Content Guru has been shortlisted for Business of the Year in the 2012 Thames Valley Business Awards (TVBA).
The company is headquartered in the Thames Valley, Europe’s equivalent of Silicon Valley in the USA. International blue-chip enterprises such as Vodafone, Cisco, Microsoft, Dell, Panasonic, Adobe and last year’s winners, Symantec, all have UK or European headquarters in the region.
Each year, the TVBA are judged on criteria of profitability, innovation and employment practices, as well as contributions made to regional charities and the local community.
Content Guru is one of six finalists for Business of the Year, with the winners set to be announced at a gala awards night on Thursday 15th November at the Madejski Stadium, Reading.
Founded in Berkshire in 2005, Content Guru has grown rapidly. It won a Daily Express / CBI / HSBC Start-Up Stars Award in 2008 and has now deployed solutions in over 20 countries.
Martin Taylor, Co-Founder and Director of Content Guru, commented:
“We’re proud to have been based in the Thames Valley area since our business was founded, and the region has provided us with a huge amount of opportunity – in terms of forming local business and technical partnerships with global organisations, and for the rich seam of talented workers who live here.
“We are delighted that Content Guru has been able to build on our strong local roots, and this recognition is a testament to the commitment and hard work of the Content Guru team. It’s a fantastic milestone for the business and really reinforces the value of what it’s doing, both for the local community and its global customers.”
Sean Taylor, Co-Founder and Director of Content Guru, added:
“A strong reason for locating our businesses in the Thames Valley is that it's Europe's equivalent of Silicon Valley. With its good motorway and rail links and proximity to Heathrow airport and London, it's an ideal place to be. It's also excellent to have so many technology companies on our doorstep.
“Outside the global considerations of business, we're also concerned that the area is a nice place to live, which is why we've always tried to do our bit for the local community. We're naturally delighted to have had our efforts recognised with the Thames Valley Business Awards and hope we'll be able to follow in Symantec's footsteps at the awards night.”