Nottingham, United Kingdom, May 21, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Chapman Taylor has won an international trade award in this years Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. The award, which is presented to companies who have made outstanding achievements in international trade, coincides with the practices 50th anniversary year. Chapman Taylor is the only architectural practice this year to win the award and join Benoy who won the award in 2008. Both Chapman Taylor and Benoy are users of Workspace, the construction industry's leading document and knowledge sharing portal from Union Square Software.
Chapman Taylor has demonstrated outstanding commercial success in international trade – more than doubling overseas earnings over the three year period of 2006, 2007 and 2008. This was achieved through highly focused, professional business and marketing strategies. Director Tim Partington comments on how Workspace has supported the business during these years, “Workspace has supported our business strategy by acting as a central place to consolidate all the practice’s information. By delivering accurate and real time information our architects are more commercially aware and we can track a projects progress and all related correspondence in one central place. It doesn’t matter where an architect is – they will have the same visibility of information. When a practice is growing as rapidly and as far reaching as we have been, having good systems is essential, and Workspace has been a key tool in supporting our expansion.”
Workspace, specifically designed for architectural practices, improves access to information by consolidating all documents, emails and drawings in one central place available via the web. Will Yandell, Commercial Director at Union Square Software comments on the success of Workspace clients in this category at the Queens Awards, “Workspace is an ideal tool for companies looking to expand internationally. Wherever you are working in the world you are accessing the same information, resulting in none of the isolation and duplication of data that would traditionally be a problem. A major pull of our clients in purchasing Workspace is the ease of expansion once the system is in place.”
This award is the latest in a string of success for Workspace users who have been recognised for their achievements in delivering projects and directly for their Workspace implementation. At the Building Awards last week AHMM took the award for best Architectural practice and First Base won the House builder category. Patton Group won the highly contested Excellence in Innovation category at the 2009 Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards in recognition of the difference they have made to the business with Workspace. The group have improved quality and efficiency and are winning projects as a direct result of the implementation.