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Computing, the UK's leading business technology publication and a pioneering multimedia business-to-business brand, last night announced the winners of this year’s “Computing Awards for Excellence”.

The Computing Awards for Excellence are the most sought after awards in the IT industry and reward individual and group achievements. Attended by more than 1,000 IT professionals the ceremony was held at the Battersea Park Arena in central London.

A total of twenty two winners were announced and presented with awards at the ceremony sponsored by leading office automation solutions provider Ricoh.

Commenting on this year’s winners’ roster Bryan Glick, editor of Computing, said: “For the third year running we received a record number of entries for the awards – 20 per cent up on the previous high last year – and the quality of the entries across all of the categories has been outstanding. Congratulations to all of last night’s winners; the Computing team is thrilled to recognise and applaud your achievements and how these reflect the continuing strength of the UK IT community.”

A full list of award winners is published in Computing on 8th November in an awards special, and also on the website at www.computing.co.uk/awards.

The Computing Awards for Excellence Winners:

Project Awards
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- Private Sector Project of the Year: Jimmy Choo – Global IT strategy project
- Public Sector Project of the Year: NHS Connecting for Health – Picture archiving and communications system (Pacs)
- Community Project of the Year: YouthNet
- Innovative Project of the Year: Channel 4 – 4oD
- Green Project of the Year: BT – 21st century data centre project
- Outsourcing Project of the Year: Service Birmingham
- Student Project of the Year: Aston University ACNRG Electronic Engineering Department – In-Motes Eye

Individual Awards
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- IT Leader of the Year: Rorie Devine, chief technology officer, Betfair
- IT Professional of the Year: Andrew Mackey, head of networks, Service Birmingham
- IT Department of the Year: Canterbury City Council
- IT Team of the Year: Barclays Bank – Mainframe stability team
- IT Employer of the Year: Abbey

Company Awards
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- Best IT Strategy: Littlewoods Shop Direct Group
- Best Small Business IT Strategy: Doctors.net.uk

Industry awards
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- Business hardware supplier of the year: Secerno
- Business software supplier of the year: Tideway
- IT services supplier of the year: MessageLabs
- Networking and communications supplier of the year: iPass
- IT PR Company of the Year: Hotwire
- Recruitment Consultancy of the Year: ReThink Recruitment
- Technology Advertising Campaign of the Year: ChemistryTM for Morse

Editor’s Award
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- Outstanding Contribution to UK IT: Rt Hon Stephen Timms, MP, Minister of state for competitiveness
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