We’re very excited to announce that our director Paul has been invited to Buckingham Palace for tomorrow’s prestigious Civil Service Awards.

Our digital department recently worked as part of the team behind a groundbreaking online crime reporting service that has been piloted with Surrey and Sussex Police. The project is nominated within the Civil Service Awards’ Innovation category, so Paul has received a special invitation to join the team for the ceremony.

The Innovation category recognises personnel who seek new and better solutions to key challenges or issues.

With the potential to save up to £3.7 million and around 180,000 police hours nationally per year, Online Crime Reporting offers significant scope for efficiency savings. As a nationally scalable service, it will also help to reduce the fragmentation of Police digital service provision.

Central to the successful development of the system was our use of Agile methodology, a process that dictates a strong focus on designing for user needs, collaboration and rapid development and iteration. Extensive user testing was carried out in fortnightly 'sprints' throughout the build to ensure that the end-to-end service is easy to use and accessible.

As you can imagine Paul was very excited to receive his invitation to a reception hosted by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh (although not quite as excited as his mum). We’re extremely proud of him and the whole digital team for this nomination; it’s fantastic recognition for their hard work!

The team who worked on Online Crime Reporting
Paul (centre) with Iain (left), Trenchfoot (second left) and Liam (right) who worked on the Online Crime Reporting project

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