Awards Open to Firms with Exceptional IT Skills

Awards Open to Firms  with Exceptional IT Skills

Firms that have delivered exceptional IT projects and products are being called on to enter the UK IT Industry Awards 2010, run by the British Computing Society (BCS).

The awards are open to businesses of all sizes, but include three categories specifically aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises:

  • Small Business Project of the Year.
  • Small IT Supplier of the Year.
  • Small IT Department of the Year.

The awards aim to recognise firms that have demonstrated IT excellence, including project-based and individual achievements.

“The UK IT Industry Awards are quite prestigious and they are taken very seriously by the industry,”

said awards moderator, David Tidey.

“It is a rigorous judging process and if you are a winner, you get a huge amount of publicity, especially if you have a really novel idea. It might help you to win more business.”

For the IT supplier award, Tidey said that the judges are looking for a firm that has made a significant difference to the company it has supplied.

“The panel is looking for real life examples of how the supplier has improved the bottom line of its customers,” he added.

The Small IT Department award is aimed at firms whose IT staff have helped them reach their objectives ― for example, by setting up a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. Applicants to the Small Business Project award need to explain what a project was trying to achieve and how it achieved that.

Businesses must complete an online application form to enter and pay a registration fee of £105 plus VAT. The deadline for entries is 16 July.

For more information about the awards and to apply online, visit the UK IT Industry Awards website

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