The winner of the new Bet (best entrepreneurial teams) Awards was financial call handling service Call Connection, with Harrogate-based software company Eurudine receiving a special commendation. Shortlisted companies from the 80 entrants were recruitment software supplier Aurora, e-learning supplier Creating Careers, and web-based address and postcode finder Postcode Anywhere.
The Bet Awards, supported by the Information Technologists' Company and Computer Weekly and sponsored by consultancy Baker Tilly, are the first to recognise new venture management teams, as opposed to lone entrepreneurs.
Judges included chairman of the Design Council George Cox, Baker Tilly executive chairman Martin Rogers, and Anthony Clarke, chairman of the British Business Angel Association.
The main event, held at the New Connaught Rooms in London, was a celebration of the achievements of the City of London livery company, the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, now known informally as the Information Technologists Company.
Since the organisation was founded in the mid-1980s it has made a significant contribution to society through its charitable and educational work.
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