DL100 2016 Results

DL100 2016 Final List

First Place on the DL100 List and Overall Winner

Share Driving Licence, DVLA

Digital Leader of the Year 2016

Maggie Philbin, CEO of Teen Tech

Most people will know Maggie from her work on Tomorrow’s World and she has stayed on the pulse of science and technology ever since. In 2014 she led an independent taskforce and her 2014 report ‘Digital Skills for Tomorrow’s World ‘met with considerable support across the sector She leads the award winning TeenTech initiative, is President of the Institute of Engineering Designers, sits on the STEM Commission for Haringey and leads the Young STEM TaskForce.

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Digital Public Service Innovation of the Year 2016

Share Driving Licence, DVLA

DVLA's Share Driving  Licence service provides drivers with the ability to view their driving licence information online and share it quick and easily with those who need it. The driver controls who they share their data with and those receiving it get a clear, up-to-date summary of the driving record.

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Digital Public Service Innovation of the Year is sponsored by

Charity Digital Leader of the Year 2016

Action for Children

Action for Children supports the Scout's digital manifesto for children: using digital to learn, inspire and share, whilst staying safe online and knowing when to switch off.  With digital such a major part of children's lives we are embracing technology in how we work, engage and collaborate.

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Digital Inclusion and Skills Initiative of the Year 2016

Coding & Programming in Primary Schools, iTeach UK

The Coding & Programming project has brought about real change in Northern Ireland and Scotland as hundreds of pupils and teachers are engaged in embedding coding in the curriculum in Primary Schools across the region.

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Digital Inclusion and Skills Initiative of the Year is sponsored by

 Cyber Resilience Innovation of the Year 2016

Cyber Security Challenge UK

The Cyber Security Challenge is a series of national competitions, learning programmes, and networking initiatives designed to identify, inspire and enable more EU citizens resident in the UK to become cyber security professionals. Established to bolster the national pool of cyber skills, it offers a unique programme of activities to introduce sufficient numbers of appropriately skilled individuals to learning and career opportunities in the profession.

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Consumer Digital Innovation of the Year 2016

Consumer Digital Team, Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) is transforming a 250 year old financial institution to become the best digital franchise in the UK banking sector by investing over £1billion in improving digital capability for its customers. In five years the bank has achieved a 400% online growth with over 11.5m active online customers, including over 6.5m mobile customers.  They experience ‘beautifully simple banking’ designed for customers, by customers in the innovation labs.  The bank passionately believes digital should be inclusive not exclusive and through its 12,000 digital champions and strategic partners, it plays a vital role in helping the 12 million people who lack basic digital skills to get online.

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Cross-Sector Digital Collaboration of the Year 2016

DVSA MOT Modernisation Programme, Kainos

The key to the success of the DVSA's MOT modernisation project was continuous collaboration between users and the project team. By using agile development, DVSA has achieved its goals and boasts a service that is easy to use and cost-efficient.

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SME Digital Leader of the Year 2016

Informed Solutions

Informed Solutions is an award-winning, independent provider of 'end to end' digital transformation services, specialising in complex transactional environments. We deliver digital services and solutions across a broad spectrum of industry and government sector clients in over 40 countries and have been named North West Export Champions 2016 by UKTI.

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Fintech Innovation of the Year 2016

PayPal Working Capital

PayPal has changed the way that SMEs can access funding to invest and grow their businesses. PayPal Working Capital is a fast, fair and flexible alternative to a traditional loan. Eligible business customers can apply in minutes for a cash advance against their future sales, and receive the funds that same day.

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Digital Council of the Year 2016

Wigan Council

Wigan Council is ambitious - developing a true digital borough and ensuring everyone enjoys the power of digital.  Our digital strategy outlines our ambition to make Wigan the best digital council and truly digital borough by 2020.  We have defined measures of success for business growth, connectivity and tackling digital exclusion.

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DL Local Champion 2016

Caron Alexander - Northern Ireland

Caron is currently the Director of both Digital and Technology Shared Services.  This includes provision of IT infrastructure services for the NI Civil Service and some wider public sector organisations, responsibility for the NI Government citizen portal (including nidirect contact centre services) and  delivering the NI Digital Transformation Programme.  She has successfully completed the digital programmes first major milestone of delivering 16 new digital citizen facing services and increasing digital transactions by more than 3.5 million.  In her role she also drives the NI Open Data agenda, and following publication of the NI Open Data Strategy last year has delivered the already successful NI Open Data Portal Previously Caron developed the Department of the Environment NI digital strategy and held a number of programme management and senior IT positions in the NICS.

