The winners of this year’s Belfast Telegraph IT Awards in partnership with Telefónica Tech UK & Ireland, which took place on Friday night at the MAC Belfast, have been announced.
Terry Moore, CEO and founder of Outsource Group, took home the award for Outstanding Contribution to the IT Sector. The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs won IT Project of the Year for its Soil Nutrient Health Scheme. And Expleo, which scooped two other awards on the night, won Overall IT Team of Company of the Year.
ASOS, which opened up a Belfast hub last year, creating over 180 jobs, also took home two awards for IT Professional of the Year and Young IT Professional of the Year.
The ceremony was hosted by Neil Delamere and took place on Friday 10 November to celebrate the cream of the IT industry in Northern Ireland and winners were named across 19 categories. The awards, which received a record number of entries, were whittled down by a panel of nine judges, led by chairman Noel Brady, managing director of Consult NB1 Ltd and joint chair of the ICT Innovation Forum.
The awards title sponsor Telefónica Tech UK&I, Chief Executive Mark Gorton, said: “A massive congratulations to all the winners in this year’s Belfast Telegraph IT Awards. The atmosphere in the room on the night was electric and it was an honour to join together with others in our ever-growing IT Industry here in Northern Ireland and celebrate those in the sector.
As technology continues to evolve, so does the extraordinary talent and dedication of our IT community. These awards are a brilliant reflection of the hard work, dedication and talent of so many across the IT sector. Telefónica Tech UK & Ireland was very proud to sponsor this year’s awards.”
Other winning businesses on the night included Business Services Organisation, Randox, Salt Communications, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, CinemaClub, Covernet, Liopa, Codec, Locate a Locum, Liberty IT and Options Technology.
Terry Moore founded his own IT Managed Service business Outsource Group almost 25 years ago and since then it has gone from strength to strength. Outsource Group, headquartered in Antrim, was founded in 2000 and offers a broad range of technology support and services to customers in the UK and Ireland, with an increasing focus in recent years on embedding IT security in everything it does. Last year Terry made a significant acquisition in the fast-growing cybersecurity space to enhance his company’s expertise in this important area, and he continues to recruit to grow his team.
Expleo, the global engineering, technology and consulting service provider which has a base in Belfast took home the award for overall IT company of the year. It was a triple award win for Expleo on the night as they also scooped the prize for Best Place to Work and Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Champion which went to Expleo employee, Hannah McAteer.