improve energy efficiencies and reduce waste.

“We're absolutely thrilled to have made the Tech Climbers list amongst some of the most exciting and progressive tech businesses in our region. We have the most amazing team, developing world-leading technologies here in Sheffield and it's amazing for them to get this recognition for their truly incredible work as we continue to grow our offer in markets around the globe.”  

Glenn Fletcher, CEO

Gold Standard Phantoms works with partners from clinicians to manufacturers and regulatory bodies, providing an all-encompassing solution for maintaining standards in quantitative medical imaging.

"We are deeply honoured to have our efforts acknowledged and celebrated as we make the Tech Climbers Yorkshire list for 2023."

Professor Xavier Golay, CEO; former Professor at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology

"This achievement underscores our passion and dedication to advancing technology in healthcare. We are also grateful to Business Sheffield for their invaluable support, which has undoubtedly contributed to our success. The strength of Sheffield's tech ecosystem lies in its diversity, innovation and collaboration, and we're proud to be part of this dynamic community."

George Georgitsis, Director of Business Development 

Two members of the Fourjaw team.

Fourjaw has developed affordable analytics software that harnesses production data to empower manufacturers with world class productivity levels, enabling them to thrive in the global marketplace.

“Tech Climbers offers an excellent platform for the region’s tech businesses to come together and share their journeys. This year’s shortlist event proved and affirmed why Yorkshire is a fantastic place to be located.

“The region provides a vast ecosystem of talent, innovation and support. Being included in the 2023 Tech Climbers list is something the team behind FourJaw is very proud of.

“Congratulations to all those included in the list, and to all the entrants who made this year’s event such a success.”

Chris Iveson, Founder and CEO

People working in a large room at Mindtech.

Mindtech is a focused group of engineers and domain experts developing unique systems and solutions around AI and visual processing.

“We are honoured to have made it onto the Yorkshire Tech Climbers list for 2023. This recognition not only validates our unwavering commitment to innovation but also serves as a resounding testament to the strength of Sheffield’s dynamic tech ecosystem, a thriving landscape we are proud to contribute to. Alongside fellow industry leaders, we are continuing to push boundaries and elevate the city’s position as a tech powerhouse in the pursuit of digital transformation.”

Steve Harris, CEO

Sitehop is a technology company creating innovative solutions for cyber-security and networking. 

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