Titus Learning, Exa Networks and Cardinal are finalists in the Tech Company of the Year category at the Bradford Means Business Awards 2021

Titus Learning

Based in Saltaire, the team at Titus provide online learning platforms that allow organisations to provide distance learning, across a range of different sectors, including education, a large casino complex and organisations that train doctors. They provide customised services using the learning platform Moodle.

Six years ago the firm employed three people and has now expanded to have a staff of over 35, with flexible working, both at home and abroad. The first organisation they worked with was based in the Netherlands and since then has expanded to cover 37 countries.

Exa Networks

The firm delivers bespoke internet services, working with thousands of schools and business across the UK to bring complete customisability. As a leading independent ISP for education, they offer a full range of connectivity options for schools.

They are one of the only ISPs who work with businesses to accommodate their different requirements, providing bespoke service packages.

During the pandemic Exa says there has been more awareness of the importance of good quality internet.

“We’ve been classed as an essential service to make sure that people stayed online and the team have rose to that occasion.”


The leading specialist interior fit-out business is headquartered in Bradford, but works across the UK and international markets.

Working in a diverse range of sectors including retail, education and workplaces, as well as residential, healthcare and leisure, recent projects include transforming Northgate House in Halifax into a new teaching space for Trinity Sixth Form Academy, and new self-scan express tills at Marks & Spencer, using virtual reality technology.

They said: “VR for us changed things quite dramatically,” adding that clients can see exactly what they are getting at an early stage.