EPI International Ltd Highly Commended In ICT Excellence Awards
11/19/2009

Ombersley company EPI International has beaten stiff regional competition to be highly commended in the prestigious ICT Excellence Awards 2009.

Online PR News – 19-November-2009 – – The entrepreneurial Worcestershire based company, which currently employs seven people was highly commended in the Best Knowledge Transfer Project category for its innovative “MyEpiCentre” On-demand Cost Management Portal.

With a strong pedigree in the business improvement industry and based on hundreds of man years of experience, EPI worked with the University of Warwick to develop the Web 2.0 business improvement portal using SaaS (Software as a Service).

“MyEpiCentre” consists of over 3,000 cost reduction and improvement solutions, 10,000 page knowledge warehouse and sophisticated software tools to enable trained practitioners to utilise decades of business improvement methodology and knowledge. “MyEpiCentre” is available by subscription for any commercial, public sector or not-for-profit organisation and EPI Associate Consultants are able to provide training, workshops, project management and interim consultancy.

Nick Close, co-founder and Managing Director of EPI International said, “EPI was formed by successful practitioners of business improvement methodologies. I had my own Consulting Practice for 12 years and my team had undertaken hundreds of projects which resulted in a wealth of experience and knowledge. The challenge was how to capture this knowledge and methodology for others to benefit from and “MyEpiCentre” is the result.

Ronnie Huss, Product Marketing Director said, “It’s a great British innovation, we believe it to be a world first and it has international potential. Since being short-listed the team is more enthused and I’m sure the industry recognition will serve as a huge staff motivator. We are really looking forward to the awards ceremony and have our fingers crossed for the big night. It has been a great experience taking part”.

Mike Musson, ICT Cluster Manager, added: “This year we've seen the highest standard of award entries yet and competition has been incredibly tough. The ongoing judging process has been rigorous and the panel faced a major challenge deciding the final winners. It's fantastic to see the quality and diversity of technology companies the West Midlands region has to offer.

The ICT Cluster Excellence Awards were presented at the evening Awards event following the Annual ICT Cluster Conference held at the National Motorcycle Museum on 10 November 2009.

About EPI International Ltd

EPI International delivers affordable cost management and business improvement solutions through a UK network of consultants. Supported by innovative on-demand (browser-based) software, EPI’s business improvement solutions generate enterprise-wide cost profiles, allowing Continuous Improvement Plans to be developed and significant process efficiencies & cost savings to be implemented.

EPI’s business improvement solutions comprise of Enterprise cost modeling, Leaner operations process improvement and Strategic sourcing projects.

Whether client resources are limited or available, EPI delivers project-based consultancy services via methodology & software training, project workshops, self-financing project consultancy, full or part-time deployment of an EPI Interim management consultant.

For further information on EPI International, please see www.myepicentre.com or www.epiopp.com and contact Martin Haynes on 0845 054 2758 or email martin.haynes@epi-international.net

About ICT Cluster

The ICT Cluster is one of thirteen clusters established by Advantage West Midlands as part of its economic development strategy. These clusters have been chosen on the basis of their current strength in the region and their potential to create jobs and economic growth.

Advantage West Midlands is one of nine Regional Development Agencies in England whose role is to provide leadership and action to create more, better jobs and improve the standard of living for all in the West Midlands.

The ICT Cluster will be hosting the Annual West Midlands ICT Conference and ICT Excellence Awards on 10 November 2009.
For further media information on the ICT Cluster, please contact Ranbir Sahota or Sara Pennant, at Vitis PR on 0121 242 8048 or email ranbir@vitispr.com/sara@vitispr.com.