The DL100 Awards honour the highest achievements from the past year, celebrating teams and individuals who are blazing a trail within the digital space

The public vote has now closed. Digital pioneers from across the UK’s public, private and non-profit sectors will now gather in central London to celebrate the winners of the 2017 DL100 Awards on 22 June 2017

The Results Meet the DL100 2017 


MEET THE DL100 2017

In the ten categories below there are 100 fantastic organisations, innovations and individuals. Click on each categories to learn more about each finalist in this year's DL100.

Digital Leader of the Year

The Digital Leaders programme recognises the importance of Leadership in driving forward digital transformation in the UK. This award is for an individual whose actions in the past year have made them standout as a Digital Leader in the transformation of their sector.

Cyber Resilience Innovation of the Year

Moving public data to the cloud, the increasing number of cyber attacks and the need to develop new skills and systems within organisations as well as the “human factor” are all now high profile challenges to Cyber Resilience. This award is for a product or service, which in the last year has delivered a measurable impact or outcome in this area.

Fintech Innovation of the Year

The transformation of Public Services, charities and SMEs has been transformed by the creation of new financial products by the growing Fintech Sector. This award is for a product or service that in the last year that has been used to innovate or transform a public, private or non-profit service.

Cross-Sector Digital Collaboration of the Year

Increasingly solutions are not developed or delivered by one sector alone whether public or private, but require cross-sector collaboration. This award is for a digital product or service that in the last year has had a measurable impact and delivered real outcomes.or non-profit service.

Digital Council of the Year

Some of the greatest innovations in Digital Public Services have come from the Local Government Sector. This award recognises those Councils that over the last year have delivered measurable digital transformation either internally in their organisation or in the way they are providing their public servicesvice.

Digital Skills or Inclusion Initiative of the Year

From Basic Digital Skills or Inclusion to executive education. This award is for a product or service, which in the last year has delivered a real impact in terms of digital skills or inclusion to its intended community.

Digital Public Service Innovation of the Year

The Digital Transformation of Public Services in the UK remains a key part of the modernisation of Public Services from Central and Local Government; to Health and blue light services. This award is for a public sector product or service that has shown an innovative approach during the last year that has seen measurable impact and outcomes.

Digital SME of the Year

SMEs are developing innovative digital services and products that are increasingly being recognised as underpinning the UK’s economic growth. This award is for an SME organisation that, in the last 12 months, has delivered digital impact in their business sector.

Digital Charity of the Year

The Charity Sector has been behind other sectors in embracing Digital Transformation despite the strong evidence of its benefits. This award is for charities or non-profit organisations who have in the last year demonstrated the transformative power of digital to change themselves or their services to their beneficiaries.

Mobile Innovation of the Year

More than half of all internet traffic now comes from mobile devices and increasingly from more than smart phones and tablets, such as wearables. Whether delivering public services or being the main source of connectivity for some in rural areas, innovation in the mobile sector continues to be the main platform for many digital transformations across all sectors. This award recognises innovation in a service or product that has had measurable impact on its target community.

DL Local Champion of the Year

As part of this year’s DL100 Awards, we once again asked each of our 12 Regions to name their choice of DL Local Champion for 2017.

Young Digital Leader of the Year 2017

This list recognises the extraordinary achievements of young people aged 16-24 in the digital transformation space. The 10 finalists that make up the list will now face the judges to compete to be overall winner for 2017.


Our Sponsors

The DL 100 Awards provide our sponsors with unique brand building opportunities among a wide network of leading businesses and individuals from across the digital landscape. As a sponsor, your company will be associated with excellence and innovation, boosting its profile within the industry and positioning your brand as a thought leader in the space. The DL 100 Awards would not be possible with out the generous support of our sponsors.

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DL100 Judges

Theo Blackwell

LB Camden

Jacqueline de Rojas

tech UK

Emma McGuigan


Oliver Morley


Rachel Neaman

Corsham Institute

Maggie Philbin


Miguel-Ángel Rodríguez-Sola

Previously LBG

Lesley Seary

LB Islington

Nick Williams

Lloyds Bank

Chris Yiu

Tony Blair Institute



Who are Digital Leaders?

Digital Leaders is an initiative that has created a shared professional space for senior leadership from different sectors promoting effective, long-term digital transformation. For more information on what we do, visit:


What is the DL100 list?

The Digital Leaders 100 list was launched in 2013 as a new way to recognise individuals and organisations who demonstrate a pioneering and sustainable approach to digital transformation across the public, private and non-profit sectors.

How are the winners determined?

The DL100 List 2017 is put into a final order based on the number of votes each member of the list receives in the Public Vote and the order they are placed in by the Judges. The public vote and judges scores each make up half of the final score and are combined to determine a final order. The top places in the list and the category winners will be announced on the 22nd of June 2017 at an Awards dinner.

Who are the Judges?

Our Judging Panel is the DL Advisory Board. For the full overview of the panel, please visit:

Can I contact the Judging Panel directly?

Unfortunately, our Judges are unable to discuss their judging decisions.

Are the awards for the organisations or individuals?

Our categories recognise individual, organisation or a service/product. Please refer to the category description for exact details.

Who can vote?

Anyone can vote so tell your friends and contacts to log onto

How do I vote?

Click on the vote button on the website. Register your email address and follow the instructions. The categories appear one at a time and you vote by clicking on the “Tick” under each list member you want to vote for. The “Tick" will go blue when your vote is registered. Once you click the “Tick” the vote is registered and cannot be undone – so take care!

Can I vote for more than one entry in each category?

Yes. You can vote for as many of the 10 finalists in each category as you wish

Can I vote in more than one category?

Yes please. We encourage you to go through each the 10 categories and vote for everyone you feel deserves your support

How many times can I log on and vote?

Only one round of votes per person is allowed, but you can vote for as many of the list as you like.

When does the voting close?

The vote will close at 12 noon on Friday 9th June 2017.

What happens after I submit my vote?

You will receive an email confirmation thanking you for voting and your votes will be added together with everyone else and will count towards half the final score that puts the list into a final order.

Are votes anonymous?


When will the category winners be announced?

The top places in the list and the sector winners will be announced at an Awards Dinner on the 22nd of June at 10pm in Central London.

I have further questions about the DL100 list and Awards. Who do I contact?

For any further questions, please contact our Head of Events at