We are delighted to have received notification recently of our shortlisting for the Somerset Business Awards 2018. The awards, which are held annually, recognise business demonstrating excellence across a range of criteria, from staff development, profitability, innovation and customer service.
The previous twelve months have seen unprecedented focus on our sector, with Brexit discussions stimulating sizzling communications across social media channels, and media attention on the practicalities of trade facilitation. As a leader in the provision of technology facilitating trade over borders and between regimes, we have worked extremely hard to rise to the challenge, to ensure we continue to exceed expectations of a growing list of clients, collaborating with various stakeholders in the business support networks.
This shortlisting in the Technology and Innovation category, is further evidence for us that we are taking the right steps to ensure we continue to lead technology for international trade, building software that reduces un-necessary bureaucracy, and helps increase resilience in changing times.
The judges were particularly complimentary on the services we have enhanced since the start of this calendar year, including the Brexit Toolkit and ezConsign, which are both positioned to meet the increasing demands brought about due to the UK’s changing relationship with the EU, and have seen dramatic increases in uptake. Another key element discussed was the introduction of blockchain technology to the origin certification process, with our company having developed the first solution used in the European Union, as outlined in this previous blog post.
We are very pleased with the acknowledgement the shortlisting brings, of the efforts made by our fantastic team in a particularly busy period.
We look forward to celebrating during the awards dinner later this month, where the winner will be chosen, although we already feel proud to achieve this month. Our thanks to the judges and our clients and partners, and best wishes to all those nominated across the categories.