Industry recognition for successful Midlands based company grows as UK organisations wake up to the risk and reward of social media

CrowdControlHQ, with its headquarters in Birmingham, has been shortlisted for two more prestigious awards, both recognising the company’s success in developing innovative technology that supports the increasing need for home-grown social media risk management and compliance solutions in the UK today. CrowdControlHQ has been shortlisted for ‘Risk Management Solution of the Year’ in the Institute of Risk Management’s (IRM) Global Risk Awards 2015 and for ‘Risk Management Software of the Year’ in the 2015 FStech Awards.

The IRM’s Global Risk Awards celebrate innovation, creativity and achievement in risk management and showcase the best technology, teams, organisations and individuals in the industry. Winners will be announced on 19th February at the London Hilton on Park Lane at a special gala event hosted by Joanna Lumley OBE.

Now in its 15th year, the FStech awards recognise excellence and innovation in the field of information technology within the UK and EMEA financial services sector. Winners of the awards will be announced on 26th March at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square.

James Leavesley, CEO of CrowdControlHQ said, “We’ve had our most successful year to date, more than doubling in size and enjoying spectacular growth as organisations throughout the UK are waking up to both the risk and reward of social media. Being shortlisted for these two prestigious awards reflects our commitment to continual product innovation and excellence for both the public and private sector. Our goal is to put UK technology companies, and Birmingham, firmly on the map by creating a ground breaking social media and compliance platform that protects brand reputation and boosts customer service.”
In the last 12 months CrowdControlHQ has enjoyed increasing recognition from the industry at large, including well-respected institutions such as the Institute of Directors (IoD) and the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA). It has successfully reached the finals of The Digital Entrepreneur Awards 2014 and the Birmingham Post Business Awards 2014. Most recently, the company won Risk Management Product of the Year at the Risk Management Awards 2014 held in association with CIR (Continuity & Insurance Risk Management) Magazine.
CrowdControlHQ is a leading UK provider of social media risk and compliance software for enterprise organisations. It is credited with being the first UK software to make the Forrester Wave 2014, Top 10 for social risk management and compliance solutions, joining North American vendors in this growing market. Today, the company services over 125 different clients in the private and public sectors, including police forces and hospitals, finance and legal companies and many major household brands.

About CrowdControlHQ

CrowdControlHQ is the UK’s leading social media risk management and compliance platform. The online technology delivers social media control and compliance features, in parallel with social engagement and analytics, to provide a single dashboard for multichannel campaigns. Supported by an award winning customer service team to help brands, organisations and enterprises protect their reputations online.

CrowdControlHQ was launched in 2009. The product was born out of recognition that social media would one day be extensively adopted by UK organisations and tasked to deliver tremendous impact across marketing and customer service functions. The business has received backing from angel investors including Midven and Finance Birmingham.

CrowdControlHQ services over 125 different clients across the public sector, finance and legal sectors plus many household brands including Experian, Serco and Taylor Wimpey.

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