The following article was featured in Digit, Scotland’s Technology Media and Events Hub.
A Glasgow SME has scooped a prestigious award at the only awards programme in Scotland that recognises the achievements of local government suppliers.
Communicare247 was crowned winner in the Local Excellence category at the Scotland Excel Supplier Excellence Awards.
The company is a supplier on the Scotland Excel Telecare and Telehealth contract which helps Scottish councils support people with a wide range of needs and enable people to live independently.
Their Local Excellence Award recognised the work the company has done with Falkirk Council to address a national switchover from analogue to digital technology, provide better solutions and increase citizen choice.
Tom Morton, CEO of Communicare247, said: “We started off our company to highlight the advantages of digital technology in telecare and winning the award is one of the best ways to highlight that.
“We are so pleased that all our hard work delivering a telecare solution that is fit for purpose and fit for the future has been recognised as an example of excellence by Scotland’s leading public procurement partnership.
“Winning means a reward for the Communicare247 team. Not only that, it acknowledges the support of fantastic people at Falkirk Council and Scotland Excel, who helped us all the way through the procurement process. It is a massive journey – it is not something for a small business to take lightly.”
Julie Welsh, director of Scotland Excel, said: “Our suppliers play a vital role in supporting delivery of essential public services, and it is right and fitting that we recognise those that go the extra mile.
“Winning a Supplier Excellence Awards is a real accolade for the business community, as it’s the only awards programme in the country to recognise the achievements of local government suppliers. Competition was tough, and our expert judging panel had its work cut out.
“My congratulations go to Communicare247 for their good work and well-deserved success in these prestigious awards.”
Twelve businesses scooped awards at the glittering event in Glasgow’s Radisson Blu Hotel which was hosted by Dougie Vipond, and opened by Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution on Tuesday 20 February.