Going up against the likes of Rackspace and Baringa Partners, Softcat will battle it out for the two prestigious awards, with the winners being revealed at the National Business Awards gala dinner held on 13 November in London.
Jo Causon, judge for the Huawei Customer Focus Award category said, “Good leadership from the very top of the organisation and good use of social media for customer interaction have helped Softcat to deliver strong customer retention and sustained growth over the last three years.”
Simon Perryman, judge for the Croner Employer of the Year Award category said, “Softcat attracts and retains the best talent to support growth in this innovative IT business.”
Shelley Ferrigno, Softcat’s HR and recruitment manager, said, “It’s great to be in the running for these two awards, which we see as being interrelated. We believe our human resources policy, which aims to ensure the professional welfare and satisfaction of every employee, is instrumental in driving excellent customer service and business success.”
The National Business Awards has today revealed over 150 of Britain’s leading businesses and business leaders as finalists in the prestigious awards programme. Organisations shortlisted include a range of private, public and third sector companies, including National Grid, Marks and Spencer, and London Early Years Foundation.
All National Business Awards finalists represent an annual turnover in excess of £135 billion and collectively employ over 700,000. They cover activities as diverse as digital marketing, international road haulage and logistics, water engineering and life sciences: sectors that reflect key areas of UK capability with high potential for international expansion. The diverse size of the companies entering is also huge – ranging from a business with an annual turnover of less than £50k to high growth and high value companies with multi-billion revenues.
Baroness Virginia Bottomley, Chair of Judges said: “This year has been a challenging environment for British businesses: these finalists demonstrate how companies are succeeding in the current climate through innovation, originality and tenacity. It’s good to see a broad range of companies both in sector and size – an impressive representation of the potential British businesses have. Congratulations to all our finalists.”
The National Business Awards supports Help for Heroes, a charity that offers support and advice for wounded soldiers.