Staged at The Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, the inaugural Thames Valley Tech Awards brought together hundreds of key players in the Technology industry, where Southern Communications were acknowledged across three awards.

The Thames Valley is often referred to as the UK’s Silicon Valley. Technology has been a significant part of the region’s economy for some 20 years or more – and the M4 corridor is home to key international tech companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, CA Technologies, Fujitsu, Huawei, and Cisco.

Winner – Best Telecoms Company 2018

Winning the High Growth Tech Business category, acknowledges the fastest-rising tech company exhibiting significant recent growth.

Paul Bradford, Southern Communications CEO, said: “I’m delighted that our commitment to business growth has been recognised by the Award Committee. In the past two years, our growth has been stimulated by organic growth, acquisitions, and excellent customer retention. Our revenue has risen by more than 28%. This strong growth means we have also significantly increased our staff numbers to continue to deliver the highest level of customer service and our plans for 2018/19 mean we will continue to seek out the best local talent.”

Recognition in the Best Telecoms Company category is a fantastic accolade for the company that has enjoyed a spectacular year and a great credit to the staff.

Alex Moody, Southern Communications Managing Director said: “Being placed in this category is a real recognition of the huge effort delivered by our dedicated staff. Through their hard work, we have developed outstanding solutions and services and delivered them to our fast-growing customer base in such a way that we have maintained industry-leading customer churn levels. At the same time, we have achieved validation of the quality of our business through ISO 9001 and, even more impressively, the difficult to gain ISO 27001.”

An outstanding performance

In addition, their outstanding performance has been recognised by the judges, who have selected them from all the applicants as Highly Commended for the coveted Thames Valley Tech Company of the Year Award. This ‘by invitation only’ award recognises businesses that have excelled in performance, product innovation or both.

The awards dinner, a glittering black-tie dinner held at the Madejski Stadium in Reading on Thursday, May 24, 2018, was attended by directors and staff of the leading companies in the region.