Vehicle tracking supplier Quartix Ltd has been named Powys business of the year. The business, which has grown its workforce from three to 60 in 12 years, received the overall accolade, sponsored by Powys County Council, at the 2013 Powys Business Awards ceremony attended by 250 guests in Newtown recently.
Quartix Ltd, which also collected the 'growth award' sponsored by Finance Wales and was a finalist for the 'innovation award', has become a respected telematics supplier. Innovative thinking to develop new products has helped the business gain 100 new customers a month, including major insurance companies and fleet operators.
“Their growth in the last year has been impressive and continued growth seems assured through good strategic planning and control, new market development and a strong commitment to their staff,” commented the judges.
Andy Kirk, director at Quartix Ltd, thanked everyone who works for the company for their loyalty and support. He said: “We are extremely proud and honoured to be named Powys business of the year, especially when you consider the quality of all the finalists. This award is the reflection of all the hard work and dedication of every member of our fabulous team of highly skilled and highly motivated employees.”
The awards, organised by MWMG, recognise and celebrate business excellence at all levels in Powys. 34 businesses from across the county were shortlisted for the 13 awards on offer.
Photo shows members of the Quartix team receive the Powys business award from councillor John Brunt, chairman of Powys County Council (centre), and Nick Hoskins, head of the judging panel (right).