For the second time in five years, Ground Control have won The Queen’s Award For Enterprise, one of the country’s most prestigious and respected business honours.
After the success of winning the inaugural Queen’s Award five years ago, this year Ground Control’s work is innovative in developing and launching a Gateway Compliance Matrix resource management system caught the judging panel’s eye.
The platform is unique, allowing the company to more accurately target and compete for contracts by automatically assessing the risk, management and compliance obligations for each project.
Targeting the right selection of people, the system allows customers to see how Ground Control safely and efficiently control and manage complex compliance records at scale.
Jason Knights, Managing Director, Ground Control, said: “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.”
The platform has already played an important role in helping Ground Control win a long-term contract with National Grid by eliminating long 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.
A further key advantage is that there is wider distribution of expertise 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.
Jason Knights said: “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.”