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MWS Technology, Aptem: British Data Awards Winner 2021

BDA Winner

MWS Technology has been named winner at the British Data Awards 2021! It took the prize in the ‘SME of the Year’ category.

Our entry centred on our long-standing contribution to SaaS innovation around skills and employability. It cited the evolution of MyWorkSearch into Aptem Employ and our transformation of the EdTech learning delivery space for apprenticeships and skills. We highlighted our resilient performance during the pandemic, growing customers, staff and billable learners. We also relaunched our employability platform to help tackle unemployment and under-employment.

Richard Alberg, CEO of MWS Technology, said:

“We are delighted to have been declared SME of the Year by the British Data Awards judges. Our achievement is testament to all the hard work our staff have done from the founding of MWS Technology Ltd to now.

“I am particularly proud of how we have survived and thrived throughout the pandemic, offering training providers and the employability sector a platform that enables them to deliver programmes online and remotely. This has not been without its challenges, but one thing we can say for sure is that MWS Technology will always be looking to problem-solve, improve and innovate for the benefit of its customers.”

The British Data Awards is an annual campaign that celebrates the organisations and people that are deeply passionate about data. It helps to uncover data success stories. Organisations taking part this year include FTSE 100 giants, tech unicorns, innovative start-ups, large public sector bodies, agile not-for-profits, and everything in between.

Jason Johnson, Co-Founder of Predatech and British Data Awards judge said:

“I’d like to extend my congratulations to all our 2021 winners. With 149 entries received this year, being named a winner is a great achievement. All organisations should feel immensely proud. I’m really excited to see what the next 12 months holds for our winners.”

Every region of the UK is represented among the British Data Awards 2021 finalists. Organisations based in London make up 35% of the winners and runner-ups. 13% are based in the South West, while the South East, Yorkshire and the Humber and Scotland are each home to a further 10% of the winners and runner-ups. 

The 2021 judges included: Neil Carden, COO of Forth Point, Jason Johnson, Co-Founder of Predatech, Mahana Mansfield, Data Science Director at Deliveroo, Tej Parikh, Chief Economist at the Institute of Directors, Harriet Rees, Head of Data Science at Starling Bank and Dr Jo Watts, CEO and Founder of Effini.

The British Data Awards are run by Predatech, a cyber security company that helps organisations to protect their businesses, their customers, as well as their data.  

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