New categories have been added to this year’s UK IT Industry Awards – and Kirklees companies operating in the sector are urged to take part.

The awards include categories for software developer, security professional and services company of the year. The awards, run by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT and Computing, provide a platform for best practice, innovation and excellence in the IT profession.

Entrants can be organisations or individuals in IT across the public, not-for-profit and commercial sectors.

In total, there are 25 categories focusing on the contribution of individuals, projects, organisations and technologies that have excelled in the use, development and deployment of IT in the past 12 months.

Last year, the Awards attracted more than 325 entries Winners included Transport for London, Palletways, LV=, Derby university and EE.

Entry is via an online application process and initial judging will take place in August. In October, finalists will give presentations or an interview with an expert panel of judges.

The winners will be announced on November 12 at a gala evening event at the Battersea Park Events Arena, London.

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