i10 shortlisted for 2 awards at the Mercury Business Awards 2022
i10 has been shortlisted for 2 awards at the 2022 Mercury Business Awards! With just 10 awards up for grabs, being shortlisted for 2 of them is quite some achievement.
The first award is 'Environmental Champion' and will be presented to the business that can demonstrate a commitment to reducing its carbon footprint with projects such as cutting its use of fossil fuels, caring for the natural environment, improving the use of resources by cutting waste, reducing pollution and increasing its environmental understanding. i10 became carbon negative in May 2021 and in 2022 we successfully backdated our carbon offset to the year we were founded (2006) making us one of the most sustainable IT SMEs in the UK. We have planted 19,500 trees and offset 170 tonnes of carbon to date.
The second award is 'Small Business of the Year' and is for businesses which can demonstrate excellence and innovation in their field, management with the ability to drive the business forward and funding arrangements and investment plans for the future of the business. It must show it understands its market, has arrangements to respond to change and can demonstrate why the business should win.
i10 has grown significantly over the last 3 years, reaching revenues of £2.75m in FY21/22. In that time we have delivered some outstanding digital transformation projects to public sector clients including the Food Standards Agency, Golding Homes (housing association), NHS Property Services, and several Local Authorities. In March 2022, i10 ranked number 31 in a list of top suppliers to UK Government (via the Digital Outcomes Framework), placing us alongside household names like Deloitte (30) and PwC (32) and ahead of giants like KPMG.
In the last 6 months, we have donated over 24,000 meals to Fareshare and made further sustainability and social value commitments that for every piece of future work signed, we will plant another 540 trees and donate 1,200 more meals through Fareshare.
We look forward to the gala dinner on September 16th when the winners will be announced.