Nominations are now closed for 2019

About 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. Our community of 100,000 senior leaders are involved in leveraging technology to promote economic growth, increase social well-being and narrow social gaps across the UK.

About the Digital Leaders 100 (DL100)

The DL100 list is created by public vote and celebrates the teams and individuals who are working hard behind the scenes to secure the UK’s Digital Transformation. We have been asking you to help us find these digital pioneers from across the UK and from the public, private and non-profit sectors, every year since 2013.

(pictured) Salford City Council – Awarded Overall Winner and Joint Winner Digital Council of the Year 2018, with Awards Host Maggie Philbin

2019 Judges

Russell Haworth

Chair of DL100 Judges & Digital Leaders & CEO, Nominet

Emily Ackroyd

Director of Strategy & Engagement, GDS, Cabinet Office

Caron Alexander

Director of Digital Shared Services, DFNI

Robin Christopherson MBE

Head of Digital Inclusion, AbilityNet

Jacqueline de Rojas

President, techUK

Gillian Docherty

CEO, The Data Lab

Tim Ebenezer

Technology Director, Civica Digital

Simon Hansford

CEO, UKCloud

Karen Lewis

Director of Communities and Inclusion, Wales Co-operative Centre

Yatin Mahandru

AVP, New Markets, Head UK and Ireland Public Sector, Cognizant

Emma McGuigan

Global CTO, Accenture

Alison McKenzie-Folan

Chief Executive, Wigan Council

Rachel Neaman

Advisory Board, Digital Leaders

Linda O'Halloran

Head of Local Digital Collaboration Unit, MHCLG

Jack Parsons

CEO, Big Youth Group

Maggie Philbin

CEO, TeenTech

Lesley Seary

CEO, Islington Council

Elizabeth Vega

Global CEO, Informed Solutions

Nigel Watson

CIO, Northumbrian Water Group

Nick Williams

MD Commercial and Consumer, Lloyds Bank

2019 Sponsors

Big Youth Group
Big Youth Group

The Awards would not be possible without the support of our sponsors

This year there are opportunities to sponsor one of the 12 categories, as well as to host your clients and peers during the Awards Gala event. The DL100 event gives our sponsors access to an extensive network of private and public sector organisations, businesses and individuals who are connected by an interest in digital transformation in the UK. The Digital Leaders 100 Awards provide a high-profile platform for companies to achieve significant brand exposure before, during and after the awards event.


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?

Each year, the Digital Leaders’ community, together with the wider digital sector, nominates their favourites across each of 10 categories with 10 available places to create a final list of 100. Our judges shortlist the nominees into a final list of 100 and following the announcement of this list, a public vote is opened to put the 100 names into a final order. The top three in each category are then put in a final order by the judges. The top places in the list and the category winners will be announced on the 20th of June 2019 at an Awards dinner.

Who are the Judges?

Our panel of 16 Judges is independant and cross sector. For the full overview of the panel, please click here.

Can I contact Judging Panel directly and get feedback on my nomination?

Unfortunately, our Judges are unable to provide feedback on individual nominations.

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.

How do I submit a nomination?

Submit your nomination at:

Can I submit multiple nominations?

Yes, you are free to submit multiple nominations across all the relevant categories.

Is there a charge for submitting a nomination?

No, there is no charge for submitting a nomination.

Do I have to work for the organisation or for/with the nominee?

No, you do not have to work for/with nominated organisation or individual; we want you to let us know who the real heroes are in the Digital Transformation community. We will contact the nominee and request further details to complete the submission.

Can I nominate myself?

Yes, you are free to nominate your organisation or yourself in any relevant category.

Do I need a permission from the nominee to submit the nomination?

No, we will inform the nominee that they have been nominated, ask them if they wish to be considered for the 2019 list and request further details from them.

Do you accept nominations from outside of the UK?

Yes, you are free to submit nomination regardless of where you are based, however the nominee has to be based and operate in the UK.

Are the nominations anonymous?

Yes, we will not share with the nominee your details or details of your entry.

When do the nominations close?

The nominations will close on the 1st of March 2019 at 12PM GMT.

What happens after I submit the nomination via the website?

You will receive an email confirmation about your submission. We will then contact the nominee to collect further information to complete the submission before it is put in front of the Judges for shortlisting.

I have been nominated, what happens next?

We will ask you to complete a form with further information, which will help our Judging Panel and the public select, the top 100 leaders.

Can I announce that I have been nominated?

Yes, be proud of yourself, we are proud of you.

When will the DL100 List be announced?

The 7th DL100 list 2019 will be publicly announced in the week of 8th April when the public vote will open to put them into order.

When does the public vote open?

The public vote will open on the week commencing 8th of April.

When does the public vote close?

Public vote will close at 12 noon (BST) on the 10th May 2019.

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 20th of June 2019 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