On Friday night we won the award for “Excellence in Innovation” presented by the Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Chambers of Commerce. Yay. A good night was had by all.
The photos tell it all. Click on the header pic to see more of what me, Kirsty, Kate and Faye are up to. The bloke behind Neil clearly didn’t win, a condition exacerbated by the fact that he was driving and not quite in the same “joyous” state of mind.
There have been times when we entered awards expecting to win but came away with nothing. I specifically remember the time when we had just reached 4th position in the Sunday Times/Microsoft Techtrack 100. That means we were the 4th fastest growing privately held tech company in the UK.
That same year we entered the local Newark Business Awards (I think it was for the fastest growing business but time fuddles the memory). We thought it must be a shoe in. In the event it went to a small local gardening business we had never heard of. I guess we must have read the brief wrongly (growing – pun – never mind!).
The lesson there is you have to take these things with good grace. Win some lose some.
Anyway this present award builds on the Best Business in Newark gong we won earlier this year and on the Best ITSP (Enterprise) cert we got at the ITSPAs. A reasonable haul for a 12 month period.
There are some who think these awards are not worth anything. I disagree. They send out a message, both to the outside world and to staff inside the company.
To our staff I say well done. You are a great bunch of people and I am proud to be working with you.
That’s enough emulsion. Ciao…
PS the award was based on our Mobile Access Management product – see here and here for more.