National Business Awards Finalists Announced 2011 Tuesday 20 September 2011 PDF Print York, UK 20th September: Value Added Reseller, Trustmarque Solutions, announced today that it has been shortlisted for the National Business Awards 2011 in the Transformational Change category. Over 150 of Britain’s most innovative and sustainable public and private sector businesses have been announced as finalists of the National Business Awards in partnership with Orange. Organisations shortlisted this year range from the well-known Debenhams, JD Wetherspoon, moneysupermarket.com, BSkyB, Majestic Wine and Supergroup – through to the rising stars of Ovo Energy, Door-Stop, ShortList Media and HeartSine Technologies. Martin Stiven, Vice President of Business at Orange, part of Everything Everywhere, said: “The National Business Awards, now in their tenth year, embody the core principles of business excellence, innovation and ethics, all of which are central to Orange’s company values. Reaching the finals of the National Business Awards is no mean feat and I am delighted that the calibre of entrants keep on improving. All finalists have demonstrated exceptional drive, resilience and innovation during challenging economic conditions. Many congratulations to all finalists and best of luck with the next stage of the competition, I very much look forward to the live judging in September and October.” Trustmarque has been shortlisted for the Transformational Change Category along with; Business Stream, Delmergate Ltd, London Early Years Foundation, Postcode Anywhere (Europe) Ltd, RCUK Shared Services Centre, RESPONSE (Building Rewarding Relationships), ServicePower Technologies PLC, Ten Group, Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. This new award has been designed to recognise the organisation operating in the public or private sector that has successfully refocused, restructured or strategically re-aligned to deliver more for less, become more competitive and achieve more sustainable growth. Angelo Di Ventura, Group Sales and Marketing Director, Trustmarque Solutions comments on this recognition: “We are delighted to have been selected as a finalist for the National Business Awards; this is a fantastic recognition of the significant changes that Trustmarque has undergone throughout the last two years. Introducing a new management team in February 2009 and responding to prevailing market conditions, Trustmarque embarked on a bold strategy to further strengthen its capabilities to help organisations drive significant cost out of their technology expenditure.The transformation has proved a great success – Trustmarque is now recognised as one of the UK’s leading Value Added Resellers and has achieved impressive results over the past 12 months.” Finalists will now prepare to make their presentations in person before an independent, expert judging panel in September and October at the offices of Coutts & Co at 30 St Mary Axe. The judging panel for this category include: Mr Colin Cram, Director, Marc1 Ltd, Ms Jackie Keeley Director, Harthill Mr Phil Smith, CEO, Cisco Systems Limited and Mr Charles Ward, Chief Operating Officer, Intellect. Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone, Chair of Judges, the National Business Awards comments: “The economic climate continues to present UK businesses with an unprecedented challenge: it is therefore particularly encouraging that the entries in this year’s National Business Awards have shown no drop in quality or performance. Congratulations to all finalists for demonstrating tremendous strength in their ability to adapt and innovate which no doubt reflects the resilience and optimism that are the hallmarks of UK enterprise.” Organised by UBM plc, winners will be honoured at the National Business Awards gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, Tuesday 8th November, where George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer will deliver this year’s welcome address. Visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for a full list of all 2011 finalists. - Ends - Notes for editor: 1. Visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for a full list of all 2011 finalists. 2. The combined turnover of all National Business Awards finalists this year was £96bn. While there were plenty of examples of aggressive growth among all entrants, through acquisition as well as organic, the finalist organisations that stood out were those taking steps to ensure growth is sustainable – innovating to become leaner and concentrating on core strengths rather than over-diversifying. 3. About the National Business Awards Open to organisations of all sizes from all sectors across the UK, the National Business Awards in partnership with Orange is the UK’s most prestigious independent business recognition platform with its particular emphasis on excellence, innovation and ethical business. Now in its tenth year, the National Business Awards connects the nations’ professionals through its annual awards ceremony; year-round thought leadership and round table events; and is UBM plc’s flagship awards programme. Visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for further information. 4. National Business Awards Categories 2011 are: The Transformational Change of the Year; The Huawei Customer Focus Award; The Croner Employer of the Year; The Excellence in Marketing Award; The ICAEW Sustainability Award; The BlackBerry Growth Strategy of the Year; The Orange Innovation Award; The Entrepreneur of the Year Award; The BlackBerry Business Enabler of the Year; The Small Online Business of the Year; The WorldPay Online Business of the Year; The Santander Small to Medium sized Business of the Year; The 3i Private Business of the Year; The Grant Thornton Mid Cap Business of the Year; Coutts & Co Large Cap Business of the Year; The Daily Telegraph Award for a Decade of Excellence in Business; and The Orange Leader of the Year. About Trustmarque Trustmarque has been providing value added services to customers since it was founded in 1987 and is now one of the UK’s largest Value Added Resellers. Trustmarque brings together years of knowledge plus a strong track record of delivering successful IT enabled projects for customers that realise positive business outcomes. Trustmarque delivers solutions across six key areas: Business Performance Management, Information Security, Core Infrastructure Services, Microsoft Integrated Solutions, Managed Licence Services and Software Procurement Consultancy. Trustmarque is also a Microsoft Large Account Reseller (LAR) with Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status, as well as partnering with many other major vendors in the IT market, such as: Adobe, Business Objects, CA, Citrix, McAfee, Novell, Nuance, Sophos, Symantec, Trend, VMware and Websense to name but a few. Trustmarque Solutions has worked with The CarbonNeutral Company (formerly Future Forests) leaders in the field of carbon management and climate change solutions to become a CarbonNeutral® company. For more information about Trustmarque visit www.trustmarque.com, call 0845 2101 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information please contact: Henriette Svensen Head of PR & Marketing UBM Awards Tel: 020 7234 8753 / 07500 917 628 Email: email@example.com For further information: Cathy O’Neill C8 Consulting Ltd for Trustmarque +44 (0) 118 9001135 firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of C8 Consulting in the following categories: Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.