Events > Tech Rocketship Awards 2022






Goodwille provide essential business services to overseas companies looking to enter, grow or scale in the UK. Their services cover Corporate Governance, Finance, Human Resources, Payroll & Virtual Offices. By allowing Goodwille to take care of all your non-core business activities, it provides you with a smooth, efficient and compliant operation, whilst giving you and your team more free time to focus on the things that bring real value to your business. From pre-revenue start-ups to global chains their clients are headquartered around the world.

techUK is a membership organisation launched in 2013 to champion the technology sector and prepare and empower the UK for what comes next, delivering a better future for people, society, the economy and the planet.

It is the UK’s leading technology membership organisation, with more than 850 members spread across the UK. We are a network that enables our members to learn from each other and grow in a way which contributes to the country both socially and economically.

By working collaboratively with government and others, we provide expert guidance and insight for our members and stakeholders about how to prepare for the future, anticipate change and realise the positive potential of technology in a fast-moving world.


EY is one of the world’s largest professional services firms with over 300,000 people based in 700 offices in over 150 countries. Headquartered in London, EY bring their deep knowledge of the global foreign direct investment landscape and differing cultural and business perspectives to support DIT.

Through multidisciplinary service lines we help our high growth tech clients capitalize on transformative opportunities and to solve the most pressing challenges facing businesses in today’s world.

EY is committed to doing its part in building a better working world. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over.



The JMB Partnership is an award-winning B2B sales and marketing agency specialising in delivering integrated lead generation, sales appointments, telemarketing and new market entry services to public and private sector clients worldwide. 

Working with a portfolio of global clients, JMB has gained awards, accreditation and certification from the UK Government, trade associations and has undertaken projects on behalf of public bodies from across the globe.

JMB Partnership can help companies entering the UK market to find new customers and generate new sales leads.

Tech Nation exists to fuel the growth of game-changing founders, leaders and scaling companies so they can positively transform societies, economies and outcomes. Our current mission is to unlock the growth potential of 1000 scaling tech leadership teams across the UK by 2022. We want to contribute to a future in which anyone across the UK with vision and drive can access the skills and support needed to succeed as a game-changing leader.

Looking ahead, Tech Nation’s future will extend beyond timezones, territories and technologies. Currently, Tech Nation runs 7 programmes for high potential tech scaleups seeking the tools and networks needed to grow, and champions the UK tech sector nationally and globally through insights and reports. 



The Tech Rocketship Awards 2022 judges bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in the UK market and represent government and industry.


Priya Guha

Priya is a Venture Partner at Merian Ventures, investing in women-led innovation, a Non-Executive Director (NED) at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), at the Digital Catapult and Adjunct Faculty at the Ashridge Hult Business School. She was previously GM for RocketSpace, launching their UK operations. Priya used to be a career diplomat, most recently as British Consul General to San Francisco and previously in India and Spain. She is on the Althea Foundation Board and the Tech London Advocates Advisory Board. She also Chairs the Board of Trustees of Modern Muse and is an Advisor to The Youth Group. Priya was recently named in the 2020 Top 50 Most Influential Women in Technology for the 3rd year running.


Christian Kumar

Christian has had a career spanning over 30 years in corporate finance, investment banking, and wealth management. He has created a "demand-based" deployment model that allows rapid commercialisation of ideas, a method of valuation, and funding to motivate stakeholders whilst minimizing risks to investors. 

With a portfolio of 6 companies and over 22 investments, in Leisure, Med Tech, Construction, and Energy, Christian has been able to build a modern private equity house in line with a changing landscape of investor demand.


Jude Ower MBE

Jude has spent the past 17 years in gaming, focusing on games ‘beyond entertainment’ and crossing over into other sectors; education, training, advertising and marketing/communications. She has founded 3 companies and worked with corporates, governments and charities on a global scale. Jude is passionate about ’profit with purpose’ business models, innovation and achieving the SDGs by 2030. Jude was named the ‘One to Watch’ by Sir Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak in 2015 and was awarded an MBE for services to entrepreneurship in 2016. She is a Maserati 100 from 2018 and 100 Women in Games 2019.


Dr Mike Short CBE

Mike Short, after 30 years in telecommunications with Telefonica, joined the
Department for International Trade (DIT) as the Department’s first Chief Scientific
Adviser in December 2017.

Mike leads the Science and Engineering profession in the Department and ensures its
policy is informed by the best science, engineering and technical advice. He advises
DIT on the technical aspects of international trade deals, supports inward investment
and engineering collaboration, and works with the UK’s research, innovation and
academic communities to boost scientific and engineering exports.