Earlier this year Thesis Technology was shortlisted in the SME of the Year category at the Thames Valley Business and Community Awards.
The awards, which are in their third year, recognise businesses, charities and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution in the region.
The SME of the Year award recognises businesses which have been in operation for more than two years with an annual turnover of up to £25 million. Our entry demonstrated our successes, understanding of our sector, our potential for further growth and provided information about our future development, together with details about our sound and measurable business practices.
This gave us the opportunity to share a little of our story with the judges, illustrating our goal, over 25 years, to operate as an ethical, innovative and well-respected British manufacturing company, with the core aim of improving the quality of life for people with challenging medical circumstances.
As part of the awards process we were invited to the awards ceremony at the end of January, attended by over 300 business professionals. One of the highlights of the evening was listening to the inspiring and entertaining guest speaker, 2012 Paralympic gold medallist rower, Naomi Riches. The event gave us the opportunity to celebrate the best of business and learn about a number of initiatives in the region, including apprenticeships and young entrepreneurs. It was also great to discover more about the range of impressive community and charity work being undertaken across the Thames Valley.
We were very pleased to be shortlisted in our category in our first time at these awards. This was an achievement in itself and one that the whole Thesis team can be very proud of. The overall award was presented to Imaginera Ltd – congratulations to them!
The awards ceremony aimed to raise over £10,000 for charity, with recipients including Dementia UK, Cancer Research UK and Prostate Cancer UK.