BCS announces winners of UK IT Industry Awards 2012

15 November 2012

Network Rail, Capital One (Europe) plc, BT plc, The Met Office and PA Consulting Group, The LateRooms Group and HM Revenue & Customs  were among the winners of the 2012 UK IT Industry Awards run by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and Computing. The winners were announced last night by comedian Ed Byrne at a glittering dinner at Battersea Park Events Arena.

David Clarke, MBE, Group Chief Executive Officer of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, said: “On behalf of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, I would like to congratulate all the winners, those who were highly commended and those who were finalists. Our Awards celebrate the professionalism and innovation that exists in the IT profession and demonstrates the extent to which IT is the enabler in so many businesses in the UK today. To qualify as a finalist is tremendous - to win one of our prestigious Awards is a fantastic achievement.”

The annual Awards provide a platform for the entire IT profession to celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence. In total 23 awards were presented covering project, organisation, technology and individual excellence, and included awards such as Security Innovation, Infrastructure Innovation, Business Project, Young IT Professional and CIO of the Year.

Stuart Sumner, Editor of Computing, says: “I would like to congratulate the winners and those who were highly commended on their achievements. The UK IT Industry Awards are rigorously judged and truly celebrate innovation and best practice in IT today.” 

The winners and highly commended of the UK IT Industry Awards 2012 are:

  • Best Use of Cloud Services of the Year
    Winner: The Met Office and PA Consulting Group
    Highly Commended: Tellybug
  • IT Department of the Year
    Winner: Hastings Insurance Services Limited (Hastings Direct)
    Highly Commended: Camelot UK Lotteries Limited
  • IT Employer of the Year
    Winner: The LateRooms Group
    Highly Commended: Northgate Managed Services
  • IT Project Team of the Year
    Winner: Northgate Public Services
    Highly Commended: IBM and Home Office
  • Large Supplier or Major VAR of the Year
    Winner: Softcat
    Highly Commended: Trustmarque Solutions; European Electronique
  • Small Supplier or VAR of the Year
    Winner: Company85 Limited
    Highly Commended: Memset
  • CIO of the Year
    Winner: Susan Cooklin, Network Rail
    Highly Commended: David Henderson, A&N Media
  • IT Manager of the Year - Private Sector
    Winner: Jonathan Allen, Capital One (Europe) plc
    Highly Commended: Kevin Green, National Grid
  • IT Manager of the Year - Public Services
    Winner: Steve Connell, Home Office IT
  • IT Service and Support Professional of the Year
    Winner: Mike Aistrop, Liverpool Direct Limited
    Highly Commended: Andy Birds, The Co-operative Banking Group
  • Young IT Professional of the Year
    Winner: Alex Healing, BT plc
    Highly Commended: Tom Eddings, Microsoft
  • Best Business Project Dependent on Mobile Technology of the Year
    Winner: JBW Group Ltd
    Highly Commended: Warburtons Ltd
  • Best Not for Profit IT Project of the Year
    Winner: The Pennies Foundation
    Highly Commended: Aintree University Hospital Foundation Trust
  • Big Data Project of the Year
    Winner: HM Revenue & Customs
    Highly Commended: brightsolid online technology & The British Library
  • Data Centre Project of the Year
    Winner: ARM Ltd
    Highly Commended: Electrocomponents plc
  • IT Project Demonstrating Most Effective Use of Collaborative Technology of the Year
    Winner: The Met Office and PA Consulting Group
    Highly Commended: N3 and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Network / Infrastructure Project of the Year
    Winner: AstraZeneca
    Highly Commended: Mitchells & Butlers
  • Business IT Innovation of the Year
    Winner: Deutsche Bank
    Highly Commended: Intuitive Business Intelligence Ltd
  • Cloud Provider of the Year
    Winner: CentraStage
    Highly Commended: ServiceNow
  • Infrastructure Innovation of the Year
    Winner: Virtual Instruments
    Highly Commended: AppSense
  • Innovative Mobile App of the Year
    Winner: Telefonica UK
    Highly Commended: Metricell
  • Security Innovation of the Year
    Winner: Cyber-Ark
    Highly Commended: CNS
  • UK Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award
    Winner: Trade Mark Direct Ltd
    Highly Commended: Avecto Ltd

This year’s Outstanding Contribution to IT Award was presented to The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) technology team.

Full details about the awards and the winners can be found at: www.bcs.org/industryawards

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