Share Icon Share button for social media Directions icon Directions icon for sliders Directions icon Directions Down for banner

We use cookies to enhance your experience. By using our website you consent to our use of cookies.

I Agree

Informed Solutions wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

The CEO of a Northern Powerhouse IT consultancy has spoken of her immense pride after winning the highest accolade for business success, a coveted Queen’s Award for Innovation.

Altrincham-based Informed Solutions is the only tech and digital company in the North West to be named among this year’s Queen’s Awards for Innovation winners, in recognition of their digital transformation work across government projects.

They have helped accelerate the digital by default agenda, moving complex services online and making them more secure and resilient, as well as accessible, personalised and user friendly.  Examples of their digital transformation work include making it easier for innocent victims of violent crime and acts of terrorism to obtain compensation; facilitating British citizens abroad having their identity authenticated and key documents legalised (e.g. birth certificates and professional qualifications) through a secure online global service; as well as analysing and mapping crime incidents to support policing services with insights to help make public transport safer.

The leading independent provider of digital transformation also recently helped oversee a significant increase in young people engaging in the democratic process through the work they did with the Boundary Commission for England on the Parliamentary Review. 

 

"We haven’t stopped pushing boundaries and this Award is down to the incredible hard work and talent of our people"

Founder and Global CEO Elizabeth Vega, who set up Informed Solutions over 25-years ago, said everyone was absolutely thrilled at the news and the award was a major landmark in the company’s history. 

“It is a fantastic honour to be recognised for innovation at this level, making the Queen’s Award particularly satisfying,” she said. “We’ve worked really hard to create a strong workplace culture that enshrines the values of creating innovative solutions, producing work to the highest possible standard, and being trusted and ethical professionals that only take on innovation projects that we believe we can deliver.  From modest beginnings some 25 years ago, we’ve weathered numerous economic challenges and scaled up the business to work globally with blue chip clients and governments.

“Our talented and committed people have helped us achieve lots of digital firsts along the way – from being the first company to commercially put maps on mobile phones which changed the way people navigate their world, to being the first to deliver a secure cloud-based service for UK government.  Our aim is to reimagine what’s possible, manage the risks of delivering large scale innovation projects, and deliver transformational business change through smart, collaborative working.  We haven’t stopped pushing boundaries and this Award is down to the incredible hard work and talent of our people.”

 

"Informed Solutions is a fine example of a Greater Manchester company that's remained true to its roots whilst successfully growing the business"

Among those to congratulate Informed Solutions on the Queen’s Award was the Altrincham and Sale West MP, Sir Graham Brady.

"The Queen's Awards are the highest and most prestigious official awards given to British business for excellence and reputation and I'm delighted that Informed Solutions, an Altrincham based company in my constituency, has received this honour,” he said.  

“Informed Solutions is a fine example of a Greater Manchester company that's remained true to its roots whilst successfully growing the business across the UK and now exporting globally.   It recruits a diverse workforce, invests in research and development, and is committed to up-skilling its staff, all of which contribute to a culture which encourages innovation and excellence.  The Queen’s Award for Innovation is richly deserved by everyone at Informed Solutions and I'd like to sincerely congratulate them on this wonderful achievement."

The Award will be personally presented by the Lord-Lieutenant of the County, Her Majesty The Queen’s local representative in Greater Manchester.  There will also be a private Buckingham Palace reception for winners later in the year.

 

