Tees Tech Awards 2021 Programme - Page 17

FINALISTS
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Innovation Award

ANIMMERSION
Animmersion is at the forefront of the application of immersive technology for practical activities . This includes the use of virtual reality in training and engineering site safety operations in sectors such as utility infrastructure and offshore renewables .
Within a diverse range of global clients , the Middlesbrough-based company has also created hundreds of innovative digital experiences for the manufacturing and construction , heritage and arts sectors .
A recent innovation came as a direct response to the challenges of the pandemic . Virtual Interactive Events ( VIE ) is an interactive software solution providing immersive meeting and event spaces . Fast-tracked as physical events were cancelled worldwide , VIE has contributed to the overall increase of Animmersion ’ s turnover of 20 per cent .
EVERFLOW TECH
Everflow Tech is the technology arm of Wynyard-based The Everflow Group .
Everflow Tech designs and creates software to be used in the utilities industry to increase profits and improve efficiencies .
The cornerstone of Everflow Tech ’ s success is its Simple suite of software - Simple Quoting , Simple Billing , Simple Accounts and Simple Revenue Assurance .
Simple Quoting was launched to the commercial market in July 2020 and has already won a contract with one of the largest customers in the industry , as well as helping another energy company enter the water retail market , providing fresh competition .
In total , Everflow Tech provides services to companies whose combined revenue in 2021 will be over £ 1.2bn .
SALESFIRE
Salesfire continues to lead the way on super-fast , onsite search for eCommerce retailers from their Middlesbrough HQ , with the launch of a next-generation search functionality called Visually Similar Search ( VSS ) increasing the company ’ s turnover by 75 per cent .
VSS , which uses AI and machine learning to allow shoppers to browse similar items to the product they ’ re currently viewing , and to be inspired by genuinely personalised recommendations , has already made a huge impact in the market , with names such as Moda In Pelle and Stuarts London added to the VSS portfolio .
The potential for commercial success is exponential for Salesfire , which is proud to lead the way for both technological and commercial success here on Teesside .
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