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Kainos named UK's Vendor of the Year at top industry awards

Brendan Mooney, chief executive of Kainos, pictured with the UK IT Awards Vendor of the Year trophy

BELFAST-headquartered tech firm Kainos has been named Vendor of the Year at the UK IT Industry Awards, fending off stiff competition from other global companies.

It came in recognition of the company's outstanding performance in terms of market penetration, revenue growth, workplace diversity, customer feedback and crucially, the company's ongoing commitment to innovation and investment in talent development.

Kainos chief executive Brendan Mooney said: “Vendor of the Year is a fantastic accolade for the company, particularly when you consider our competition in the category and the breadth of the criteria.

“Our motivation is to enable outstanding people to change the way the world lives and works and one great example of that is our work with government departments and agencies. We're very proud to be part of the public sector's digital transformation, making its services easier to access and removing barriers to use.

“We foster a culture of learning and development. Internally that means dedicating over £1m each year to training; externally our Tech Outreach programme is helping to close the digital skills gap, providing inspiration and education to 4,000 young people so that they are equipped for the careers of the future,” he said.

The company, which is due to report on its latest results next week, has recorded eight consecutive years of growth in revenue, profit and staff numbers.

Last month Kainos, which now employs more than 1,000 people in 10 offices, opened a new base in Copenhagen as part of ongoing international expansion plans and to meet growing demand in Europe.

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