Midlands based company hails 2014 by winning a prestigious risk management award and achieving record company growth.

CrowdControlHQ, headquartered in Birmingham, has been awarded Risk Management Product of the Year (specialised) at the prestigious Risk Management Awards 2014 held in association with CIR (Continuity and Insurance Risk Management) magazine. The award was presented at a gala dinner held at the Millennium Hotel in London’s Mayfair district on 13th November 2014. CrowdControlHQ’s social media risk management and compliance platform was awarded the title against stiff competition from seven other risk and insurance technology providers including Siemens Building Technologies, which was highly commended in the category.

James Leavesley, CEO of CrowdControlHQ said, “We are proud to receive the specialist Risk Management Product of the Year award as recognition of our people and technology amidst strong and credible competition. CIR Magazine, the sponsors of the award, has a reputation for independent, authoritative reporting and high quality analysis with an established readership of leading practitioners in business and risk management.”

CrowdControlHQ has more than doubled in size over the past year and today services over 125 different clients including many from the public sector as well as major household brands. The Midlands based business is credited with being the only UK software provider to make The Forrester Wave™: Social Risk and Compliance Solutions, Q2 2014, the analyst’s review of ten vendors that enhance social media engagement while mitigating risk and enforcing compliance.

The award recognises the credibility that the UK’s technology sector has today in developing and delivering high quality and secure social media tools. Traditionally, the reserve of North America, UK compliance and governance heads have come to recognise the importance of ‘buying British’ when it comes to social media compliance and data handling tools, and the benefits of on-shore customer support teams.

Leavesley continued, “The award shows how far we have come in achieving company growth and our success in moving social media up the risk register here in the UK. Social media communication poses real risks from both inside and outside an organisation and can have potentially devastating effects on a company’s reputation and bottom line. This award demonstrates the importance of including social media in corporate risk management processes and the need for a robust social media software management system (SMMS).”

Since its launch in 1996, Continuity, Insurance & Risk magazine (digital and print) has become established reading for risk management, business continuity and commercial insurance purchasers. CIR‘s portfolio has expanded to include the Business Continuity Awards, the Risk Management Awards, Commercial Insurance Awards, roundtables and research. It has a circulation of over 29,000 to members of the major global risk associations and the world’s leading organisations, including many of the FTSE 350.

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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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