Bristol tech boss awarded MBE for Services to Export

Zoe Taylor Sparkol

The owner of Bristol-based tech business Sparkol has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours for services to Export.

Zoe Taylor is the boss at whiteboard software animation company Sparkol, based at Temple Way in Bristol, which was founded in December 2008 by Jon Air.

Having joined Sparkol as COO in 2014, in 2018 Zoe bought the business. The company’s main product, VideoScribe, is a software tool which creates animation tools for businesses, schools and agencies so they can make their own videos. VideoScribe is now used in more than 160 countries across the world.

Zoe is also a governor at the City of Bristol College.

VideoScribe was the first program to enable easy self-made whiteboard animations.  It enables thousands of businesses, marketers, illustrators, bloggers, sales people, video professionals and teachers to tell better stories with whiteboard style animations and videos.