Award finalists announced

Software development consultancy Box UK, together with cybersecurity software and hardware company Sophos, has been named as a finalist in the sixth annual European Software Testing Awards.

Box UK and Sophos join organisations such as Vodafone, Dow Jones, Deloitte and Société Générale in the “Best User Experience (UX) Testing in a Project” category of the awards, following the successful delivery of an in-depth programme of usability testing.

About the project

Sophos commissioned Box UK’s UX consultants to conduct lab-based usability testing to help them improve the usability of their product range, which is relied upon by more than 100 million users in 150 countries.

Encompassing a number of studies over a 12-month period, the programme saw a number of areas of Sophos’ unified web-based admin console tested, providing qualitative and quantitative insight to inform key business and design decisions. Further value was delivered through innovative techniques including a Google Ventures (GV) Design Sprint, which compresses the process of designing, prototyping and testing concepts into just five days.

A fantastic achievement

“To be named a finalist in the European Software Testing Awards is a fantastic achievement,” Benno Wasserstein, Box UK’s Managing Director, said of the news.

“We’re incredibly proud to have supported Sophos as they embed a user-centred design culture within their organisation, and to have worked with them on innovative initiatives such as the GV Design Sprint. I’m excited to see how they use the insight gathered to develop their products further, and for the next stage in their journey.”

Winners announced

The winners of the European Software Testing Awards will be announced at a gala dinner taking place at the historic Old Billingsgate in London on 21st November, where hundreds of industry professionals will gather to celebrate outstanding success among individuals, teams, and projects.


About the European Software Testing Awards

Now in its sixth year, the European Software Testing Awards honour companies and individuals who have accomplished significant achievements in software testing and quality assurance. This year, sponsors of the awards include global names including Capgemini, KPMG, Infosys and Accenture.

About Sophos

Sophos is a leader in next-generation endpoint and network security. As the pioneer of synchronized security Sophos develops its innovative portfolio of endpoint, network, encryption, web, email and mobile security solutions to work better together. More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos solutions as the best protection against sophisticated threats and data loss. Sophos products are exclusively available through a global channel of more than 34,000 registered partners. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, UK and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.” More information is available at

About Box UK

At Box UK our team of simply brilliant thinkers, consultants and application developers mastermind simply brilliant solutions to the world’s toughest web and software projects. It’s why blue chip organisations around the world, from airlines to car manufacturers, international banks to global charities, choose to trust us with the execution of their digital strategies, from the development of enterprise-level custom software platforms to the delivery of award-winning multi-channel experiences. So if you want an effective, compelling software solution, talk to us.