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Asset Management company in finals of Startup Awards

SAM Practice : 17 September, 2008  (Company News)
Software Asset Management experts, SAM Practice in finals of Service business of the year category for startup companies
Thriving new business SAM Practice has been unveiled as one of four finalists at the Startups Awards 2008 in the 'Service Business of the Year' category, handing it the chance to win the £5,000 top prize.

The shortlisting judges were impressed by SAM Practice's concept and potential, placing the business among a handful of lucky finalists plucked from hundreds of entries.

SAM Practice is a leading independent Software Asset Management (SAM) service provider. This newly formed company, which has only been operating for 12 months, delivered results above expectations and in excess of £1 million in its first year of trading and at the same time saved its customers more than £16 million.

The Startups Awards 2008, organised by Crimson Business in conjunction with Barclays, comprises of 17 categories, each showcasing the best new businesses in the UK. The overall winner will walk away with a £5,000 cheque.

The winners will be unveiled at a prestigious awards ceremony and three-course luncheon to be held at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington on Thursday 30th October 2008.

Jason Allaway, CEO, SAM Practice comments: "We are thrilled to be a finalist in the 'Service Business of the Year' category and very much look forward to the event in October. It's great that all our dedication and hard work has been recognised by, and we're delighted to be in with a chance of not only winning the category but also the much-coveted 'Barclays Startups Business of the Year' prize." is the UK's largest independent online resource for budding entrepreneurs and the Startups Awards is one of the leading events on the small business calendar.

To be eligible to enter the Startups Awards 2008, businesses must have been trading for less than three years, be privately owned, and employ fewer than 60 people.

This year's judging panel consists of some of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs, including Chrissie Rucker, founder, The White Company; Alan Giles, chairman, Fat Face and Simon Calver, chief executive, LOVEFILM International.

The judges look at a wide range of criteria; in particular, business success either by increase in sales and unit volume, market research and identification of customer focus, organisational and team building effectiveness, strategic planning, overcoming obstacles and barriers to success, visionary leadership and social and community responsibility.
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