Computer Weekly Editor's Awards 2016

Vulnerable People Emergency Response by Surrey County Council

Surrey County Council, in conjunction with Kainos and Skyscape, used agile development and cloud hosting to build a data sharing hub allowing relief agencies to share specific information during emergencies. This system will help ensure our most vulnerable residents are protected and the strain on emergency responders is reduced.



The Email a Prisoner App by Prison Technology Services was the overall winner at DL100 in 2015

Digital pioneers from across the UK’s public, private and non-profit sectors gathered in central London on Thursday evening to celebrate the winners of the 2015 DL100 Awards.

The Email a Prisoner app by Prison Technology Services, part of the Unilink Group, was named overall winner of the 2015 Digital Leaders 100 Awards, at a glittering ceremony at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane on Thursday evening.

The event, attended by 400 digital pioneers from the public, private and non-profit sectors, also saw the announcement of the ten category winners (listed below,) and the DL100 Editor’s Award, which went to Lloyds Banking Group. The final order of the full Digital Leaders 100 list was also unveiled, and is available to download now.

As well as the awards, the evening featured a gala dinner bookended by keynote addresses from Rachel Neaman, Chair of Digital Leaders and CEO of GO On UK, and Mike Bracken, Executive Director of Digital and Chief Data Officer for the UK Government.

The 2015 Digital Leaders 100 Winners List


Email a Prisoner App, Prison Technology Services, part of the Unilink Group

Email a Prisoner DL100 Accepting the Awards from Mike Bracken


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Bournemouth Borough Council


GOV.UK Team, Government Digital Service


Email a Prisoner App, Prison Technology Services, part of the Unilink Group



Baroness Martha Lane Fox






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Widening Digital Participation, Tinder Foundation and NHS



Citizens Online



Code Club

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Check out the rest of the DL100 photographs on the Digital Leaders Flickr page.

The Digital Leaders 100

At a dinner on June 18th the DL100 2014 winner was announced - Baroness Martha Lane Fox.

The DL100 Awards Dinner featured comedian Richard Herring and Kate Russell from BBC Click and the dinner also included a charity raffle in aid of Colalife which raised £2,000.

The DL100 Winners Video

The DL100 results were as follows;

Public Representative/ Elected Member - Baroness Martha Lane Fox

Central Government - Mike Bracken
Tom McCann awarding the prize to Eleri Pengelly

Local Government - Helen Reynolds
Richard South awarding the prize to Helen Reynolds

NGO - AbilityNet
Chi Onwurah MP awarding the prize to Dennis Dearden

Start Up - Breezie
Earl of Erroll awarding the prize to Jeh Kazimi

SME - Playmob
Richard Hubbard awarding the prize to Jude Ower and the Playmob Team

Industry - Skyscape Cloud Services
Iain Cherry awarding the prize to Phil Dawson

Digital Inclusion Service or Product - Get Connected - Post Office
Mark Bailey awarding the prize to Alan Taylor

Education Service or Product - Code Club
Robin Knowles awarding the prize to Clare Sutcliffe

Healthcare Service or Product - NHS Choices
Andrew Gardner awarding the prize to Rachel Neaman

People's Choice - NHS Choices
Katy Menczer presenting the prize to Rachel Neaman

DL100 Overall Winner - Baroness Martha Lane Fox

This year's DL100 list is once again being held in association with Digital by Default News.

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DL100 Club

Since the Digital Leaders 100 list began life as DL50 in 2013, we have now produced three lists, totalling 250 places shared between 198 individuals and organisations who were put forward by more than 2,000 unique nominations. During the course of the last three years, the list has attracted over 140,000 votes.

This prestigious collection of innovative individuals and organisations is one of which anyone would be pleased to be a member. It contains: over 20 Lords, MPs and Councillors; 40 Senior Civil Servants; 6 Government Departments and 14 Councils; over 50 Charities; and nearly 60 Digital Businesses.

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About DL100

The Digital Leaders 100 List was launched in 2013 to recognise outstanding digital achievement across the UK’s public, private and non-profit sectors. The list celebrates key individuals and organisations operating at the cutting edge of digital innovation and the transformation of public services and socio-economic opportunities across the UK.

Individuals and organisations are nominated for inclusion in the annual DL100 List by members of our cross-sector Digital Leaders Network which spans over 27,000 individuals from across the UK and beyond. The top 100 nominees for each year automatically become members of the exclusive DL100 Club.

DL100 Club Members

DL100 Club members  have access to exclusive benefits including a guaranteed place at the Annual DL100 Awards Dinner, our summer event in Parliament and our winter Digital Leaders 100 reception.

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