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BJSS Increases Bristol Investment

12 October 2016:  BJSS the award-winning delivery-focused IT consultancy announces that it is converting its existing Bristol facility into a full Digital Delivery Hub. This expansion will see BJSS inject significant investment into the City.

Tapping into the wealth of creative IT talent available in the Bristol and Bath area, local project delivery teams will provide online, mobile and IT engineering services to clients across the UK and USA, while also fulfilling services that originate from BJSS’ boutique innovation consultancy, Sparck.io.

The investment will exceed £2 million in its first year alone and is expected to include:

  • The recruitment of an additional 20 first class IT staff, mainly from the Bristol and Bath areas, including full-stack software engineers, UI & Website specialists, test engineers, mobile application developers, and UX (User Experience) consultants.
  • An expansion of the existing office facility.
  • Dedicated Engagement and Account Management leadership.

 

James Whitehouse, BJSS Head of Client Service, comments: “We’re delighted that Bristol will become home to our first Digital Delivery Hub. Many organisations have found that off-shoring the delivery of their business-critical IT systems has failed to deliver the rapid time to market, quality, and cost savings that are needed in today’s digital economy. By ‘nearshoring’ key programmes of work, BJSS clients benefit from increased collaboration & innovation, and access to highly skilled teams that focus on successful outcomes. Added to this, BJSS is in the unique position to offer technical design, prototyping and product innovation – an area where our Bristol-based Digital Delivery Hub will excel. Bristol is renowned for being a major hub of IT talent with a thriving Technology community. We look forward to welcoming professionals from the region to our existing team of over 500 BJSS colleagues.

BJSS Corporate Communications Contacts:

David Clark
BJSS Media Relations
Tel: +44 207 337 9800
Email: david.clark@bjss.com

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BJSS and Hivedome Collaborate on ITAS CTRM Modernisation

5 October 2016: BJSS, the award-winning delivery-focused IT consultancy, and Hivedome, the leading provider of Commodity Trading and Risk Management (‘CTRM’) software, today announce a strategic collaboration which will see BJSS provide specialist IT engineering support to modernise the Hivedome CTRM platform.

BJSS and Hivedome have worked together since 2013, jointly supporting a mission-critical system for a multinational commodities trader. This new collaboration will see BJSS support Hivedome with the delivery of a modernisation roadmap including the migration of its flagship product – ITAS – to a SaaS model in the Cloud, as well as providing new value-added services to support Hivedome’s ever-increasing client base.

Hivedome’s clients will benefit from reduced operating costs, improved time to market and greater scalability.

Susheel Dodeja, BJSS Senior Engagement Lead, says: “Hivedome and BJSS have formed a very close relationship over the past three years. The Hivedome ITAS CTRM platform is proven and plays a major role in the global distribution of commodities. The modernisation programme will provide even greater reliability, scalability and integration options which will deliver tangible benefits to Hivedome’s clients and users. We’re thrilled to be playing a role in helping Hivedome to deliver on this ambitious and exciting roadmap.”

Jason Thomas, Hivedome Director, continues: “BJSS is renowned for the quality and reliability of its deliveries. Through its proven BJSS Enterprise Agile approach, BJSS has successfully engineered several low-latency high-availability platforms such as NHS Spine 2, and a global matching platform which today handles over 60% of the world’s foreign exchange trades. We’re delighted that BJSS will be bringing this expertise to support our modernisation roadmap and we look forward to announcing key functional and non-functional improvements in due course.

The Hivedome ITAS CTRM platform is currently in use at 35 clients, supporting some 3,500 users in circa 50 countries. A wide range of commodities are supported including Grains, Oils, Sugar, Metals, Cotton and Coffee.

BJSS Corporate Communications Contacts:

David Clark
BJSS Media Relations
Tel: +44 20 7337 9800
Email: david.clark@bjss.com

About BJSS

BJSS (www.bjss.com) is an award-winning delivery-focused IT Consultancy. With over 20 years’ software development and IT advisory experience, the company is renowned for technical excellence, cost-effective delivery and its proven BJSS Enterprise Agile approach.

