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CEO Gordon Wilson with team members

Gordon Wilson, CEO of the UK’s third largest provider of business software and services, Advanced, has been shortlisted in the prestigious Tech Leaders Awards in the category of ‘Business Leader of the Year’.

As the UK’s leading celebration of business, IT and digital leaders, the Tech Leaders Awards honour those at the forefront of disruption and innovation and who play a central role in driving business value in large organisations through the application of technology.

Led by Gordon Wilson, Advanced has undertaken what is arguably the largest transformation of any UK company, helping the £220m turnover business leap from 135th position in the Sunday Times Top Track 250 to 97th place.

Since joining the company nearly two years ago, Wilson has exemplified industry excellence, driving the creation of a new, consolidated leadership team, investing in the development of a dynamic and driven workforce as well as revolutionising Advanced’s structure to reinvent every aspect of the business. All of which has contributed to him being recognised by this flagship awards programme, as an illustration of the powerful contributions he’s made to technology and innovation.

Gordon Wilson, CEO, Advanced, comments: “I’m honoured and humbled to be shortlisted in such a respected and sought-after category. With such a visionary team comprising of some of Britain’s brightest talent behind me, being shortlisted in the Tech Leaders Awards is testament to the transformational work we’ve all delivered collectively.

“Together with our people and partners, we will continue to make a real difference by delivering excellence in technology; innovative solutions that positively impact the lives of millions of people up and down the country. This latest accolade provides further recognition that we are already well on the way to achieving this aim.”

Ranked in the Deloitte UK Fast 50, Advanced is recognised as a British business success story, having grown to a £750m company in just eight years.

Winners will be announced at a glittering gala ceremony taking place on 14th September at the Radisson BLU Portman Hotel in London.

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About Advanced

Through our enterprise and market focused solutions we positively impact millions of people’s lives through continually investing in our people, partnerships and own technologies to stay focused on our markets’, customers’ and their stakeholders’ needs.

We enable our customers to drive efficiencies, savings and growth opportunities through focused, right-first-time software solutions that evolve with the changing needs of their business and the markets they operate in.

True partnership is the defining thing that makes us different from the competition.

We pride ourselves on delivering focused software solutions for public sector, enterprise commercial and health & care organisations that simplify complex business challenges and deliver immediate value.
Advanced is a Sunday Times Top Track 250 Company 2016 and was ranked in the Deloitte UK Fast 50 which recognises the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK and a winner of the Tech Company of the Year in PwC’s UK Tech Awards in 2014.

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