2008 Organisational Excellence Awards winners and medallists

BCS is proud to announce the winners and medallists for the Organisational Excellence Awards categories of its IT Industry Awards:


Public Sector

Fife Council

The third largest authority in Scotland with a budget of over £580 million each year, Fife Council delivers all local government services in the Kingdom of Fife. With 21,500 staff, the Council delivers more than 900 individual services to the residents of the Kingdom. The Council recently completed a £21M programme to replace its telephone system in over 360 sites (including all schools), implementing a state of the art Voice Over IP solution and upgrading its entire computer network.

Commercial & Financial Sector

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society

Formed in 1986 when the Peterborough and the Norwich Building Societies merged. N&P currently operates through 56 branches spread from Scunthorpe to Chelmsford and west to Bedford, plus a branch in Gibraltar, a contact centre in Peterborough and through a fully transactional website. N&P offers a wide range of financial services: mortgages, savings, bank accounts, personal loans, credit cards, general insurance broking and independent financial advice. N&P also has a strong commercial lending operation. N&P employs around 1,000 staff. The Society has in excess of 400,000 customers, the majority of whom are members and based within the Society's operating area.

IT Consultancy of the Year

Xantus Consulting

An independent consultancy dedicated to helping large organisations make effective decisions about their IT services and technology. They offer trusted advice on commercial, technological and business issues enabling our clients to fully realise strategic benefits. Their services and skills are tailored to address the complex challenges of today's CIO organisation. Their strengths lie in advising clients on strategic and operational issues to enable the identification, sourcing and delivery of optimal technology solutions and services.

Green Organisation


gm2 Logistics

The specialist logistics operation owned by the James McNaughton Group and Antalis Paper Group, and created to handle the logistics for the two companies. Every working day the gm2 team are responsible for the distribution and delivery of 600 tonnes of paper, board and display products to around 1350 customers. The combined capacity of the gm2 warehouses is nearly 500,000 sq feet and is capable of storing over 37,000 tonnes.

Large Technology Supplier

Neural Technologies

Have established itself as a leading provider of risk management software solutions. A pioneer in neural technology and advanced analytics, the company empowers organisations to reduce losses and optimise revenue in the areas of fraud, collections, bad debt, customer attrition and revenue assurance. Neural Technologies has a customer base of around 40 of the world's most prominent organisations and has twice been ranked in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 league table of the UK's top technology companies.

SME Supplier

Portal Technology Systems Limited

A technology consultancy that focuses on the design, implementation and integration of eCommerce, Content Management and Portal solutions. The company was founded in 1999 and has delivered in excess of 200+ successful Internet and Intranet projects. We work for a range of leading brands and companies including The Royal Mail, Post Office, Premier Farnell, The Body Shop and Johnson & Johnson.

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Goldman Sachs International

A global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. They provide a wide range of services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, institutional investors, governments, non-profit organisations and individuals. Headquarters in New York and they maintain significant offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other financial centres around the world.


Public Sector Organisation

Her Majesty's Land Registry

Established in 1862 Land Registry is a non-ministerial government department, an executive agency and a trading fund that makes no call on monies voted by Parliament. The Land Registration Act 2002 is the primary governing statute. Land Registry offers a choice to customers, enabling them to make transactions in a way that suits their individual or business needs, but must balance this against the obligation to central government as a key stakeholder to provide a cost effective solution.

North Tyneside Council ICT Service

Playing an ever-increasing role in helping to improve the lives of the people in the borough, through high quality service delivery, integrated service provision and enhanced learning opportunities. It has a clear vision to balance the rapidly changing technology with the needs of its customers. ICT is fundamental in helping the council and its partners to deliver our 2030 vision and make the borough a great place in which to live, work and visit.

Commercial & Financial

Morgan Est.

They provide 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) and providing a value added and best value approach to the delivery of projects and services by ensuring there are clear business requirements, formal training, improved cost management, greater integration with the business and the implementation of a formal post go-live measurement process.

Standard Life

A major asset managing business with around 1.5m shareholders in over 50 countries, and more than £143bn of assets managed by Standard Life Investments for around 7 million customers. The aim is to keep adding value for shareholders by growing customers' wealth with strong investment performance and market-leading products that are also capital-efficient from a business perspective.

IT Consultancy

Wipro Technologies

A division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services organisation globally. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centre's. One of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services including systems integration, Information Systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance services to corporations globally.

The Structure Group

A management consultancy with a focus on the deregulated energy, utilities and financial services sectors. It partners with blue chip companies when they are developing and delivering key elements of their business strategy. It works with organisations either to implement new or optimise existing business capabilities relating to their people, processes and technology. It has more than 200 consultants worldwide, with offices in London, Houston and San Francisco. Structure's European clients include BP, Shell, EDF, and NUON.

Green Organisation


One of the world's oldest communications companies and is today a leading global provider of networked IT and communications services. One of the largest employers in the UK, it employs almost 112,000 people across 55 countries and serves customers in more than 170. BT's long record of commitment to tackling climate change has been recognised with numerous awards. In 2007, Dow Jones named it the world's most sustainable telecommunications company for the seventh year running.


A global company with revenues of $98.8 billion, doing business in 170 countries with a workforce of over 380,000 employees. Its operations include the creation, development and manufacture of the industry's most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics; supported and translated into advanced technologies by IBM's worldwide professional solutions and services businesses.

Large Technology Supplier


Committed to advancing the success of its customers and partners, by delivering commissioning, patient care, business and workforce IT solutions. Underpinned by essential IT managed services, shared services and professional services, McKesson's solutions are designed to make a difference to the business and quality of healthcare whilst driving down cost. McKesson has operated in the UK for more than 18 years delivering to virtually every NHS organisation as well as to a number of other public and private sector organisations.

Sun Microsystems Inc.

Developers of the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision - "The Network is the Computer" - Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership.

SME Supplier


They provide data centre search software offering technologists a shared platform to visualise and report on the data they need to make informed decisions. Tideway Foundation™ maps application relationships to physical and virtual infrastructure, including the dependencies between them, enabling enterprises to cut cost, reduce risk and better manage change.


An IT security company specialising in penetration testing, otherwise known as ethical hacking. 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. Combined with manual testers this provides the most thorough and comprehensive testing available.

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A global company with revenues of $98.8 billion doing business in 170 countries with a workforce of over 380,000 employees. Its operations include the creation, development and manufacture of the industry's most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics; supported and translated into advanced technologies by IBM's worldwide professional solutions and services businesses.

Lloyds TSB

A leading UK based financial services group providing a wide range of banking and financial services to personal and corporate customers. Their main business activities are retail, commercial and corporate banking, general insurance, and life, pensions and investment provision. The Group offers services through a number of well recognised brands (Lloyds TSB, Cheltenham & Gloucester, Scottish Widows), and via a unique distribution capability comprising one of the largest branch networks in the UK and intermediary channels.