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Hutchinson Networks Nominated For International Technology Award

Posted: 13th May 2015

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Due to the company’s continued success and the strengthening of its profile and customer base around the world, Hutchinson Networks has been nominated for a DigiTech 2015 Award in the category of International Technology Star. The inclusion of Hutchinson Networks in this prestigious category highlights the Edinburgh-based company’s successful development of a proven track record for establishing and maintaining global business. Hutchinson Networks previously won DigiTech’s Best Newcomer award in 2013.


ScotlandIS, the trade association championing the digital technologies industry, are organisers of the DigiTech Awards. Delighted with the increased response to this year’s call for applications, Polly Purvis CEO of ScotlandIS, said: “The sheer volume and strength of the award applications was fantastic. This awards shortlist is a powerful testimony to the opportunities available, from setting up your own start-up company to international marketing for one of the many firms with their sights set on going global. Our industry has big ambitions and these outstanding entries certainly showcase that to the full.


The awards shine a spotlight on companies pushing the boundaries in digital technologies and ScotlandIS introduced several new categories this year to reflect the changing IT landscape,” explained Ms Purvis. “More and more of our members are achieving growth through exports so our new international technology star category will celebrate those companies who are performing extremely well on the world stage.”


Paul Hutchinson, CEO of Hutchinson Networks was delighted with the nomination: “Having won the Best Newcomer Award back in 2013, we’re delighted to be back and showing how far we’ve come. Our nomination in the International Technology Star category really highlights our success and the global impact Hutchinson Networks has been able to make in a relatively short space of time.”


The awards, now in their fifth year, reveal the excellence abundant in the industry and reward the innovation, expertise and ambition of businesses across the digital technologies spectrum. The winners of the 10 categories will be unveiled at The Arches in Glasgow on June 18.


The 2015 judging panel brought together a host of respected business people. Alastair Balfour, chair of the panel and founder of organisations including Company Creators, the Entrepreneurial Exchange and previously editor of Scottish Business Insider, praised the calibre of entries to this year’s awards.
Mr Balfour said: “This year’s judging process was very tough because we had so many excellent entries to choose from. I have been involved with these awards since they first launched in 2011 and I never fail to be bowled over by the level of innovation and best practice on show in Scotland. All of our finalists have beaten off stiff competition and proved that they are at the top of their game.”

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