For further Hivedome information, please contact:

Sean Milton
Hivedome Ltd
Tel: +44 (0) 1702 433030
Email: smilton@hivedome.net

About Hivedome

Hivedome Limited (www.hivedome.net) is a leading software provider for the Global Trading Community delivering a functionally-rich, end to end CTRM software through our flagship product, Integrated Trading and Accounting Solution (“ITAS”). Whether aimed at the entry level, single commodity platform to larger enterprises with multiple commodities, currencies, locations, entities and a requirement for integrations to third party or Group ERP platforms, ITAS is a fully integrated, scalable, modular based solution. With deep commodity knowledge, gained over 30 years of development, clients trust ITAS to efficiently handle trade capture, logistics, traffic and operations, risk management and seamless accounting across the Supply Value Chain, securing optimum, real-time reporting and cost efficiencies.

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BJSS and RBS shortlisted for 2016 European Software Testing Award

4 October 2016: BJSS and RBS have been shortlisted in the Testing Team of the Year category of the 2016 European Software Testing Awards.

Over a 14 week engagement, the combined BJSS and RBS team delivered a Quality Assurance and Testing programme to rapidly integrate with Apple Pay across a range of issuers, schemes and merchants. The successful delivery ensured that RBS was the only “big four” bank able to support Apple Pay at launch.

Mark Robison, BJSS head of mobile and assurance, says: “This was a technically challenging project and we’re thrilled that the team has been recognised for the role they played in delivering this important service.

BJSS Corporate Communications Contacts:

David Clark
BJSS Media Relations
Tel: +44 207 337 9800
Email: david.clark@bjss.com

 

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BJSS Graduate Named Finalist in 2016 European Software Testing Awards

26 September 2016: BJSS, the delivery focused IT Consultancy is pleased to announce that Aaron Gibbon, a Software Testing Engineer based in the company’s Leeds Delivery Centre, has been named as a finalist in the Graduate Tester of the Year category of the 2016 European Software Testing Awards.

Aaron joined the BJSS Graduate Programme’s 2015 autumn intake and the nomination acknowledges his contribution to testing NHS Spine 2. Aaron singlehandedly produced key test automation components which provide important load, functional, performance and regression testing and save the NHS the equivalent of 20,000 man hours every week.

The BJSS Graduate Programme combines theoretical learning via its BJSS Academy with practical delivery to real clients. Glynn Robinson, BJSS managing director, says: “Many congratulations to Aaron who has been identified as one of Europe’s most promising young software testers. We’re delighted that the BJSS Graduate Programme is successfully developing the skills of the next generation of IT talent.

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For further information, please contact:

David Clark
BJSS Media Relations
david.clark@bjss.com
+44 20 7337 9800

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BJSS and NHS Digital save NHS £10million

19 September 2016: BJSS is pleased to announce its work with NHS Digital to build the NHS e-Referral Service (NHS e-RS) has saved the NHS £10 million in its first year of operation.

The saving has been achieved due to this collaboration, resulting in a 60 per cent reduction in running costs compared to the Choose and Book system, which the NHS e-Referral Service replaced in June 2015.

NHS Digital has previously commissioned BJSS to work collaboratively to build one of the largest Open Source systems in the public sector, Spine 2, a critical part of the national healthcare infrastructure.

Adopting the BJSS Enterprise Agile approach enabled the joint NHS Digital and BJSS team to deliver a system with an 89 per cent reduction in response time, saving the NHS 750 hours every day. This includes development of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), which will enable GP clinical systems, secondary care provider systems and third party applications to interact with the NHS e-RS directly, removing the need for users to swap between applications and the professional user interface. It is expected that the first set of pilot APIs will be delivered to third party users by the end of 2016.

Beverley Bryant, Director of Digital Transformation at NHS Digital said: “Like the NHS Spine, which was redeveloped two years ago, the NHS e-Referral Service is benefiting from new software and agile working. Together, the systems have saved the NHS more than £70million, demonstrating the ways in which technology can benefit the NHS.”

Mike Buck, Head of Delivery and Practice Lead at BJSS says, “We are delighted with the exceptional results from the new NHS e-Referral Service, through the development of our work with the NHS Spine a few years ago and now the e-Referral Service. It is not only a testament of innovation in healthcare technology, but demonstrable proof Open Source can be used to deliver complex software solutions on a national scale.”

The NHS Spine is designed to allow developers and local teams to more easily develop innovative solutions to address the particular needs of patients and users. New assurance processes make it possible to safely bring new technologies to market faster than ever before.

Mike continues, “NHS Spine has provided far greater flexibility, enabling those working in healthcare to respond more effectively to customer demands and making it much easier for other suppliers to integrate with the infrastructure. We are extremely proud of the results and our contribution to this key piece of national healthcare infrastructure.”

