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Swish Fibre wins Stevie Award in 2021 International Business Awards

August 16th, 2021.

Swish Fibre was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the ‘Tech Startup of the Year – Services’ category in The 18th Annual International Business Awards® today.


The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organisations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small - are eligible to submit nominations. The 2021 IBAs received entries from organizations in 63 nations and territories.


As the ongoing COVID-19 crisis will prevent winners from receiving their awards on stage during a traditional gala IBA banquet, winners will be celebrated instead during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, 8 December.


More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.  This year’s competition also featured a number of categories to recognize organizations’ and individuals’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Swish Fibre won in the ‘Tech Startup of the Year’ category for Services.

Swish Fibre, who gained funding in December 2019, started to build their Full-Fibre network in Marlow, Buckinghamshire in March 2020 and are currently on the ground in 21 towns across the county and in Surrey. The award recognised Swish Fibre for its incredibly solid performance for a startup and their customer-centric approach and development of industry leading solutions.

“Congratulations to the Gold and Silver winners of this category and to all those who were nominated. We’d like to thank The International Business Awards for recognising our achievements so far and we look forward to celebrating our achievements with the rest of the winners at the virtual awards ceremony later this year”.


Alistair Goulden, CMO, Swish Fibre.


We wanted to make sure that we can deliver on our promise to customers which was to deliver a market leading product and industry leading customer service, so we are thrilled to be recognised for everything Swish Fibre has achieved so far to enhance the future of communities and customers through reliable connectivity”

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 260 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from June through early August.


“What we’ve seen in this year’s IBA nominations is that organizations around the world, in every sector, have continued to innovate and succeed, despite the setbacks, obstacles and tragedies of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher.  “All of this year’s Stevie Award winners are to be applauded for their persistence and their resilience.  We look forward to celebrating their achievements with them during our 8 December virtual awards ceremony.”


Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at


Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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