For the second time in five years, we’ve won one of the country’s most prestigious and respected business honours – the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation

Following our success five years ago in winning our inaugural Queen’s Award, this time our innovative work in developing and launching our Gateway Compliance Matrix resource management system caught the judging panel’s eye.

For the uninitiated, the platform is unique in that it allows us to more accurately target and compete for contracts by automatically assessing the risk, management and compliance obligations for each project.

Jason Knights, Managing Director, Ground Control, comments

This is fantastic news as the Queen’s Award is recognition of the effort and investment we put in to create and maintain external spaces that are safe, functional and enjoyable for all our workers. The need for the system evolved out of our continued growth and diversification. As we’ve expanded, so has the difficulty, challenges and complexity of managing and recording the compliance  requirements for each project.
Using the system allows us to target the right mix of work and to continually and accurately assess and manage the risk. It also allows our customers to see how we safely and efficiently control and manage complex compliance records at scale.
The platform is already proving its worth and played a central role in helping us win a complex, long-term contract with National Grid. Its use eliminated the need for lengthy consultations with senior management and instead, the complex compliance and training requirements were accurately assessed, cross-referenced and authorised in a matter of hours – rather than days.
The technology delivers another key advantage – a wider distribution of knowledge and decision-making. The use of the rules-based system will enable authorised experts from across the company to assess, act and make timely decisions whilst managing risk.
It’s a classic ‘win-win’ situation’,” said Jason Knights. “Using the Gateway Compliance Matrix gives us a competitive advantage in winning new contracts over our rivals – it offers our customers an improved and more efficient service – and our workers are more engaged and productive.

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