MemCom Awards shortlist revealed

We are pleased to announce that Box UK has been shortlisted in three categories in the 2017 MemCom Awards, which celebrate excellence in membership marketing, communications, and product and service development.

The SFIAplus project Box UK delivered for BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT has received two nominations, for “Most Innovative Use of Data” and “New Product Development (learning resource or member benefit)”. In addition to this, the software development consultancy has been shortlisted in the “Sector Supplier/Agency of the Year” category, in recognition of its long-term strategic involvement in supporting the membership sector.

Sinéad Whelan, Head of Membership at TOPRA is on the MemCom 2017 judging panel: “I’d like to congratulate all the very worthy shortlisted award entries. The standard of entries was exceptionally high this year which reflects all the outstanding work that’s coming out of the sector. I’m looking forward to honouring the best in membership, communications and leadership at the awards ceremony next month. Let’s celebrate our success!”

A roadmap for digital transformation success

SFIAplus is BCS’s market-leading skills framework, used by many of the UK’s largest businesses to ensure their IT functions remain strong and sustainable for years to come. Box UK has helped the institution make the most of this incredibly valuable asset, defining a progamme of work to extend and enhance SFIAplus alongside modernising and extending their commercial offering to deliver improved levels of conversion, engagement and retention.

These improvements have not only helped to safeguard the success of SFIAplus, ensuring BCS is perfectly primed to become the de facto skills tool for IT professionals across the globe, but has provided industry professionals with a resource that can truly help them apply IT to improve the world in which we live – supporting the institution’s ultimate aim of “making IT good for society”.

Extensive membership experience

Box UK’s on-going partnership with BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT is one of many successful relationships it has built within the membership sector, having worked on a diverse range of project covering the end-to-end lifecycle with some of the country’s largest membership organisations to tangibly and positively impact their strategic visions.

The software development consultancy will also be sharing the insight and expertise it has built up at this year’s MemCom conference – where the team will be delivering a talk about digital transformation for membership institutions – and holding a number of events through the rest of the year specifically focused around common goals and objectives within the membership sector.

A fantastic achievement

“Being shortlisted in three MemCom Award categories is a fantastic achievement, and it’s great to see the work we’ve delivered for BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT and numerous other membership organisations be honoured in this way,” said Box UK’s Managing Director Benno Wasserstein in response to the announcement. “Our client relationships in this sector span up to a decade, and in this time we’ve gained an in-depth understanding of the key strategic challenges facing membership institutions; combining this with the digital expertise and focus on quality we’re known for to deliver solutions that really make a difference. With the membership industry currently going through a particularly exciting period of digital transformation, I’m looking forward to seeing how this progresses in the coming years, and how we can continue to support member organisations in achieving their aims.”


About MemCom

Short for ‘Membership Communications’, MemCom is a resource for membership bodies, charities and NFPs. The MemCom membership marketing and awards conference has been taking place annually since 2002, and last year’s event saw 230 delegates come from organisations with many thousands of members. The conference agenda is arrived at with input from the Membership Marketing Directors Group, and offers three streams covering topics ranging from the impact of new and disruptive technologies through to the challenges of external factors affecting the membership strategy.

About BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is committed to making IT good for society. They use the power of their network to bring about positive, tangible change; championing the global IT profession and the interests of individuals, engaged in that profession, for the benefit of all. This includes fostering links between experts from industry, academia and business to promote new thinking, education and knowledge sharing; promoting professional practice tuned to the demands of business; providing practical support and information services; and collaborating with government, industry and relevant bodies to establish good working practices, codes of conduct, skills frameworks and common standards.

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.

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