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Purple Frog wins prestigious national award from CompTIA

Purple Frog Systems has been named as Best Solution Provider at the UK Spotlight Business Awards. The awards are organised by CompTIA who are globally recognised as one of the IT industry's top trade associations.


One of the Directors, Hollie Whittles, also won a commendation for her work in the UK Business Technology Community Leadership category.
Purple Frog provide data analytics solutions to help enterprise scale organisations to digitally transform their reporting solutions using cutting edge emerging technologies.


They have been in much demand during the pandemic supporting businesses to manage their online pivots, understanding their data so their employees can make better, faster decisions gaining higher return on investment.


Over the last 5 years, Purple Frog has refined their business model, investing in skills of young inexperienced recruits to become the future expert consultants and the development of a new product in data governance, a first across the globe.


Managing Director, Alex Whittles, said “We are honoured to accept this award and are grateful for our amazing team. We are committed to assisting CompTIA to grow tech business in the UK and are passionate and enthusiastic advances in technology solutions.”


Purple Frog are absolutely thrilled to be recognised for their individual, and organisations, outstanding service, achievements, and impact they have brought to the tech industry, as they have had a measurable impact and delivered real outcomes within the tech sector.


They are also finalists in the West Midlands Business Masters Awards where they will be attending the finalist ceremony in Birmingham on the 11th November 2021. In addition, they have also been nominated by Digital Leaders as a 100 Awards Finalist for Data Innovation.


HR Director, Hollie Whittles, added “Purple Frog will continue to grow and flourish by training and upskilling staff to ensure we keep going on this same upwards route whilst working alongside organisations to help them overcome any business intelligence obstacles.”

Purple Frog is a Digital Leaders 100 Awards Finalist

We are delighted to being a finalist in the Digital Leaders 100 awards 2021 for our Big Data Innovation - Power BI Sentinel

The public vote is now open and will remain so until the 22nd of October. The top three entries per category in the public vote will make it through to the final judging day which is on the 2nd of November.

Please vote for us: click here to vote for Power BI Sentinel

The top 3 finalists will pitch to the judging panel face-to-face, to allow them to make the final decision on an overall winner.

The winners in each category will then be announced at the awards ceremony on the 11th of November 2021 in London. To book your tickets: click here

Purple Frog is a CompTIA UK Spotlight Awards finalist

It’s an absolute delight to announce that Purple Frog Systems Ltd has made it as a finalist in the CompTIA UK Spotlight Awards and have been nominated under the Solution Provider category.

We are super grateful for this opportunity and chance to be up for this award. We also have a treat for you that, our very own Alex Whittles, will be speaking at the full-day event CompTIA EMEA Conference from 6-7th October about demystifying emerging technologies. Alex will be providing some valuable data solutions and guidance just for you! Alex's session is at 4.15pm BST on 6th October, for the full agenda: click here

The winner and two highly commended for each category will be announced during the UK Spotlight Awards Dinner on 5 October. The dinner will be hosted at the Leonardo Royal Hotel in London the night before the start of the EMEA Member and Partner Conference and is cocktail attire

So, what is CompTIA? A business-building and technology related event, that gives you a great chance to network with others where you can contribute and share your opinion to help shape the industry’s future. With access to research, tools, and specific resources then you can experiment with the latest technology trends and opportunities.

If you want to join us to find out if we win, you can book tickets: click here

Our HR Director, Hollie Whittles, is also up for an award for her work on the CompTIA UK Business Technology Community Executive Council. You can find out more: click here Good luck Hollie!

Purple Frog finalist in 3 categories for West Midlands Business Master Awards!

We are delighted to announce that Purple Frog Systems Ltd has been shortlisted for this year's West Midlands Business Master Awards!
We were excited to have been shortlisted in following categories:

  • International Trade
  • Investment
  • Small Business

Winners of the prestigious awards will be announced at TheBusinessDesk.com’s annual dinner at the Macdonald Burlington in Birmingham on the evening of the Thursday 11 November 2021. Read more

Sam Metcalf, Midlands editor of TheBusinessDesk.com, said: “We were overwhelmed by the quality and quantity of entries for this year’s awards, with many demonstrating resilience and forward-thinking in the face of the challenges brought about by the pandemic. The judges had some very tough decisions to make over the shortlist, as the competition was extremely high. This year’s shortlist features an array of interesting businesses, of different sizes, who are focused on ensuring success for their business, as well as supporting their employees and the regional economy. We were particularly excited by the quality of entries into our two new categories of Disruptor and Sustainability which really highlighted some of the amazing work being undertaken in the West Midlands."

If you'd like to join us on 11th November to find out if we win, you can book your tickets: click here

 

Purple Frog Microsoft Gold PartnerTurning Purple into Gold

International recognition for local IT business

Telford based, data analytics consultancy, Purple Frog Systems Ltd. have been awarded the status of Microsoft Gold Certified Partners.

This lists the company among Microsoft's most highly accredited independent technical support providers and is recognition of the excellent work delivered within the field of Data Analytics.

The company continues to grow from strength to strength during difficult times for businesses across the UK. The reward follows a dedication throughout the company to strive for excellence within their field.

Priding themselves on investment in people Purple Frog place strong emphasis on training, upskilling and giving their staff the best development opportunities available. This has been paid back with a number of successful Microsoft certification results across the team. ‘We are and will continue to be a people-centric business. Always learning and evolving’ – Alex Whittles, Director and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional.