Notes to editors

NHS Digital is the national information and technology provider for the health and care system. Our team of information analysis, technology and project management experts create, deliver and manage the crucial digital systems, services, products and standards upon which health and care professionals depend. Our vision is to harness the power of information and technology to make health and care better. NHS Digital is the new trading name for the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). We provide ‘Information and Technology for better health and care’. Find out more about our role and remit at www.digital.nhs.uk

For media enquiries, please contact the press office on 0300 303 3888 or media@nhsdigital.nhs.net

About BJSS

BJSS (www.bjss.com) is an award-winning delivery-focused IT Consultancy with over 20 years’ software development and IT advisory experience. The company is renowned for technical excellence, cost-effective delivery and its proven BJSS Enterprise Agile approach.

BJSS Corporate Communications Contacts:

MWWPR
Public Relations Advisors to BJSS
Tel:  +44 20 3725 2339
Email: bjss@mww.com

David Clark
BJSS Media Relations
Tel: +44 20 7337 9800
Email: david.clark@bjss.com

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BJSS to Represent UK in European Business Awards 2016/17

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6 September 2016: BJSS, the award-winning delivery-focused IT consultancy, has once again been named a National Champion for the United Kingdom in The European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM.

This is the third consecutive year that the company has been selected to represent the UK in Europe’s largest business competition. In the 2015/16 contest BJSS was also awarded a Ruban d’Honneur.

The Awards, now in their 10th year, are supported by business leaders, academics and political representatives from across Europe, and this year engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries. All EU member markets were represented plus Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Their combined revenue exceeded €1.2 trillion employing over 2.5 million people.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “Congratulations to BJSS who have been selected to represent their country as National Champions. They are central to the success of Europe’s strong business community, and have shown the core principles we look for of innovation, ethics and success.”

Glynn Robinson, BJSS Managing Director said: “We’re thrilled to have once again been chosen to represent the United Kingdom as a National Champion in the European Business Awards. Our sustained success is an acknowledgement of our business approach, the commitment of our people, and our continued community investments in youth and education.”

For further information, please contact:

Andrew Gape / Sara Lewis
Berkeley PR
Public Relations Advisors to BJSS
bjss@berkeleypr.co.uk
+44 1454 629 741

David Clark
BJSS Media Relations
david.clark@bjss.com
+44 20 7337 9800

 

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BJSS representará al Reino Unido en los European Business Awards 2016-17

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6 de Septiembre de 2016:  BJSS, la galardonada empresa que ofrece servicios de consultoría tecnológica enfocada en desarrollar modelos de negocios más eficientes y ágiles, ha sido seleccionada, por tercera vez consecutiva, como Campeona Nacional para el Reino Unido en los European Business Awards, la competición empresarial más prestigiosa e importante de Europa, patrocinados por RSM.

Este premio se suma a la lista de galardones obtenidos por BJSS en los últimos años. En 2015/16 fue condecorada con el Ruban d’Honneur en los European Business Awards, luego de haber competido inicialmente con más de 32.000 empresas de Europa.

Los European Business Awards, creados con el objetivo de apoyar el desarrollo de una comunidad empresarial más fuerte y exitosa, son patrocinados por empresarios, académicos y representantes políticos de toda Europa. En su décima edición, contaron con más de 33.000 empresas de 34 países, la mayoría miembros de la Unión Europea a excepción de Turquía, Noruega, Suiza, Serbia y la República de Macedonia. En conjunto, sus ingresos sobrepasan los €1.2 billones, empleando a más de 2.5 millones de personas.

Adrian Tripp, consejero delegado de los European Business Awards, expresó sus felicitaciones a BJSS por el gran éxito que supone resultar elegida como Campeón Nacional, y a su vez agregó: “BJSS y su equipo son vitales para el éxito de la comunidad empresarial más importante de Europa y han demostrado tener los principios fundamentales que buscamos en innovación, ética empresarial y éxito financiero”.

Por su parte, Glynn Robinson, el Director General de BJSS expresó “Estamos muy emocionados de haber sido seleccionados nuevamente para representar al Reino Unido como Campeona Nacional en los European Business Awards. Nuestro éxito sostenido es un reconocimiento de nuestro enfoque empresarial, el compromiso de nuestra gente y nuestra continua inversión en educación y formación de jóvenes profesionales.

