Our CEO Glen Smith and Vice President Maria Sarkar attended the awards ceremony at Chester Racecourse.
They were presented the awards by Alexis Redmond MBE, the 2018/19 High Sherriff of Cheshire.
In partnership with the University of Chester, the High Sheriff Awards for Enterprise recognise outstanding achievements by enterprises in Cheshire, Halton and Warrington.
The awards are the region’s most prestigious awards for business performance, celebrating the success of businesses and individuals across the county. Entrants are judged by a panel of senior members of the Cheshire business community.
DriveWorks were joint winners of the Cheshire Business Exporter of the Year Award, alongside the Tall Group.
The award, sponsored by West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce and Click Consult, recognises significant growth in international business through a clear commitment to the development of new export market opportunities.
DriveWorks was founded in 2001 by Glen Smith and Maria Sarkar and has since established an international network of over 100 Value-Added Resellers across 51 countries, who sell and support our software internationally.
Our software is used for Design Automation and Sales Configuration by businesses of all shapes and sizes, in a wide range of industries and market sectors and almost 80% of our revenue comes from overseas.
This award recognises our achievements in building a strong channel and providing support for our software worldwide.
We’re honoured to have won.
“What a joy to share the news of our double High Sheriff Awards success. Everyone here at DriveWorks is incredibly dedicated to creating great, innovative software for our customers in the UK and all over the world so it’s wonderful to receive this recognition. We hope that our success will inspire other companies in this region to market their goods and services overseas too and be part of the UK’s thriving export community.”
– Maria Sarkar, VP DriveWorks
Our software has been successfully developed for more than 15 years in the industry and we are committed to continuous innovation.
We are really proud to have been recognised for our commitment to innovation, it’s a huge honour.
The collaborative work-spaces we have created and our company culture all foster innovation. It’s at the heart of everything we do. Being recognized inspires us to do more.
Thank you to the sponsors of the award, Mornflake, for recognizing that innovation is so important. We also thank the judges and hard-working team at the University of Chester who support the High Sheriff and the Awards.
“We have developed DriveWorks technology out of a real need within industry. A need to automate and be able to efficiently design and sell configurable products. It’s a huge pat on the back to our dedicated team, as we drive forward; identifying new technologies, honing new methods and embracing new market opportunities. This all adds up to an exciting daily challenge.”
– Glen Smith, CEO DriveWorks
As part of the judging process, Professor Phil Harris and Dr Fran Hulbert from the University of Chester came to visit our offices.
The DriveWorks team were proud to give them a tour of our converted barn offices and show them how our spaces make for great collaboration and innovation.
Both Professor Phil and Dr Fran were at the awards ceremony and we received great praise from them.
Stephen Fitzsimons from Warrington & Co was also at the awards ceremony to support us.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of our customers who continuously inspire us to innovate and improve what we do. Thank you also to our value-added resellers who make it possible for us to have such a strong channel worldwide.
And of course, a huge thank you to the DriveWorks team, their hard work and commitment makes all of this possible.
We will continue to support innovation and hope to inspire others to achieve success too.