BCS is proud to announce the winners and medallists for the Organisational Excellence Awards categories of its IT Industry Awards:
GCS Women in IT
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council serves a population of a quarter of a million people with a workforce of 13,500. Major strides forward have been made over the last three years since it pledged to modernise the way it works, become more efficient and put the customer at the centre of all its activities. In 2003, RBT (Connect) Ltd was set up, a joint venture company with BT. This unlocked vital investment in new technology, expertise, and better ways of working.
Consumer Goods and Services
Whitbread is a FTSE 100 company with 31,000 employees and is the UK's leading hospitality operator, with top brands in hotels, restaurants and coffee bars, including Premier Travel Inn, Brewers Fayre, Beefeater, and Costa Coffee. Turnover for FY 2006/07 equated to £1410.8m.
Construction and Manufacturing
Morgan Est plc
Morgan Est plc provides comprehensive and integrated services for civil engineering, infrastructure and utilities clients across the UK. In the past 12 months IT/IS has focused on supporting the business brand of Morgan EST (Early Solutions Together) through a business focused implementation methodology and utilising tools and technology such as 3G networks, citrix, pre-kitted porta-cabins, VpN, server monitoring, collaborative working, remote software deployment, and implementation of a service desk whilst improving cost recovery by of over £700k p.a.
Zopa is the online marketplace where people meet to lend and borrow money. Lenders get great returns and borrowers get low-cost loans. With no bank in the middle, everybody gets better rates and money becomes human again.
Deloitte MCS Limited is a leading management consultancy offering a full range of services, focussing on large and complex business transformation projects which combine aspects of strategy, technology, change management and innovation. Deloitte MCS Limited is the consultancy subsidiary of Deloitte & Touche LLP, one of the major professional services firms in the UK with 10,380 UK staff and annual revenue of over £1.35 billion.
CSW Group Ltd
Taking Electronic Health Records Worldwide
CSW Group is a leading provider of products for electronic records management and knowledge engineering and delivery in the UK, Ireland and USA. Our products include: Case Notes - provides integrated, clinical, shared care records management across agency boundaries; RealTime - improves financial and clinical performance through better bed management, discharge planning and reduces average length of stay; Knowledge Management Suite (KMS) - powerful XML content management, knowledge engineering, legacy content conversion and knowledge delivery.
Tideway Systems™ is the independent leader in IT service configuration management for enterprises. Tideway's flagship product, Foundation, provides essential transparency of data centre configuration and dependencies, makes configuration management as simple as search and counts among its customers British American Tobacco, British Telecom (BT), BSkyB, Co-operative Bank, Dimension Data, Dresdner Kleinwort, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), ING, JCB, Linklaters, LogicaCMG, and Mizuho Bank Ltd. Tideway Systems is a privately held company with offices in the UK, USA, Denmark and Germany.
GCS Women in IT
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high- performance businesses and governments. With deep industry and business process expertise, board global resources and a proven track record, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills, and technologies to help clients improve their performance.
Whitbread is the oldest company in the FTSE 100 and the UK's leading hospitality operator, with top brands in hotels, restaurants and coffee bars, including Premier Travel Inn, Brewers Fayre, Beefeater, and Costa Coffee.
Corporate ICT Services, Leeds City Council; Corporate ICT Services Transformation.
Corporate Leeds ICT Services is an award winning, internationally recognised service, providing an effective and reliable ICT infrastructure enabling Leeds City Council to provide high quality services to the people of Leeds. The rich contribution of Corporate ICT Services to Leeds City Council helps to further improve and enhance services delivered to the people of Leeds, whilst also delivering tangible Council and directorate benefits from its strategic, enabling and educational position.
National Assembly for Wales
The National Assembly for Wales is the 60 Assembly Members elected by the people of Wales. It meets in the Senedd in Cardiff Bay, which houses one of the most technologically advanced debating chambers in the world. The National Assembly is responsible for most public expenditure in Wales, and the Government of Wales Act 2006 has introduced the ability of the Assembly to make its own legislation on devolved matters such as health, education, and social services.
