Impact Awards 2019

Thursday 7 March 2019

3-9pm, Oval Space, London


DigitalAgenda’s Impact Awards celebrated the digital innovations that improve lives and the world around us. For our third annual awards event, we returned to east London’s iconic Oval Space.

Unlike other awards events, the Impact Awards offered super-engaging on-stage content and plenty of time for our guests to meet and connect with each other.

Our afternoon awards ceremony celebrated the best in UK tech-for-good innovation across our 12 awards categories. We heard from entrepreneurs, funders, academics and big business working to make a difference through their digital products and services.

Naga Munchetty

Impact Awards 2019 Host


Margot James MP

Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries


Speakers included

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Dawn Austwick
The National Lottery Community Fund


Tessa Clarke

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Eleanor Bradley

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Dr Catherine Holloway
University College London

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Andrew Huddart
University College London

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Professor Kate Jones
University College London

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Faiza Khan MBE
Paul Hamlyn Foundation

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Catherine McAllister

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Paul Miller
Bethnal Green Ventures

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Rachel Neaman

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Ben Towers
Young Digital Leader

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Leigh Smyth
Lloyds Banking Group


“I had a great evening. There was so much time for the networking and
I made lots of great connections.’’

Tessa Clarke, OLIO

We built in plenty of time for celebrating with the winners at our post-awards evening reception, giving everyone a chance to meet people who want to improve the world through technology, whether in business, government or non-profits. We also be gave out our prestigious people’s choice award.

Awards guests joined senior-level entrepreneurs, investors, academics, journalists and more, along with award finalists, guests and members of the growing UK-wide DigitalAgenda Network.