London, UK (PRWEB) September 16, 2005
BigHand has been awarded the coveted 'Highly Commended' status in this year's National Business Awards 2005 "Best Use of Technology" category. Only five companies in the UK were given the honor, which is given to those companies who judges wish to single out for special praise, but who just missed out on the national final. The ÂBest Use of Technology AwardÂ is judged on businesses that:
"Best demonstrate that it has effectively used business technology to create a significant and exploitable competitive or operational advantage in any business area including revenue, improved quality and/or customer convenience. Evidence is required of a well thought-through and executed strategy, addressing not only the deployment of the technology, but also its effective uptake by employees and stakeholders."
The aim of the National Business Awards is to reward and recognize excellence, best practice and innovation throughout the UK business community. Judges look for evidence of three guiding principles in all categories: commercial success, innovation in performance improvement, and ethics in respect of legislation, regulation, the environment and the rights of all stakeholders.
The National Business Awards attract intense interest reflecting the fact that the program is the first of its kind to cater for all business sector categories and organizations of all sizes, from the achievements of new ventures to FTSE 100s. The 10 companies that now go on to the overall national final of the "Best Use of Technology Award" category include:
- AstraZeneca UKMC
- British Airways plc
- Camelot Group plc
- Chase De Vere Financial Solutions plc
- Royal Bank of Scotland
David Fryer, Chief Operating Officer at BigHand, commented:
"We are delighted that both the quality & design of our software, as well as recent investment in our customer service IT infrastructure, has been recognized in this way. If you look at some of the huge multi-national companies who made the national final, then our achievement in gaining Highly Commended status is all the more striking. We know that the combination of innovative, reliable, market leading software together with seamless client service is what those purchasing technology demand Â and I think this has been key to our success to date."