The awards, launched by APD communications, a company specialising in mission critical solutions for the emergency services, are the first to recognise and reward the unsung heroes within critical control rooms across the UK.
The APD Control Room Awards will honour the life-changing work of control room personnel across the emergency services and within a variety of public and private sector organisations.
Andrew Fuller, Sopra Steria’s Head of Command and Control Solutions, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the APD Control Room Awards and in particular the Control Room Call Taker of the Year Award.
Sopra Steria has a long heritage of delivering control room solutions to the emergency services. Working so closely in this environment, we see many inspirational people, working in challenging circumstances.
It’s great to be able to honour those who make such an incredible contribution and help improve the lives of others. We look forward to hearing their amazing stories and wish good luck to all the entrants.”
With 40,000 employees in more than 20 countries, Sopra Steria provides specialist information and communications technology solutions to 60% of police forces and also fire and rescue services across the UK.
Sopra Steria has a partnership with APD Communications to deliver emergency services contact management technology through SmartContact®. SmartContact® combines the proven capabilities of Sopra Steria in Contact Management with the STORM command and control solution, and APD for Incident Management with Aspire and Communications Management with Cortex.
Mike Isherwood, APD Managing Director, said: “We’re delighted to announce Sopra Steria as one of the key sponsors for our control Room Awards.
“We work closely with Sopra Steria on many customer projects, so we’re honoured an organisation with such an outstanding reputation in the Emergency Services Control Room environment has chosen to come on board with our awards.
“Momentum is really gathering pace for the Control Room Awards and we’re pleased to see so many high-quality nominations coming through. These awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the hard-working, dedicated and highly-skilled people who work in critical control rooms around the UK.”
Sopra Steria will join fellow heavyweight tech company telent Technology Services in sponsoring the Control Room Awards, alongside the British Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (British APCO) which is backing the awards as primary partner.
Nominations for the Control Room Awards are open until January 18, 2018, with the awards shortlists scheduled to be revealed on February 1, 2018.
Nominate an individual or team for the APD Control Room Awards.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the event, visit the awards sponsorship pages for more information.