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Palletways shortlisted for national IT award

Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing palletised freight network, has been shortlisted for the BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards, a high-profile national accolade which recognises excellence in computing.

Palletways has been shortlisted for the prestigious Business IT Innovation of the Year Award alongside a number of major companies including Virgin Media, BT and Telefonica UK. The award will be presented for new hardware or software products that make the biggest contribution to business technology or to IT in general.

It follows two significant IT breakthroughs made by the company.

The Palletways Operations in Real Time (P.O.R.T.) web portal has been developed to provide management, employees, over 300 Network Members across Europe and customers with a single point of access for all services in real time, 24/7/365.

Inspired by an architectural surveyor using a high definition camera to survey the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Palletways Archway Scanning System (P.A.S.S.) uses a network of scanners and HD cameras to scan and photograph every vehicle and each individual pallet on Palletways sites. It provides full visibility of all vehicles and the status, location and physical condition of every individual pallet.

Martyn Young, Managing Director of Palletways UK Member Network, said: "We are delighted to be shortlisted for these prestigious awards, which are the benchmark for outstanding performance throughout the UK computing industry. It shows how creative thinking can solve daily operational challenges and deliver significant improvements to customer service and overall business performance."

David Clarke MBE, Chief Executive Officer, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, said: "I’d like to congratulate this year’s finalists. They showcase not only the innovation and the professionalism of those working in IT, but also demonstrate the importance of IT in delivering business and social benefit."

The awards will take place on Wednesday 13 November at Battersea Park Events Arena, London, with over 1,300 IT and business leaders expected to attend.

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