August 29, 2018
We are pleased to reveal that Box UK has been named a finalist in two categories of the UK IT Industry Awards, which celebrate outstanding performance in the UK computer industry.
The DesignSpark project, delivered for leading electronics distributor RS Components, was honoured in the “Digital Project of the Year” category, while Box UK was also selected as a finalist for “Best Place to Work in IT 2018” in recognition of the employment and career opportunities it offers.
As RS Component’s long-term technical partner, Box UK has delivered numerous solutions for the organisation which have produced measurable results, including overhauling the DesignSpark platform that sits at the heart of their global engineering community. Through DesignSpark, engineers can access a wealth of valuable information, tools and resources, putting RS Components front-of-mind for subsequent purchase activity and supporting cross-selling opportunities.
(Want to learn more about this project? Box UK Business Analyst Allie Brock shares the lessons she’s learnt serving as DesignSpark Product Owner in this webinar, available to watch on demand.)
In order to deliver high-quality, high-performance digital products and services such as the DesignSpark platform, Box UK has also invested heavily in creating a positive, productive and rewarding working environment. The “Best Place to Work in IT” finalist nomination builds on previous success in this area, as in August 2017 Box UK achieved Investors in People Gold status, putting it in the top seven per cent of IIP-accredited organisations across the UK.
“To be named a finalist in two major categories of these prestigious industry awards is a fantastic achievement,” said Benno Wasserstein, Managing Director at Box UK, in response to the announcement. “We’re extremely proud of the close, long-term working relationships we form with our clients, and our collaboration with RS Components is a prime example of this. It’s great to see the hard work that’s gone into developing the DesignSpark platform – and the benefits this has delivered for the DesignSpark community – honoured at this level.
“I’m also delighted to see Box UK selected as a finalist for ‘Best Place to Work in IT 2018’. We know that our people are central to our success and so strive to create a climate in which all employees are able to reach their potential; and we will continue to build on this as we grow and evolve as a company.”
The entries will now go forward to the next stage of the awards; a presentation to a final judging panel, taking place at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on Thursday 13th September. Winners will be announced on Wednesday 14th November, at a ceremony attended by over 1,400 industry peers, leaders from corporate business and government, and some of the most influential people from the IT community.
The UK IT Industry Awards recognise the organisations that have demonstrated excellence in their industry during the past 12 months. In particular, the awards focus on the contribution of individuals, projects, organisations and technologies that have excelled in the use, development and deployment of IT solutions.
RS Components is one of the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries Electrocomponents plc offers more than 550,000 products sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, including automation, control, electrical, mechanical, and test and measurement components, and serves more than one million customers through their internet, catalogue and trade counter channels.
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