PCMS trio shortlisted for awards

Nov 29, 2018 | PCMS News

Three high-performing PCMS employees have been shortlisted for the prestigious Women In IT Excellence Awards.

Now in its second year, the awards are run by computing magazine to ‘shine a spotlight where it’s most needed in tech: on the mould-breaking, ceiling-smashing female talent rising up the ranks and shaking up the industry’.

Jo Hawkins, Isobel Bentley and Rosie Chinery were all shortlisted by a panel of industry judges following an internal nomination from PCMS.

Business Architect Jo is a former PCMS Employee of the Year. Having previously worked as a restaurant manager, she has been shortlisted in the Hero of the Year category for her proactive work on the PCMS Hospitality offer, and for bridging the gap between our technical team and our customer on a sensitive multi-million pound IT project.

Isobel – known as Izzy – has been working in PCMS’s two-year Management Graduate scheme for two years. By moving between departments she has completed many different projects including pioneering an initiative that allows the company’s many recent graduates to stay connected and share learning. Izzy has been shortlisted in the Rising Star category.

Software Development Manager Rosie Chinery has been promoted several times since joining PCMS in February 2014. She recently led the rollout of a new business process for product changes, ensuring its implementation by colleagues in the UK, US, South Africa and Pakistan.

Jo, Izzy and Rosie are all based at our premises in Coventry and are thrilled to be shortlisted.

PCMS Head of HR Elaine Rowlands said: “We are delighted that Rosie, Jo and Izzy have been recognised in this way.

“We have always been committed to recruiting and developing talented individuals and, as a technology company, have been working hard to encourage more young people and particularly women into software-related careers.

“Rosie, Jo and Izzy were all recruited for their high potential and have very quickly marked themselves out as positive female role models within our business. We are evaluating how they can work within PCMS and our local community to encourage more young women into technological careers.

“These awards are a fantastic recognition. It is a proud moment, not just for those shortlisted, but for PCMS as a whole.”

Winners of the awards were announced at a ceremony in London on November 27th. You can read more about the awards here: http://events.computing.co.uk/womeninitawards

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