Welcome to The ITP Awards 2023!
CONGRATULATIONS to all of the 2023 ITP Winners.
On the 11th October 2023, we held our 16th ITP Annual Awards at the Royal Lancaster in London.
The ITP awards are a true celebration and recognition of the outstanding work that individuals are currently doing in the industry.
Our Awards recognise and value individual's achievements, passion, creativity and innovation in the digital industry.
Judged by industry experts who have a strong understanding of the digital industry, ensuring that award accolades are industry recognised , plausible and trustworthy to clients, partners, employers and colleagues.
The Winner of the Special Recognition Award for 50 Years of Service and Commitment to the Industry was proudly awarded to Steve Smith, Astro Technology Group.
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Let's have a look at the line up:
Apprentice Champion/Champion's of the year
Vorboss is the UK’s only dedicated enterprise fibre network. We are disrupting the status quo by providing ambitious London businesses with direct access to critical fibre infrastructure, with simple, transparent pricing and London-wide coverage.
Apprentice of the Year; Intermediate, Advanced and Higher
We’re passionate about meeting the needs of employers, placing learning at the heart of their talent attraction and retention strategy. Whether you’re looking to upskill your workforce, need support delivering your curriculum or struggling to embed internal learning, we create solutions tailored to your goals.
Our coaches and trainers are highly skilled and well qualified in what they do. Above all, we care about each and every one of our learners and want to see them fulfil their potential, progress and meet their individual career development goals.
The Crissi Williams SME Apprentice of the Year
We are passionate about delivering a service that enables our clients to develop the learning and development strategies they need for their business and specialise in designing high quality apprenticeship programmes that offer real value to the business.
The Christopher Mills Award for Technical Excellence
Mentor of the Year
Ricoh provides document services, consulting, software and hardware to businesses around the world.
With cultivated knowledge and organisational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history, Ricoh is a leading provider of digital services, information management, and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation and optimise business performance. Our Ricoh Telco division provides highly skilled industry experts and technical solutions across cyber, networks and field services to support and elevate our customers on their digital transformation.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group has major operations throughout the world and its products and services now reach customers in approximately 200 countries and regions.
The Chris Seymour Woman in Technology
Ofcom is the regulator for the communications services that we use and rely on each day.
We make sure:
people are able to use communications services, including broadband;
a range of companies provide quality television and radio programmes that appeal to diverse audiences;
viewers and listeners are protected from harmful or offensive material on TV, radio and on-demand;
people are protected from unfair treatment in programmes, and don’t have their privacy invaded;
the universal postal service covers all UK addresses six days a week, with standard pricing; and
the radio spectrum is used in the most effective way.
Engineer of the Year
Commhoist is a mobile telecoms network logistics contractor providing an END-TO-END service for new builds, upgrades, decommissioning and maintenance works.
Taking full ownership of health and safety, providing a telecom trained operative on every site and offering a unique fully comprehensive insurance allows Commhoist to deliver cost clarity, peace of mind and logistics delivered right first time.
Outstanding Contribution to Industry
Founded in 2021, EH20 Telecom Group are a specialist recruitment agency that has quickly become a trusted partner for companies in the Mobile, Fibre & Networking sectors. With offices in both Edinburgh and Leamington Spa, we have a strong presence in key locations for the Telecoms industry.
Graduate of the year
Cuckoo is the challenger broadband company on a mission to become the UK’s fastest, fairest, feel-good internet service provider. Founded in 2020, Cuckoo is taking on a broken broadband market. Just as Revolut took on the banks and Octopus Energy took on the energy providers, Cuckoo is ruffling feathers by bringing customers the fastest broadband speeds at fair prices, all backed by an unrivalled service.
Cuckoo has already been voted twice in a row as MoneySavingExpert’s top broadband provider for customer service and is soaring ahead of other providers with a top Trustpilot rating.
About AllPoints Fibre
AllPoints Fibre is an alternative network provider accelerating the delivery of fast and reliable full fibre connections across the UK. The company is driving a transformative shift in the fibre landscape using a game-changing approach that minimises customer disruption and streamlines the fibre installation process. In tandem with fully-owned Internet Service Provider, Cuckoo Broadband, AllPoints Fibre is poised to become the UK’s leading alternative network provider.
With strong regional foundations following the successful merger of Jurassic Fibre, Swish Fibre, and Giganet, AllPoints Fibre has established a national wholesale network, laying the foundation for a digitally enhanced future. The network will accelerate full fibre delivery over the next five years while delivering the best experience to their customers & end users with the lowest cost to serve.
People and Culture Team Award
Connect Fibre is a full-service network builder and ISP funded by Foresight Group in 2021. We offer a community minded, full fibre network in towns and villages in the East of England, bringing superior digital connectivity to households and businesses across the region.
Outstanding Contribution to an Individual's Development
Virgin Media, the UK’s fastest major broadband provider has partnered up with O2, the UK’s favourite mobile network operator – and together, we’re ready to supercharge the UK. We’re two of the UK’s most iconic brands, combining 46 million+ broadband, mobile, phone and home subscribers, and 18,700 employees. We’ve come together to give the UK more choice and better value - it’s good news for customers, communities and businesses all over the country.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Champion
Firebrand is a training company with a unique approach. Since 2001, we have enabled over 125,000 students to develop valuable digital skills through our accelerated training programmes, apprenticeships and skills bootcamps, and for the last eleven years have been recognised amongst the Top 20 IT Training Companies in the World.
Our courses enable professional development and certification on behalf of some of the biggest names in the industry – Microsoft, Cisco and (ISC)2 among them – and are designed to keep pace with the continually changing landscape of the digital marketplace. From the delivery of our first training course to the successful business we are today, we have continued to grow and develop the products and programmes we offer.
Innovator of the Year
Supporting a UK-wide network of over 5,000 local, expert technology providers, Giacom makes it really simple for technology resellers and MSPs to access everything they need to create brilliant technology solutions for UK businesses. Giacom’s market-leading platform, Cloud Market, provides one place where partners can procure and manage Comms, Cloud, Hardware and Billing products and services, from the world’s leading vendors and service providers, and access comprehensive resources to enable their business to grow.