Construction and Manufacturing
The Berkeley Group
The Berkeley Group has an unrivalled understanding of the home building market and the financial strength to deliver its pioneering approach to land development. Our management structure and highly autonomous and diverse companies allow us to take advantage of all development opportunities, and quickly react to the changing needs of the market. The Berkeley Group gives value to its investors and customers by promoting community regeneration throughout the country.
Consumer Goods and Services
Unilever plc; Oddyssey Programme
Unilever's mission is to add vitality to life by helping people feel good, look good and get more out of life. Unilever is one of the world's leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods with strong local roots in more than 100 countries. Its portfolio includes some of the world's best known brands including Flora, Bertolli, Dove, Lynx, Sunsilk, Persil, Cif and Domestos. Unilever has around 179,000 employees in 100 countries and generated annual sales of €40 billion in 2006.
Makella in Partnership Thistle Hotels
Makella is the UK hospitality industry's leading e-purchasing specialist. Part of Amphire International, Makella processes nearly £1 billion-worth of electronic transactions and manages several hundred million in outsourced purchasing every year for many well known hospitality industry names. Thistle Hotels is London's biggest hotel operator and the third-largest hotel group in the UK by number of bedrooms. It's a four and five-star brand that is not only in the public eye, but also "one to watch" in the hospitality industry.
Post Office Ltd
Post Office Ltd is a separate company within and part of the Royal Mail Group that runs our 14,300 Post Office® branches across the country. We are the largest retail and financial services chain in the UK - bigger than all of the UK's banks and building societies put together.
Citigroup is the world's largest financial service company by market capitalisation. Citi's 2006 revenue was in excess of US$89 Billion with net revenue of US$21 Billion. Citi employs more that 300,000 people worldwide. Citigroup EMEA consumer operates in 20 countries from Ireland in the west through to Russia and Pakistan in the east. The group has more than 10 million customers with a product offering covering credit cards, current accounts, loans, mortgages and investments.
Graham Oakes Ltd
Graham Oakes Ltd helps organisations untangle complex technology, relationships, processes and governance. We provide independent consultancy to help people set up and execute effective business strategies and projects, particularly in areas involving people- and information-intensive technologies such as customer relationship management, enterprise content management, collaborative systems and portals, and e-learning.
Xantus is an independent consultancy dedicated to helping large organisations make effective decisions about their IT services and technology. We offer trusted advice on commercial, technological and business issues enabling our clients to fully realise strategic benefits.
As early adopters of the .Net framework, they recognised that web services provide a faster and cheaper way to capture and maintain accurate data. With over 100,000 monthly changes to the Royal Mail's address database (PAF), for example, many companies find that maintaining accurate information is a real burden. By providing a centrally managed service, information is updated automatically. Postcode Anywhere is now a leading web service provider delivering a range of fully hosted and local web service to over 5000 customers.
ProCheckUp has a unique artificial intelligence-based approach to penetration testing that is used by some of the world's leading finance and banking organisations, UK Government, international law firms and blue chip companies. The award-winning ProCheckNet technology in conjunction with experienced IT security consultants, allows ProCheckUp to provide the most comprehensive and effective penetration testing service available.
Integralis is accepted as the leading European specialist in IT Security and Managed Security Services (MSS and is one of the few ISO27001 certified companies in this business space. Established for 18 years, Integralis provides information security solutions to businesses and industries throughout the World by maintaining a comprehensive product portfolio plus a substantial team of highly skilled technical staff who provide the backbone for the delivery of security, secure internet and network connectivity and e-commerce infrastructures.
Netviewer UK Ltd : Netviewer Web Collaboration Solution
Founded 2001, Netviewer is Europe's leading provider of real-time collaboration software with over 230 employees worldwide. Netviewer enables users to view each other's PC screen simultaneously to work on documents and applications together - regardless of where the participants are located. Real-time collaboration and communication via the internet significantly reduce the time and cost of travel and thus increase productivity. More than 10,000 corporations and SMEs from over 43 countries rely on the ease of use Netviewer tools offer.