Portaltech are delighted to have won 3 awards at the prestigious BCS UK IT awards held in the sparkling Battersea Arena.

The glamorous awards ceremony is organised by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and Computing Magazine and aims to showcase and celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence in the IT profession. Finalists are filtered down from over 300 applications and interviewed in a thorough grading process by recognised experts in the IT and Digital field. David Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT says: “I’d like to congratulate the finalists, they can all be proud of their achievements. The diversity of the projects that have reached this stage is testament to the impact of IT today.

Against stiff competition from BT, Portaltech’s first award win of the night was the ‘R&D Award’ – for the development of the QuickLive eCommerce and mCommerce solution. The judges were impressed by “the customer focused use of e-commerce technology to transform business execution and growth”.

Andrew Walker, CEO of Portaltech was thrilled to receive this award: ‘QuickLive was developed by Portaltech with the hybris multi channel platform at it’s core, to offer retailers a rapid acceleration for commerce projects based on best in class functionality. With 10 clients currently running on QuickLive and L.K.Bennett reaping multiple awards for their web re-launch this year, we are pleased to be given industry recognition at the UK IT Awards for the research & development effort put into this innovative, market leading commerce solution.

The second award of the night went to Portaltech for ‘Small IT Supplier of the Year’. Paul Tough, CTO at Portaltech commented: “This medal means a lot to us. The last year has been a tricky one for all IT businesses and made even more critical for us, as we took the decision to invest heavily in the development of our eCommerce products. We were also one of the first to market with our QuickLive mobile commerce solution, that enables our customers to take advantage of multi channel trading. We are really pleased with our success at the UK IT Industry Awards as it’s great recognition for the whole company.”

The final award of the night was ‘Developer of the Year’, for Charles Wilkinson, Software Engineer at Portaltech. The judges said: “Charles is a highly professional developer with skills and achievements that are exceptional for one so young”. Mark Adams, Sales & Marketing Director at Portaltech echoed this: “Charles was nominated for his conscientious, professional, mature and diligent approach to development. Charles made an outstanding contribution to the most successful Portaltech QuickLive project in recent years, leading a very challenging and high profile retail e-commerce project with ambitious deadlines and diverse deliverables. We could not be more proud of the growth and skills we have seen Charles develop since he joined us initially as a year out undergraduate four years and we are delighted he has been recognised with this award“

David Clarke, Chief Executive Officer of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, offered congratulations to the winners: “As the Chartered Institute for IT, we offer our congratulations to all those who took part and in particular, the medallists and winners. To qualify as a finalist is terrific; to win is an absolutely fantastic achievement in these highly contested Awards.”

To organise a demonstration of Portaltech’s QuickLive commerce platform, contact: Mark Adams: mark.adams@portaltech.co.uk Telephone: 0207 401098

Published on: 3:47PM on 12th November 2010