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BJSS va représenter le Royaume-Uni lors des European Business Awards 2016-17

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6 Septembre 2016: BJSS, société de consulting spécialisée dans l’exécution et la livraison de projets informatiques complexes, et primée de multiples fois par diverses récompenses nationales et internationales, vient une nouvelle fois d’être choisie comme l’un des Champions Nationaux du Royaume-Uni pour les European Business Awards, un évènement sponsorisé par RSM.

Pour la troisième année consécutive, la société BJSS a en effet été sélectionnée pour représenter le Royaume-Uni dans la plus grande compétition d’entreprises en Europe. Lors du concours 2015/16, BJSS avait déjà reçu un Ruban d’Honneur pour récompenser son engagement.

Ce concours, qui fêtera bientôt ses dix ans, est soutenu par des chefs d’entreprises, des universitaires et des représentants politiques de toute l’Europe, et a vu cette année l’inscription de 33 000 entreprises, originaires de 28 pays différents : tous les pays membres de l’Union Européenne, ainsi que la Turquie, la Norvège, la Suisse, la Serbie et la République de Macédoine. Ces entreprises candidates emploient plus de 2,5 millions de personnes et leurs revenus combinés dépassent les 1 200 milliards d’euros.

Adrian Tripp, président des European Business Awards a déclaré : « Félicitations à BJSS, qui a été désigné comme Champion National pour représenter son pays. BJSS contribue grandement au succès global de la communauté entrepreneuriale en Europe, et a déjà démontré son adhérence aux principes de base que nous défendons : l’innovation, l’éthique et le succès. »

Glynn Robinson, le directeur général de BJSS, a déclaré : « Nous sommes ravis d’être une fois de plus choisis pour représenter le Royaume-Uni comme Champion National lors des prochains European Business Awards. Notre succès constant est la preuve de la reconnaissance de notre approche économique, de l’engagement permanent de nos employés et de notre investissement continuel dans la formation et l’éducation de jeunes professionnels. »

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BJSS supports Leeds Business Week 2016

22 August 2016: BJSS, the award-winning delivery-focused IT consultancy, announces sponsorship of Leeds Business Week, the UKs largest business programme.

Running from 17th to 21st October 2016, Leeds Business Week will offer over 100 business related events providing access to a host of first class delivery partners and a large line-up of seminars, webinars, workshops, exhibitions, conferences and product launches.

In addition to sponsoring “The Big Drinks Evening!”, a relaxed, sales free networking event, BJSS will also host four free-to-attend events at its Leeds Project Delivery Centre. Pre-registration for the BJSS events is now available at bjss.com/Leeds.

Mike Buck, Business Head for BJSS in Leeds says, “We’re thrilled to once again support Leeds Business Week and we look forward to engaging with the 3,000 contributors, global experts and delegates it attracts.”

Geoff Shepherd, Founder of business membership organisation, The Yorkshire Mafia says, “Leeds Business Week is all about building relationships. We are pleased to have established and continue our relationship with the internationally renowned and respected company BJSS, and we look forward to BJSS joining our celebrations as sponsors at Leeds Business Week 2016.”

For further information, please contact:

Andrew Gape / Sara Lewis
Berkeley PR
Public Relations Advisors to BJSS
bjss@berkeleypr.co.uk
+44 1454 629 741

David Clark
BJSS Media Relations
david.clark@bjss.com
+44 113 297 9797

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BJSS continues to supply the UK Government through new G-Cloud 8 framework

9 August 2016: BJSS, the award-winning delivery-focused IT Consultancy, has successfully renewed its long-standing G-Cloud supplier agreement with the UK Government.

Part of Government’s Digital Marketplace, G-Cloud is an initiative of the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) which acts on behalf of the Crown to drive savings for the taxpayer and improve the quality of commercial and procurement activity.

The agreement supports the Government’s policy to centrally manage the procurement of common goods and services through an integrated commercial function at the heart of government.

BJSS has supplied the Government and its agencies since G-Cloud was first introduced in 2012. The company has successfully delivered solutions to the NHS, FCO, DVSA, DEFRA, DVLA and Disclosure Scotland, and through the current iteration of the Digital Marketplace, BJSS adds to its existing portfolio of services.

Glynn Robinson, BJSS Managing Director, says: “As one of the leading suppliers to the UK Government via the CCS G-Cloud procurement framework, BJSS is pleased that we will be able to build on our track record of successful delivery and that we will continue to provide our award-winning services to a growing number of public sector clients.”

For further information, please contact:

David Clark
BJSS
Tel: +44 20 7337 9800
Email: david.clark@bjss.com

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