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StepSpace / 29 Mar

Whitespace Collect Company Of The Year At Digital DNA Awards

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We were delighted to find out that Whitespace had picked up the highly-coveted Company of the Year title at the Digital DNA Awards held at St. Anne’s Cathedral, Thursday 28 March 2019.

The multidisciplinary software development firm received the award after an independent judging panel and a public vote was cast amongst a short list featuring Northern Ireland’s best digital and technology businesses.

The illustrious ceremony was hosted by presenter Zöe Salmon and comedian Shane Todd with nearly 500 people in attendance.

Having started as a venture capital fund, Whitespace was founded by a team of computing experts, corporate innovation practitioners and investment advisors. In 2016, it closed its fund and established its Belfast IP Lab to focus on tech IP creation and intelligent Cloud software development for startup teams, corporates and investors.

Glenn McClements, general manager of Whitespace’s IP Lab, said receiving the award was “all down to the team.”

He said: “We genuinely weren’t expecting to win Company of the Year. The quality and stature of the other nominees was exceptional, so to win this is a fantastic achievement. On behalf of our entire team, we greatly appreciate the recognition from our peers and the public, without whom this award wouldn’t be possible.

“These awards are a result of a fantastic year for the Whitespace team. Over the past 12 months, we have been working with some of the biggest brands in the world, as well as building a stock exchange. We have our own products, and Eamli, which are aimed at helping startups access customers and capital, and to help corporates discover innovative startups, as well as some external projects, mostly in the fintech space.”

Whitespace also picked up the Deal of the Year Award.

Ann Trueman, operations manager at StepSpace, said: “Whitespace was shortlisted for Company of the Year in a particularly strong field which included Kainos and Allstate. Whitespace recognise the opportunity to disrupt large parts of the existing financial sector and we are so pleased that their approach of mature cloud based services combined with modern software and product delivery methods is allowing them to compete and win against large and well established companies.”

If your company is growing quickly and you are looking for flexible office space in Belfast city centre please contact Ann Trueman on 028 96 209209 or email

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