Recently, Purple Frog have also taken on their second apprentice. Working with Telford College as part of a Shropshire economic skills recovery programme. Enabling them to stay connected to their local roots whilst delivering world class service and solutions to global clients.

Annabel HemingbroughNew apprentice for Purple Frog

Purple Frog are delighted to welcome Annabel Hemingbrough to Purple Frog working alongside Telford College to deliver a Level 3 in Business Administration.

We chose the Business Administration apprenticeship as the responsibilities of the role are to support and engage with different parts of the organisation and interact with internal and external customers. With a focus on adding value, Annabel's role contributes to the efficiency of an organisation, through support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested. The flexibility and responsiveness required will allow Annabel to develop a wide range of skills.

Annabel will also be helping us with social media and marketing for the SQLbits Conference.

SQLBits is the largest data platform conference in the world with more speakers, hours of content and the best networking event in the industry. Unlike other conferences over 95% of the content is non marketing driven, providing real world insight into succesfully planning, building and operating a modern data platform.

The team behind SQLBits are all Data professionals working in the industry and as such ensure the content provided is what you need to be succesful. The experience spans transactional data systems through to big data, analytics AI and machine learning. .

Purple Frog proud to supporting virtual careers fair

Purple Frog was asked by Shrewsbury Colleges Group if they would like to exhibit at their virtual careers fair. You can find us on virtual stand 23 where you can find out more about what we do, watch some videos and get in touch if you'd like a career with us! To visit our stand online: click here

Joe BillinghamJoe Billingham joins the ever growing Purple Frog team

Delighted to announce that Joseph (Joe) Billingham has joined the ever growing Purple Frog team.

It's been an interesting start for Joe with a national lockdown being announced on day 2 of his induction but he has settled in fantastically well inducting him over Microsoft Teams as we all worked from home for a time.

Now we're back in the Frog Plex and you can already find him blogging on the Purple Frog Blog. Welcome Joe!

Purple Frog signs up to The Good Business Charter

Purple Frog is delighted to announce it has signed up to the Good Business Charter (GBC), an accreditation that seeks to raise the bar on business practices for employees, tax, the environment, customers and suppliers.

Purple Frog is proud to be the first in the data anlytics sector to join the GBC.   It has never been more important for businesses to regain trust and show they care about more than just profit. https://goodbusinesscharter.com/purple-frog-systems/

The Good Business Charter exists for all companies and charities with 10 employees or more across all industries and sectors and works through a simple online self-certification process.  At a time when people are caring more about who they work for and who they buy from, the Good Business Charter offers a straightforward accreditation which recognises organisations which prioritise and care for their employees, the environment, customers and suppliers, whilst also paying their taxes according to the spirit of the law.  The GBC and its members seek to inspire many other businesses to follow suit.

The Good Business Charter has the support of both the CBI and the TUC which both have trustee representation on its board. Other partners of the GBC include the Living Wage Foundation and the Prompt Payment Code. The GBC has been set up by a charity called the Good Business Foundation and accreditation will be free for all companies in the first year.

Chairman of the GBC board, Simon Fox, said:

“The Good Business Charter brings together 10 standards, most of which already exist, but in separate places. We have brought them together to give a coherent overall position for businesses to aspire to. We believe that the GBC has enormous potential to change business practice for good.  We hope that because of its simplicity and cost effectiveness, it will quickly gain support.”

The GBC consists of 10 components and more details for each of these components can be found on their website: https://www.goodbusinesscharter.com/accredited-organisations-posts/

1.    We commit to pay our directly employed and regularly contracted staff the real living wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation.
2.    We commit to only use zero or minimal hours contracts when it is mutually beneficial and accepted by both us and the employee.
3.    We will actively support and encourage employee well-being treating those with legitimate sickness in a fair and respectful manner and promote access to impartial support and advice for employees with physical and mental health needs.
4.    We commit to having a way where every employee can make suggestions or raise issues with senior management.
5.    We commit to have robust measures in place to encourage diversity at key stages of recruitment, selection and retention of employees and to prevent harassment or victimisation in the workplace.
6.    We care about the environment and encourage the development of good environmental practice as an organisation, seeking to minimise our impact and commit to improve it.
7.    We commit to pay our taxes where applicable, only use tax allowances for the purpose intended, and be transparent in our relationship with HMRC.
8.    We have a clear commitment to our stakeholders and prioritise addressing and learning from stakeholder feedback, seeking to put negative issues right.
9.    We commit to ethical sourcing of anything we purchase, such as by applying standards set out in the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code where relevant. 
10.    We commit to paying our suppliers promptly, and within at least 30 days.

Purple Frog wins Federation of Small Businesses award for digital innovation

The Purple Frog team were delighted to win the FSB regional award for Digital Innovation.

The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards recognises and celebrates the contribution that businesses make to the UK’s prosperity in terms of innovation, economic drivers and providing the backbone of our communities.

 

Liam McGrath joins Purple Frog to support Power BI Sentinel

Liam McGrathLiam McGrath has joined the Purple Frog team to help manage Power BI Sentinel.

For more information on Power BI Sentinel please: click here

Liam will be joining our support team to onboard new customers and help manage existing ones.

We look forward to working with Liam to grow Power BI Sentinel even further.