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Suffolk: Access UK and BT shortlisted in National Business Awards

11:50 16 August 2012

The Access UK offices, within the old school at Stratford St Mary

The Access UK offices, within the old school at Stratford St Mary

ACCOUNTING software group Access UK has been named among the finalists in the 2012 National Business Awards.

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Access, based at Stratford St Mary, between Ipswich and Colchester, has been nominated for the Business Enabler of the Year title, in recognition of its success in saving clients time and money by automating processes.

Also among the finalists is BT, which has been shortlisted for the Orange Innovation Award for the development of efficiency solutions its Field Force Optimisation Suite, based at Adastral Park, Marltesham Heath, near Ipswich.

The winners of the National Business Awards will be announced at a ceremony to be held in London on Tuesday, November 13.

Martyn Hart, chief executive of the National Outsourcing Association and judge for the Business Enabler of the Year category, said,: “Testing its software on its own business before releasing it to customers, Access is saving clients considerable time and money by automating processes.”

Jon Jorgensen, group sales director at Access, said: “The fact is that our double digit growth last year was managed through the integrated business management suite we offer to our customers. We are the best endorsement of our solutions capabilities.

“By using our software daily we are well positioned to help our customers run their businesses more efficiently. To be recognised for such a prestigious award alongside the other great companies demonstrates that our solutions really do help businesses grow.”

Gideon Hyde, director of Market Gravity and judge of the Orange Innovation Award, said: “BT’s Field Force Optimisation Suite provides an innovative blend of intuitive but technology supported solutions to enhance engineer efficiency and deliver impressive cost savings.”

Baroness Virginia Bottomley, chair of judges, added: “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.”

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