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Postcode Anywhere Joins Public Sector ICT Body Socitm


Says small UK businesses “have a lot to offer the public sector.”

Worcester, United Kingdom, July 15, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Software and services company Postcode Anywhere joins public sector ICT body Socitm (the Society of Information Technology Management) this week.

The firm will take advantage of Socitm’s networking and peer support, professional development, and access to research on policy and technology issues.

Sales and marketing director Phil Rothwell said: “Socitm should prove to be an invaluable point of contact for us. Postcode Anywhere has a great deal to do with the public sector through customers such as HMRC, the Identity and Passport Service, and many Local Government Authorities.

“These are challenging times for the public sector; the more effective the communications are between solutions providers like Postcode Anywhere and LGAs, the better.

“For example, LGAs face a central government directive instructing them to publish all financial transactions over 500 pounds Sterling. Innovative, specialist software such as Postcode Anywhere’s MyServices platform enables LGAs to seek out and publish all this financial data, rapidly and securely.

“Software like this, which takes established “cloud computing” technologies and applies them in secure, pioneering ways, heralds a sea-change in the way local government conducts its affairs.

“Small-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in particular are often overlooked when it comes to procurement. But often, they are the very specialists with the technology that government needs. They’re often more agile than their larger counterparts – and frankly, easier to deal with.

“This is just one instance where a small, UK-based company can offer real answers to the challenges faced by local government. By partnering with Socitm, Postcode Anywhere hopes to better understand the needs of the public sector and deliver yet more services which increase efficiency and safeguard resources.”

For more information about Socitm, visit their website at www.socitm.net. To find out about Postcode Anywhere’s range of data-driven services for the public sector, please visit www.postcodeanywhere.co.uk.

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Media contact
Jim Williams – PR Executive, Postcode Anywhere
jim@postcodeanywhere.com
+44 (0) 1905 888 570

Press Centre at: http://www.postcodeanywhere.co.uk/press-centre/
Press Pack download: http://www.postcodeanywhere.co.uk/assets/PDFs/press-pack-2010.pdf
Salesman image at: http://www.postcodeanywhere.co.uk/assets/stock/handshake.jpg

Notes to Editors:
About Postcode Anywhere

Postcode Anywhere is the provider of a range of government services, including Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software NLPG Anywhere and AL2 Anywhere, with clients including HMRC, the Identity and Passport Service, Kent County Council, Worcestershire County Council, and Cornwall County Council.

Postcode Anywhere has been providing address services for ten years and is the fastest-growing reseller of Royal Mail’s Postcode Address File (PAF). A multi-award-winning organisation, it has also appeared in successive Deloitte fast-growth European technology company lists.

Postcode Anywhere supplies software and services which improve the day-to-day operations of over 8,000 organisations worldwide. Best known as a provider of address auto-fill and verification software, the company offers a range of data-driven services, including route planning and customer profiling.
For more information about Postcode Anywhere, please visit www.postcodeanywhere.com.

Recent Awards and Recognition for Postcode Anywhere
Best Small IT Supplier of the Year - UK IT Industry Awards (finalist) – 2009
One of Europe's fastest-growing IT firms - Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2008/9 & 2009/10
Dell Small Business Excellence Award (UK finalist) – 2009
Small-Medium Sized Business of the Year (regional finalist) - National Business Awards 2009
Orange Best Use of Technology (Midlands) - 2008 National Business Awards
Growth Business of the Year - Chamber Awards 2008
Small Business of the Year - Chamber Awards 2008
Customer Service Team of the Year (finalist) - National Customer Services Awards 2008

About SOCITM
Socitm is the membership association for all ICT professionals working in Local Authorities and the Public and Third Sectors and suppliers to those sectors. Socitm provides a widely respected forum for the promotion, use and development of ICT best practice. It is also plays a leading role in ICT-facilitated local government transformation in the UK.

Founded in 1986 as the professional association for ICT managers working in and for the public sector, members are drawn primarily from local authorities, the police and fire services, housing authorities and other locally delivered public services. Socitm includes around 1700 members from 550 different organisations, including 98% of all UK local authorities.

Socitm aims to:

Support the professional development of all people working in public and third sector ICT at all stages of their career
Explicitly benefit employing organisations as well as individual members
Provide equal recognition to members from the private sector and the public sector and enable all members to network for mutual benefit and to promote professionalism in ICT.
Contact Information
Postcode Anywhere
Jim Williams
+44 (0)1905 888 550
Contact
www.postcodeanywhere.co.uk/

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