Awards and recognition
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 Kid's Company (find out more here!) and we match any employee donations with a contribution of our own.'
Insurance Times Technology in Insurance Awards 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
Our Step-by-Step Guide to Social Media Success has just won Marketing Campaign of the Year in the UK Broker Awards!
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
The 'Step-by-step to social media success' interactive guide has also been 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
Alissa VanBrunt and her team were highly commended in the category Outstanding Broker Claims Team of the Year. Simply Business was praised by the jury as the one to watch. Simply Business has been putting the customer at the heart of the claims process and was backed by the overall customer satisfaction levels.
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 Michelin star-style accreditation, based on employee feedback.
Agile Awards 2011
On the 5th October, Simply Business was named ‘Most agile aware organisation’ at the UK Agile Awards 2011. Beating off strong competition from BSkyB and Laterooms, the company was recognised for engaging and embracing Agile techniques across the entire workforce. Simply Business was also shortlisted for the ‘Best agile team’ award.
Tech Track 100
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 is the fourth year in succession that Simply Business has featured in this list of the UK’s most promising online brands.
UK Broker Awards 2011
Simply Business’ Head of Claims, Alissa Vanbrunt, was named Young Broker of the Year at the 2011 UK Broker Awards.
During her time at Simply Business Alissa has streamlined the claims process, introduced online claims and worked with her team to improve the speed and efficiency of claims handling. She is ambitious to build on this success and is constantly striving to further improve the customer experience.