General newsWednesday, October 23, 2019

IGS named top tech company in Scotland

Written by

Georgia Lea

IGS has been awarded the top spot in the inaugural Scotland Tech 50 list, ranking highest of the 107 firms nominated for the award which celebrates the country’s most innovative and disruptive companies in the technology sector.

The final top 50 was decided by a combination of public voting and rankings compiled by a panel of independent judges, and includes some of Scotland’s most forward-thinking companies.

David Farquhar, Chief Executive of IGS, commented: “We were very pleased to have been shortlisted for the Scotland Tech 50 list, but never dreamed we would come out on top! Scotland is full of incredibly driven and innovative companies, striving to develop new tech to bring forward solutions across a wide range of sectors. It is a fantastic accolade to have been recognised alongside some of these businesses.”  

“2019 has been a very exciting year for IGS, having secured international funding for our work in developing solutions to help sustain global food security. We’re delighted to have the team’s hard work and dedication recognised, and are looking forward to continuing to profile Scottish innovation on a global platform.”

The first annual Scotland Tech Top 50 was set up by tech publication, BusinessCloud and is one of 11 regional lists from across the UK. You can see the full list here.

“I choose to challenge because as an engineer I believe more diversity leads to more creativity.”

Juliette Goddard, Mechanical Design Engineer

“I choose to challenge because we need women’s skills and insights at ALL levels in the workplace.”

Polly Purvis OBE, Director of ScotFIN

“I choose to challenge because I think women should always support other women and because inequality is still a major problem in some countries around the world.”

Lucie Opltova, HR Advisor/Senior Administrator

“I choose to challenge because encouraging challenge breeds genuine innovation across our business.”

Gayle Reid, Team Lead/Scrum Master

"I choose to challenge gender stereotypes and encourage constructive challenges from all."

Kathleen Honeyman, Global Projects Director

“I choose to challenge to address imbalance.”

Kate Forster, Head of Communications

“I choose to challenge because we need to celebrate women's achievements and drive positive change in gender balance both in the workplace and our everyday lives.”

Valerie Lederer, Marketing Manager, Intelligent Grid

“I choose to challenge because everyone deserves the chance to achieve their full potential.”

Georgia Lea, Communications Manager