Stoke-On-Trent’s Data Driven Logistics Calls for Entries to IT Industry Award

Data Driven Logistics is urging local technology companies to follow in its footsteps and enter the 5th ICT Excellence Awards sponsored by the Advantage West Midlands ICT Cluster. The awards honour the best technology companies region wide, and with an abundance of local talent in Stoke-On-Trent, the area has a good chance of success.

Online PR News – 20-August-2009 – – Data Driven Logistics was honoured in the 2008 awards where the company received the Best Innovative Product Award for its product Canditv and in the 2007 awards for its PenPOD product which captures proof of delivery without using handheld devices. The company’s Canditv also went on to win a British Computer Society award. It uses internet and mobile phone technology to provide information to consumers simply and cost-effectively when out of the home; whilst providing feedback to the service providers on user interests.

Since formation, the company has brought to market a range of important systems and innovations and has a formidable list of clients which include The Carphone Warehouse, Philips, Miele, Nikon, Shakespeare Country, and Camelot.

Kevin Griffiths, Managing Director, described the benefits felt by his business after taking part in the 2008 awards and reasons why other companies should enter, “Data Driven Logistics gained internal reward, recognition and a morale boost following the awards. In addition, we benefitted from external credibility and awareness.”

The free to enter awards recognise top technology companies for outstanding achievements to the industry. The winners will be announced at the evening ICT Excellence Awards event following the annual ICT Conference on 10th November 2009, which is being held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Bickenhill, Solihull.

Categories in this year's awards are the ICT Excellence Award for Best Innovative Product, Best Innovative Service, Best Added Value Product, Best Added Value Service, Best Added Value Project, Best Knowledge Transfer Project and Most Improved Business. An overall champion will be selected from the winners of each of the seven categories and receive a cheque for £2,000.

Nominations must be submitted by 12 noon on Monday 28th September.

The Award Entry Forms, Rules & Criteria and FAQs can be accessed online from the West Midlands ICT Cluster website:


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 in 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.

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