Collstream Ltd Announced Named Finalist in National Business Awards 2013

26 July 2013

Up against Punch Taverns and UKFast for the Blackberry Business Enabler of the Year Award

Today, Collstream Ltd. has been shortlisted for the Blackberry Business Enabler of the Year Award at this year’s National Business Awards. Collstream, based in Derby, is a specialist in business SMS, voice messaging and IVR solutions helping businesses communicate more effectively with their customers.

Going up against Punch Taverns and UKFast they will compete for the prestigious award, with the winner being revealed at the National Business Awards gala dinner held on 12 November in London.

Charles Ward, Former COO, Intellect UK, judge for the category said: “SMS is a proven, highly effective and low cost channel and Collstream are opening up opportunities for clients to increase revenues, reduce costs and improve service. Collstream's solution is a highly pragmatic approach for organisations taking a major step towards multi-channel communication.”

Ian Maxfield, CEO, said: “We are delighted to be named as finalists. We’ve worked extremely hard to get to this point and to be recognised as finalists is wonderful.”

Over 150 of Britain’s leading businesses, business leaders and social enterprises have today been revealed as finalists for the 2013 National Business Awards. The finalists announced today represent 15 categories including the Croner Employer of the Year, the Smith & Williamson Entrepreneur of the Year and Santander Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year. The Leader of the Year finalists and Decade of Excellence winner will be announced over the coming months.

This year’s shortlisted businesses have a collective global turnover of more than £341 billion, covering activities as diverse as telecoms, construction, entertainment, publishing and manufacturing. One fifth of the finalists turnover more than £1 billion annually - with the lowest turnover peaking at £30k and highest reaching £55 billion. They represent regions from all over Britain including London, Exeter, Glasgow and Cardiff.

Dame Helen Alexander, Chair of judges for the National Business Awards, said: “These organisations and leaders represent exceptional success over the past year. The environment has been tough; these are the firms leading the way to growth. There’s a broad spectrum of sectors represented, as well as organisations of very different sizes, reflecting the diversity of British business and the vitality of our economy. Congratulations to all our finalists.”

Alex Evans, Programme Director of the National Business Awards said: “The quality of finalists is outstanding every year – with Britain’s most promising new businesses and most impactful social enterprises recognised alongside top performing SMEs and the most sustainable mid-market and large cap firms.”

Finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated for the titles. They will now prepare to make presentations to expert juries who will decide the category winners. The overall winners across all 17 categories will be revealed at the awards ceremony at Grosvenor House, London.

The National Business Awards supports The Prince’s Trust, a charity that offers practical and financial support to young people who need it.

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