share this page
@InformedTweet How to make policing more effective in the digital age? Fascinating insights from Managing Consultant Sebastian Uhl… https://t.co/3TmZp2WaUE
@InformedTweet Rixy rocks Donny Teen Tech event!!! Informed Solutions Technical Director Matt Rix returned to his roots in Doncast… https://t.co/24oqAT5BwM
@InformedTweet Informed Solutions Group CEO @ElizabethTVega named among most influential women in UK tech by @ComputerWeekly. Gre… https://t.co/ssH14h6JK6
@InformedTweet Pleased to be providing a legal and industry perspective on AI in healthcare alongside @DACBeachcroft at… https://t.co/WTEFTOfU8v
@InformedTweet Kicking off Manchester Connected Health Ecosystem, looking at driving digital innovation with Health Innovation Man… https://t.co/zlUD7UctrK
@InformedTweet We are excited to join @teentechevent today at @SaddleworthSch to talk about designing cities of the future #technology #teentech
@InformedTweet Informed Solutions’ CEO @SlfSeth giving keynote on Innovation and Digital Transformation in Healthcare at the AUS-B… https://t.co/jUlPtzQrst
@InformedTweet Fantastic panel discussions here at the Australian British Health Catalyst today in Cambridge. How can we make sure… https://t.co/rousQhwD3J
@InformedTweet Delighted to have been invited to participate and share our experiences from both AUS and UK perspectives - thanks… https://t.co/DLRdKbJhKp
@InformedTweet Keynote from Informed Solutions’ UK CEO @SlfSeth at the Australian British Health Catalyst 2019 tomorrow. The Care… https://t.co/45nsEtXwAe
@InformedTweet Fab Day 1 of the Australian British Health Catalyst 2019 for our Chairman @jsainformed – 1st class work by… https://t.co/oAsIzTPbj5
@InformedTweet Excellent Australian-British Financial Catalyst event by the brilliant @BritishChamber team this week, attended by… https://t.co/Eac3ViJpwy
@InformedTweet (Updated) After contract award, how is supplier performance assessed? At Informed Solutions, we conduct an Annual S… https://t.co/5URcrRUu6C
@InformedTweet Delighted to be appointed to G-Cloud 11, extending our presence on the @GOVUKdigimkt for cloud services to the publ… https://t.co/jTwZEYwZco
@InformedTweet Raising the gaze of young people when it comes to careers in IT and technology, our Technical Director Matt Rix is… https://t.co/LPcP4k5iUm
@InformedTweet How to tackle barriers to public sector data sharing? Our UK CEO, Seth Finegan, pitched an innovative solution for… https://t.co/hz088TpJGX
@InformedTweet Great insight from Seth Finegan, Informed CEO, & William Priest at the @DigiLeaders Conference. #DLWeek https://t.co/qS5nZwT5Kg
@InformedTweet Showing how geospatial can unlock benefits for sectors from health to insurance......great session. https://t.co/RHHmkO9zQZ
@InformedTweet Geospatial experts William Priest @GeospatialC & Seth Finegan @InformedTweet underlining centrality of location inf… https://t.co/XkRhzzKe09
@InformedTweet Always delighted to be taking part to foster closer links for exports across the Commonwealth at this crucial time,… https://t.co/xeSvanZO0S
@InformedTweet A pleasure to have run two of the #RegTech Salons, and participated in sessions held by the other supporters https://t.co/OrdWWm2vNB
@InformedTweet What does it take to be the digital innovation & transformation partner of choice? Our UK CEO, Seth Finegan, refle… https://t.co/2ZL2j0KHRJ
@InformedTweet Informed Solutions’ Group CEO @ElizabethTVega with @WilliamJHague and longest-serving Australian Foreign Minister A… https://t.co/PJ4sVf1iT2
@InformedTweet Great Salon on Smarter Regulation with input from CQC, HFEA,NHS D, Sellafield & more. Next meeting is in London on… https://t.co/tbdDMwmLP9
@InformedTweet Our journey from contract award to building a valued relationship: fascinating insight from the 2018/19 edition of… https://t.co/kpsg6vgrGr
@InformedTweet .@The_ONR CEO @AdrienneKelbie setting the scene for a day of discussions on innovation within the nuclear industry… https://t.co/wBMuyhkBYe
@InformedTweet Our Manchester Salon on ‘Tech for Smarter Regulation’ for @DigiLeaders Week is soon, Tuesday 11th June 4:30pm-7pm.… https://t.co/IWD8ARCVqG
@InformedTweet The rewards of being a servant-leader: one of our talented colleagues, Helen Craven, dives deep into the similariti… https://t.co/K3RiZlZ1QY
@InformedTweet Delighted @CareQualityComm is sharing views on Smarter Regulation & how technology is changing Regulators at our Sa… https://t.co/lsARyqnvg5
@InformedTweet Tech for smarter regulation? We're hosting two @DigiLeaders Salons in London (https://t.co/mBBm6ZaV3P) and Manchest… https://t.co/bb8bvKVwuq
@InformedTweet Sharing skills with the next generation and helping #graduates to thrive in the competitive world of #tech: all fro… https://t.co/m5x8AZa5M6
@InformedTweet A great day @ Manchester Uni meeting students & future colleagues from the ITMB course- we're RECRUITING talented g… https://t.co/5jgtuklxEa
@InformedTweet A pleasure raising money for this fantastic charity! #Bakeoff #Charity https://t.co/dVcA3uYE8N
@InformedTweet We're once again eating cake for a good cause! We are raising money for the Sale-based charity @EveryoneCanUK, wh… https://t.co/9yVe32L8Di
@InformedTweet And a big shout out to @openstreetmap from our Chairman @jsainformed who was thrilled and impressed with colleagues… https://t.co/DPJSAvYZlA
@InformedTweet Maps are so often taken for granted. Until an area is hit by a crisis. Find out how our staff helped Médecins sans… https://t.co/m5B6h2r1hS
@InformedTweet Informed Solutions’ Group CEO, @ElizabethTVega, addresses Digital Leaders as finalists for this year’s Digital 100… https://t.co/iQP2RDveaK
@InformedTweet Mapathon complete! 15 people, 2 hours, 1558 buildings across 62 squares. Well done everyone! pic.twitter.com/ntKI12GObZ
@InformedTweet Starting of the #mapathon with @richpphillips giving an overview of the area we will be digitising for @MSF_uk and… https://t.co/OVzEPiOEVS
@InformedTweet Social Value: SMEs make your voice heard! Join our Group CEO @ElizabethTVega and other SME leaders in responding to… https://t.co/zgjDc0agJb
@InformedTweet Professional problem solvers: great example of how we help government digital services to transform at… https://t.co/XqIpCF7AFL
@InformedTweet Huge congratulations & respect to @AdrienneKelbie on winning Award for Transformational Leadership at the… https://t.co/ugOjH0GkmX
@InformedTweet Congratulations to @AdrienneKelbie transformational leader #NPWAwards, proud to be working with you #WeCanhttps://t.co/Tf9vrF6zXx

Join the Conversation

Share your thoughts about what matters to you