Willenhall-based Five Rivers has announced today that it is a finalist in the Strategic Business Improvement category of the ICT Excellence Awards 2010.

Online PR News – 11-November-2010 – – November-09, 2010--- Willenhall-based Five Rivers has announced today that it is a finalist in the Strategic Business Improvement category of the ICT Excellence Awards 2010.

The company, which currently employs 50 people at its head office in Holloway House, Walsall Road, achieved the shortlist for its creative, web, multimedia and IT services, which offer a diverse range from professional graphic design to database-driven online shopping facilities. Along with the other finalists, Five Rivers presented its submission to a panel of judges and now awaits the announcement of the winners of the coveted technology awards in November at a prestigious awards evening.

Mike Musson, ICT Cluster Manager, comments: “The number of entries rose by over 30% this year so competition has been extremely tough. The innovation and hard-work demonstrated by this year’s entrants will make judging harder than ever.”

Kam Lall, Director of Five Rivers, said: “We’ve invested a lot of time into improving our service delivery and business processes so it feels really positive to be shortlisted for our efforts.”

Five Rivers’ mission is to develop clear solutions in the most cost effective manner; finding the best tailor made solution for each of its clients. From consultancy to visualisation, implementation and support, the same detailed thinking and service is provided whatever the scale of the client’s business.

“The awards provide a great insight into the sheer diversity and talent on offer in the West Midlands technology community and beyond,” continues Mike. “The ICT Cluster, comprising technology businesses, educational establishments and support organisations working in collaboration, is enabling the West Midlands to build a dynamic regional economy as well as compete successfully in the competitive ICT marketplace, on a global level.”

Shortlisted companies will be eligible for membership of the exclusive ICT Excellence Club. The Club was set up to encourage award-winning businesses to share knowledge, create business opportunities and accelerate growth in the region and beyond.

The Annual ICT Excellence Awards were established in 2005. They aim to showcase successful and innovative ICT companies and public sector organisations, of all types and sizes, and provide recognition to their teams for all their hard work and effort.

The winners will be announced at an evening awards ceremony following the annual ICT Conference on 25th November 2010, which is being held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Bickenhill, Solihull.

To find out more about the ICT Cluster, please follow at: Twitter/wmidlandsict, the ICT Cluster Group on LinkedIn or the ICT Cluster on Facebook.

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Notes to Editors:

The ICT Cluster will be hosting the Annual ICT Conference and ICT Excellence Awards on 25 November 2010.

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