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BT Awards For Innovation in E-Business: The Winners

The BT Awards for Innovation in E-business have been announced by organisers ABFL, including the premier award, which this year went to the Thomas Cook Commercial Foreign Exchange (CFX) service.

The same site also took the Hitachi Europe Award for Innovation in e-business in the finance sector.

"Winning this award firmly establishes Thomas Cook as a leading force in the world of business finance and supports our belief that this system really will change the face of business foreign exchange forever," said Patrick Harrison, head of sales at Thomas Cook CFX.

Four hundred companies, some from as far away as Hong Kong, entered the programme and many of them sent representatives to last week's awards ceremony at Olympia. In case you missed it, here is a round-up of the winners in all the different categories:

  • The BT Award for Innovation in e-business 1998: Thomas Cook Commercial Foreign Exchange (CFX)
  • The Hitachi Europe Award for Innovation in e-business in the Finance Sector, in association with ECA: Thomas Cook Commercial Foreign Exchange (CFX)
  • The Express/BT e-business award for small businesses, in association with the British Chambers of Commerce: Mansfield Motors
  • Innovation in e-business in Media & IT, in association with NEWSdesk International: NMTV/Silicon
  • Innovation in e-business in Supply Chain Management, in association with the ANA: J. Sainsbury/Nestle
  • Innovation in e-business in the Service sector, in association with the IMIS: Seaforths Travel
  • Innovation in e-business in Retail, Travel & Transport, in association with Net Profit magazine: EMAP Online
  • Innovation in e-business in the Public Sector, in association with SITPRO: Cornwall Health Trust
  • Innovation in e-business in Europe, in association with EEMA: Quality Bakers
  • The ABFL Award for Collaborative Advantage: Surrey Police

Special commendations:

  • E-business applied to local economic and social challenges: Electronic Village, Glasgow
  • Chairman's Commendation for the Management of Change: The Post Office
  • Chairman's Commendation for Sustained Innovation: Charles Schwab Europe