Keysource achieves RoSPA Gold

Keysource, global critical environment specialists, are delighted to announce they’ve received the RoSPA Award for the 5th consecutive year, achieving their 3rd Gold award in a row. The occupational health and safety award reflects the companies’ excellent health and safety performance during the past 12 months.

Stephen Whatling, managing director of Keysource, said

“We are thrilled that our ongoing commitment to ensuring outstanding health and safety performance has been recognised once again. As we continue to deliver complex projects across the globe, it is a real testament to all our colleagues, supply chain partners and customers that worked tirelessly to help us achieve this.”

 Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said:

 “The RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in the health and safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, and allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace, demonstrating a commitment to the wellbeing of not only employees but all those who interact with it.”

The RoSPA Awards are recognised as one of the most prestigious health and safety awards in the world. For more information about RoSPA and award winners, please click here.

 

Keysource wins place on CCS Facilities Framework

We are delighted to announce that we have won a place on the Crown Commercial Service’s new facilities management framework.

The £12bn four year framework covers all aspects of facilities management including contract management services, mobilisation and delivery as well as helpdesk and CAFM services.

Keysource have been awarded lot 1a, for contracts up to the value of £7m and is one of only 10 SME’s to have made it through the rigorous vetting process.

Over the last 4 years our critical facilities management offering has grown exponentially, delivering services across the UK and internationally for major corporations such as Sky and PGS, for the Metropolitan Police Service, as well as major Universities across the UK.

Stephen Whatling, Managing Director of Keysource said:

We are really proud to have won a position on this framework. Our critical facilities division has been growing over the last few years, delivering specialist critical engineering services to customers across the globe.  This framework win is further proof of the capabilities of our team and will allow public sector organisations to take advantage of our range of expertise.

Keysource wins at the DCS Awards

The Friday before bank holiday is always a good day in the Keysource offices, but the team have another reason to be celebrating this morning.

Last night at the 2018 Data Centre Solutions Awards, Keysource picked up the award for New Design / Build Project of the Year for their project with the University of Exeter.

Keysource has been working with the University of Exeter as their key technology partner since 2016, supporting them as they looked at the different options available for deploying high performance compute.

Instead of adopting an outsourced compute model, the university decided to build its own data centre to act as the critical infrastructure for its proprietary HPC system, called Isca. Isca provides a next-generation research computing environment, combining traditional HPC with a private cloud infrastructure – which was a first for the UK education sector.

This would allow it to ensure its specific research requirements and capacity challenges were met and give it new opportunities to build partnerships with other universities, including the GW4 consortium, and industrial partners.

After collecting the award, Jon Healy, Managing Executive of Keysource said:

We are absolutely delighted to have secured this award in such a prestigious category. We were up against some major competition, so the success of the University of Exeter project is testimony to the hard work and ongoing dedication of the entire Keysource team, who delivered this fantastic and truly innovative facility on-time and with no disruption.

The DCS Awards are designed to recognise the product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers in the data centre sector.

 

Keysource shortlisted for Electrical Review Excellence Award

Our IT transformation project with Willis Towers Watson has been shortlisted for another award!

As well as being shortlisted for Data Centre Consolidation/Upgrade/Refresh Project of the Year at the 2018 Data Centre Solutions Awards it has also been announced as finalist in the inaugural Electrical Review Excellence Awards.

Shortlisted for Data Centre Design & Build Project of the Year, our project with Willis Towers Watson to deliver two upgraded UK hubs was part of a global transformation programme following the merger of Willis Group and Towers Watson in 2016.

Paul West, Global Data Centre Director said:

“The delivery of the new data centre expansion was a crucial part of our IT strategy and has taken us to another level of resiliency. From designing to our requirements and delivering the project without downtime, the team at Keysource were instrumental in the project’s success.”

A full shortlist can be seen here, with winners being announced at an awards ceremony at The Dorchester in London on the 24th May.

Keysource shortlisted for two DCS industry awards

We are proud to announce Keysource has been shortlisted as a finalist in two categories in the 2018 Data Centre Solutions (DCS) Awards.

Our project with the University of Exeter has been shortlisted for New Design/Build Data Centre Project of the Year. Delivered within tight timescales and with very challenging logistics the Keysource team designed and delivered a cutting edge HPC environment that is a UK first in the education sector.

Keysource is also really proud to have been shortlisted for the Data Centre Consolidation/Upgrade/Refresh Project of the Year for their project with Willis Towers Watson. Keysource has been working with Willis Towers Watson on their global IT transformation strategy since 2016, which has included the consolidation of their European data centre estate to two upgraded UK hubs.

The awards assessment panel thoroughly reviewed all entries for the awards before selecting the finalists, who now face a public vote. Voting opened on 9th April and will close on 11th May and votes can be cast at www.dcsawards.com/voting.php.

The awards are backed by Datacentre Solutions magazine, the official journal of the Data Centre Alliance. The DCS Awards will be announced at an evening event at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel in London on the 24th May.

Jon Healy, Managing Executive, Keysource commented:

It’s great to have been chosen as finalist for our projects with Willis Towers Watson and the University of Exeter.  The shortlisting of these projects show that our consultancy led approach has been delivering real value and success for our customers. We hope to succeed in May following a success in previous DCS Awards. We hope lots of people will visit the website and vote!

 

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