Awards & recognition

Accolades for our efforts.

Aiming high, in every area

Our talented teams have helped Simply Business pick up a number of awards, from prizes for our people philosophy to acclaim for our innovation. We’re proud of all the awards and recognition we’ve received – it shows we’re on the right track – so we’ll keep updating the list below to blow our own trumpet for any new wins!

Geared for Giving

Simply Business is proud to be recognised as a ‘Geared for Giving’ employer, with nearly 30% of our staff contributing to charities through their salary.

Collectively we all back Kids Company (find out more here) and we match any employee donations with a contribution of our own.

Digi Awards 2014

At the 2014 Digi Awards Simply Business picked up the prize for ‘Best Use of Audience Insight’, our ‘Changing Face of the UK High Street’ campaign earning us acclaim from the judges. Up against tech titans in Microsoft and Getty Images, our ingenuity and PR expertise set us apart.

Digi Award Winners 2014

Insurance Times Technology in Insurance Awards 2012

Back in 2012 we won the award for Best Use of Mobile Technology for our mobile site, with the jury praising the simplicity of the site and our Agile approach to development. On the same night, we were ‘highly commended’ in the Best Use of Social Media award, partly thanks to our social media integration with Zendesk.

UK Broker Awards 2012

In 2012 our Step-by-Step Guide to Social Media Success won Marketing Campaign of the Year in the UK Broker Awards, with the guide recieving glowing praise from the panel of judges.

Agile Awards 2012

Following on from our 2011 success, we were shortlisted again in the UK Agile Awards. Chief Technology Officer Lukas Oberhuber was a finalist for the Most Valuable Agile Player.

New Media Age Awards 2012

Following on from its success in the UK Broker Awards 2012 our ‘Step-by-step to social media success’ interactive guide was also nominated in the ‘business to business’ category in the New Media Age Awards 2012, together with Auto Trader, eBay Advertising, HP - M2M, HSBC Commercial Banking, Hyundai - Media Contacts, Intel - OMD, Microsoft - UM London and Qype.

Insurance Times UK Claims Excellence Awards 2012

Our claims team were highly commended in the category Outstanding Broker Claims Team of the Year, and we were praised by the jury as the one to watch. Consistently we’ve put the customer at the heart of the claims process, our high customer satisfaction levels seeing us recieve acclaim.

Insurance Times shortlist

British Insurance Awards 2012

Simply Business was a finalist for The E-business Award due to our work on search, social media, and optimisation of our website. We were also shortlisted for the prestigious Broker of the Year award.

Best Companies to Work for 2012

Simply Business was awarded one-star accreditation - a ‘first class’ rating - from workplace engagement specialists Best Companies. This is a Michelin star-style accreditation, based on employee feedback.

Best Companies published list

Agile Awards 2011

In 2011, Simply Business was named ‘Most agile aware organisation’ at the UK Agile Awards. Beating off strong competition from BSkyB and Laterooms, we were recognised for engaging and embracing Agile techniques across the entire workforce. We also found ourselves shortlisted for the ‘Best agile team’ award.

www.agileawards.co.uk

Tech Track 100 2011

Simply Business was ranked 91st in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 2011. The list is published each September to recognise Britain’s fastest-growing private technology companies. It was the fourth year in succession that we had featured in the list - essentially a who’s who of the UK’s most promising online brands.

www.fasttrack.co.uk