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Penrith firm up for House of Lords award

27 October 2015

A Penrith business is on the shortlist for a national awards ceremony set to take place at the House of Lords next week.

Technology firm Commendium has been nominated at the Next Generation Digital Challenge awards, now in their fifth year, which recognise the country’s top performers in digital innovation. 

Commendium is a finalist in the Digital Inclusion and Skills category, for their work on the Big Cumbria project. 

The project saw Commendium work with 3,300 small and medium sized local businesses exploit the benefits of technology and super-fast broadband. 

Commendium’s team worked with various businesses to improve their IT processes, streamline their workflow and improve their online marketing and sales, through a series of workshops and business visits. 

Having initially set a target of growing the local economy by £8.5 million, Commendium eventually reached a total of £15.1 million gross value, as well as creating 152 new jobs. 

The businesses involved in the project also experienced an average uplift of £19,000 in sales thanks to Commendium’s work. 

Pamela Miron, director at Commedium, said: “The project was a testament to the enthusiasm of local businesses in embracing digital solutions and exploiting the businesses potential of superfast broadband.” 

Commendium is up against six other companies from across the UK at the awards ceremony, wich will take place on Thursday, November 5 at the House of Lords in London.

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