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GIVING BUSINESSES IN PLYMOUTH THE RECOGNITION THEY DESERVE
It has become one of the biggest events in the business calendar in Plymouth and now seen as the key opportunity to celebrate companies and promote the good work being done in our city.
The former Herald Business Awards returns in 2019 as the Plymouth Business Awards which will continue to honour those driving Britain’s Ocean City forward. We will celebrate those businesses who contribute economically, culturally, socially as we strive to become Europe’s premier waterfront destination.
The awards highlight a vast range of Plymouth’s enterprises over a broad, and growing number of sectors, lauding many of the city’s prime success stories.
Working together in partnership has been critical to much that has been achieved in Plymouth already, and will be crucial in shaping its future.
We hope you and your company will be able to join us in making this year’s awards once again a memorable celebration of all that is great in Plymouth.
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Computech, a leading South West business software developer, has been named along with Plymouth University as a joint sponsor for this year’s Business Awards.
Garry Thompson, the CEO of Computech, says “We were honoured to receive the award for the Small Business of The Year in 2018, along with being finalists up in two other categories, Exporter of The Year and Best Tech Company. When we were approached to sponsor this year’s event and to partner with Plymouth University, I was again honoured to be involved in some way. If we can encourage more businesses in the South West to shout about their achievements, we can demonstrate just how strong we are in this part of the country and also show that the South West really is the place to “do business”. We are lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the country and have access to such a talented pool of people to support our endeavours”.
Computech were winners of the Queens Award for Enterprise in 2017 (Export), as most of their business is conducted in the United States with their in-house developed BusinessMan ERP Software Suite. However, Garry Thompson says that the company is now focusing more on the home market over the next few years.
Garry Thompson also said; “With Brexit on the horizon, we must all have a positive “can do” attitude, just as we have had in the past. Supporting local businesses will be extremely important over the next year and if we can help in any way, we will”.
University of Plymouth
The University of Plymouth is renowned for high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation.
With a mission to Advance Knowledge and Transform Lives, Plymouth is a top 50 research university with clusters of world-class research across a wide range of disciplines including the sciences, marine, engineering, medicine, and psychology. A twice winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education, the University of Plymouth continues to grow in stature and reputation.
It has a strong track record for teaching and learning excellence, with 21,000 students in Plymouth, and a further 17,000 studying for a Plymouth degree at partner institutions in the UK and around the world, as well as more than 100,000 alumni pursuing their chosen careers globally.
The University can trace its roots back to the founding of the School of Navigation in 1862, and that focus on marine excellence continues through to the present day. Its Marine Institute has the broadest research portfolio in Europe, with state-of-the-art facilities and that are in constant demand from the research and development community, including many businesses.
A key player in the regional economy, the University supports 4,777 FTE jobs in the city of Plymouth and generates £600 million for the region, £460 million worth of benefits the city of Plymouth and is embedded in the city’s cultural landscape.
The University works hard to support economic growth in the region and collaborates with around 4,000 local, regional, national and international businesses every year. It has strategic management of £100 million worth of physical assets focused upon stimulating economic growth in the region. These include the Formation Zone, which offers ambitious early-stage businesses space and support to grow, and Plymouth Science Park, which houses a number of University spin-out companies.
The University is also a significant contributor to the national economy, generating £897.5 million of revenue for the UK economy, £60 million worth of exports, and nearly 9,000 jobs. In addition, its staff provide 255,000 hours of voluntary public service, worth £17.6 million.
Committed to driving innovation, Enterprise Solutions is the gateway to the University for businesses, charities and public sector organisations. This leads to joint research and development projects, as well as providing access to the University’s world-class facilities and workspaces, including its innovation centres and science park. It also helps external organisations unlock a wealth of student and graduate talent and academic expertise.