Hampshire based business shortlisted for National Tech Awards.

Empowering Small and Medium Business to:

  • Innovative Hampshire based Tech start-up shortlisted for National Technology Awards.
  • Shortlisted in categories for Cloud and Enterprise Innovation.
  • Building on recent invitation by Elizabeth Truss MP to 11 Downing street for Business and GovTech Leaders.
  • Local person, building local, innovative, tech business competing against household names.

Cloud Innovation of the Year

Innovative Enterprise Product of the Year

GARNET8 have been shortlisted for Innovative Enterprise Product and Cloud Innovation of the year.

Local business GARNET8 Limited shortlisted for two National Technology Awards against household names (BT, Sysdoc in Partnership with Jaguar Land Rover and Mulesoft).


It's fantastic to be recognised alongside such distinguished organisation, taking it from an idea to being shortlisted against such household names is incredible feeling.

Chris Cook Founder GARNET8 Limited.

Chris Cook Founder GARNET8, Shortlisted for Cloud and Enterprise Innovation of the year at the National Technology Awards GARNET8 was founded by Chris Cook, 33, a local who grow up in Burridge and went to school at St Mary's in Bittern. Chris founded GARNET8 after returning from working as an IT contractor in Europe. He developed GARNET8 Collaboration Clouds (G8CC) from issues he noticed that affected businesses operated by his family.

GARNET8 has already been recognised as an innovative tech leader by the Government. In September Chris was invited to 11 Downing Street by Elizabeth Truss MP, as one of the counties Business and GovTech leaders. From this GARNET8 wrote a white-paper demonstrating how Governments can create an automatically caring society, building upon value, allowing front-line staff to address citizen needs faster, at a lower total cost.

GARNET8 has a mission to provide genuinely innovative, simple and high-quality solutions to Government Departments and Businesses of all sizes. They are now being recognised for their innovation at awards, by being short listed against household names and multi billion-dollar organisations.

GARNET8's a Government certified supplier through their Governments Digital Marketplace.

Looking to the future GARNET8 sees an opportunity to expand from its Botley base, with great transport links and access to talented, innovators from local colleges and universities in the local area. It offers fantastic opportunities for an innovative local organisation being recognised as a national innovator.

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