GEOLYTIX ANNOUNCED AS DOUBLE AWARDS FINALIST

Spatial Data Startup Selected for Blackberry™ Business Enabler of the Year and New Business of the Year in National Business Awards

Location-planning firm, Geolytix, has been shortlisted for The Blackberry Business Enabler of the Year and The New Business of the Year for the 2014 National Business Awards.

In a rapidly-evolving retail market where location is more important than ever before, Geolytix is an all-star team that builds innovative data, creates algorithms and develops software that ensures major retailers make the right decisions. Clients of GeoLytix, including major supermarkets, Boots, The Post Office and Camelot, invest billions of pounds a year in-store and across their home delivery networks – Geolytix helps them spend that money wisely.

Going up against Fluidata and Winmark Ltd, Geolytix will compete for the prestigious award, with the winner being revealed at the National Business Awards gala dinner held on 11 November at Park Lane’s Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Simon Feary, CEO, Chartered Quality Institute, judge for the category said: “A new venture but already Geolytix has attracted the attention of some impressive clients. A real enabler of business with their product, but also and equally impressive, an enabler through their approach to staff”.

Sarah Hitchcock, Partner at Geolytix, said: “Being shortlisted for two National Business Awards is a wonderful conclusion to a fantastic year. We’ve been fortunate to work with some inspirational partners, and developed great relationships with our customers – whatever the result, we’re looking forward to a fantastic celebration in November”.

Britain’s leading businesses, business leaders and social enterprises have today been revealed as finalists for the 2014 National Business Awards. The finalists announced today represent categories including the Smith & Williamson Entrepreneur of the Year, Santander Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year and the Inflexion International Growth Business of the Year. The Ashridge
Business School Leader of the Year finalists and Decade of Excellence winner will be announced over the coming months, with the Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year finalists announced last month following a judging event in Liverpool.

This year’s shortlisted businesses cover activities as diverse as retail, technology, men’s grooming products, telecoms, construction, advertising, entertainment, and publishing. Of the businesses shortlisted, 24% turnover under £5m, 26% turnover between £5m and £25m, 15% over a billion and 10% not for profit organisations. The smallest business recognised has a turnover of just £23k with the largest reaching £20 billion. Finalists collectively employ over 850,000 people, the smallest has
just one member of staff while the largest employs around 165,000 people globally.

Alex Evans, Programme Director of the National Business Awards said: “The diversity and quality of this year’s finalists have firmly established the National Business Awards as the talent scout for UK plc, with market leading household names recognised alongside the best emerging business brands. With a variety of industries represented, these recovery-leading businesses have demonstrated the return on investment in people, innovation, customer service and leadership.”

Finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated across 17 award categories. They will now prepare for live presentations to expert juries who will decide the overall winners that will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 11 November.