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The team at Economic Development Initiatives (EDI) Limited, who are responsible for developing Surveybe, are proud to announce the news that the company has been shortlisted for the prestigious British Expertise International Awards 2015.

At the announcement event in early December Tracy Smith, CEO of British Expertise, confirmed that the awards are increasingly popular and go from strength to strength perhaps best evidenced by the 30% increase in applications year on year.  The British Expertise International Awards 2015 recognise and celebrate outstanding international achievements by companies in the UK professional services sector.

EDI are finalists in the ‘Outstanding International Business (SME)’ category. The award is described thus:

This prestigious award is made to the UK professional services organisation (SME) that is judged to have achieved the most impressive overall business performance internationally during 2014. Judging is based on clarity of international strategy, achievement of revenue and the provision of at least one strong case study.

You can view the shortlist announcement by clicking here

EDI continues to grow both our activities and reputation to Enable Decisions Insightfully as best outlined through the company’s vision:

Create a positive impact on people’s lives through the provision of world class research services, tools and innovations that enable better decision making from global to household level.

EDI’s Commercial Director, Steven Broadbent, commented upon the news of EDI being successfully shortlisted for the award:

“This is welcome news, we have a dedicated teams of professionals working across the data collection and project cycles to deliver services and solutions that result in the highest quality data; no matter how complex the requirements or how inhospitable the field conditions may be.

Our range of research and consultancy services are based in the UK and also through our offices in East Africa where we conduct large scale data collection projects including Impact Evaluations, Randomised Control Trials and the like.  All our activities are underpinned by Surveybe.  We estimate that our software has been deployed in over one million data collection instances globally. Ultimately this data becomes the evidence upon which decisions are made and hence can impact massively upon the lives of stakeholders.

Becoming finalists for this award is not only a ‘feather-in-the-cap’ for all our team members but is welcome recognition that pioneering innovative methods and focussing ones’ operational methodologies in the quest to achieve the greatest degree of data quality possible is fully conversant with highly successful project outcomes and for growing a successful business.”

The 2015 award winners will be announced from those on the finalists at a celebration dinner in April.