We take extreme pride in our collaborative approach, working closely with the NHS, Local Authorities and private organisations to listen and better understand their challenges and concerns, providing innovative solutions that help to change lives for the better. This is why we were particularly proud to be recognised within the ‘Tech4Good’ category at the Leeds Digital Festival Awards, as using technology in a way that benefits some of the most vulnerable members of society has always been a significant part of our mission. We offer a completely customisable and scalable platform that eases the workload for a variety of organisations, whether they are in healthcare, education, or provide private transport.
Andrew Maeer, Founder and CEO of Amsource, opened the event by sharing his thoughts on what makes the Leeds Digital Festival Awards so unique:
“Each year the nominations get more and more difficult, and the quality this year was unbelievable. These are the people’s awards. They’ll always be free to attend. They’ll always be free to enter. 99.9% of award ceremonies are purely for profit. These awards are about the people and the companies you work for, that’s really important to us.”
The awards, now in their fourth year of celebrating local Yorkshire talent, provided an exciting, forward-thinking group of individuals the opportunity to network and celebrate the achievements of their wider community. Other inspiring nominees within the ‘Tech4Good’ category included MindWell, The Data Shed, givto, and JUST:access Ltd, but it was The Data Shed and their collaboration with GAMSTOP that took first place prize, and it’s easy to see why, as they have used “data matching as a service to protect 225,000 vulnerable people, preventing them from gambling across 250 operators.”
Following the awards ceremony, Brendan Fatchett, Chief Executive Officer of 365 Response, reflected on the night’s events:
“It’s an honour to have been recognised amongst so many industry leaders pushing ‘Tech4Good’, especially when the event did such a fantastic job of highlighting exciting business developments within the Yorkshire region. We know technology plays a huge role in connecting the unconnected, and we’ve been able to see that first-hand whilst navigating the Covid19 pandemic alongside our customers, particularly in healthcare. It’s been great to recognise the crucial impact tech and digital services have had on the world’s continued recovery, and we can’t wait to celebrate again next year.”
In case you missed it, we’ve also been nominated for a few awards with the Wakefield Express and the Yorkshire Post, but we won’t find out the results of these until later this year – wish us luck!