enting the award, Kate Bellingham noted that the judges were impressed by JAOtech’s dominance of its market, using innovative engineering to produce a world beating product, and establishing a global footprint with a US office and customer support centres in three continents.
Warren Kressinger-Dunn, CEO of JAOtech, commented, “The British Engineering Excellence Awards are one of the most prestigious awards of the engineering industry, and we are very proud to have been named Start-Up of the Year. This award is a tribute to the whole of the JAOtech team, who together have developed a world class product and successfully taken it to market.”
Now in its second year, the British Engineering Excellence Awards are not designed to celebrate the successes of a few, but demonstrate to all UK engineering companies that it is possible to succeed; that they can work to a high level and, at that high level, compete globally. Entries were scrutinised by a high level independent panel of judges chaired by David Kynaston, of Electronics KTN and companies that make it to the shortlist are indeed the best.
JAOtech also received the Start up of the Year award at the Elektra Awards in 2009, the Best Use of Technology award at the Startups Awards, Product Business of the Year award at the Fast Growth Business Awards, and the Medical Advances Award at the e-Legacy awards, voted for by readers of the Electronic Product Design magazine, for a project at The Children’s Hospital, Sheffield where it played a key part in the patient bedside terminal system.