Anglias development director Receives IT Developer of the Year Accolade

Anglia Business Solutions development director Richard Jones (pictured)has been awarded the industry accolade of IT Developer of the Year at the British Computer Society (BCS) IT Professional Awards, held at Londons Grosvenor House Hotel.

Richard won the award for his work in developing Anglias suite of Microsoft .NET tools for deploying business mobility applications. Of winning the award, he said: In recent years I have worked with Windows Mobile using the .Net Compact Framework and SQL Compact building tools to streamline the process of building Line of Business Applications. My team and I have worked on ways to efficiently deploy reliable partially connected applications and came up with a tool called DataMaker. DataMaker automates the production of the data layer, you simply point the tool at a SQL table and it does the rest, churning out reliable Compact Framework code.

Managing director David Hurley added: Anglias .NET based business applications have been a key factor in many of the national awards for customer solutions won by Anglia in recent years. The degree of innovation shown by Richard in their design and development has been impressive. The systems deployed have generated many hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of business value for our customers. This prestigious national award is a fitting tribute to his skills and dedication.

The BCS IT Professional Awards are recognised the leading hallmark of success amongst practitioners in the IT industry today. For the IT Developer category, the judges were looking for evidence of developments that have been successfully implemented, have met the speci?ed requirements and have impacted upon the organizations performance with signi?cant business bene?t.

About Anglia Business Solutions
Anglia Business Solutions is a 25-year-old software and IT consultancy organisation with extensive supply chain expertise. The company is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, holding Microsoft Competencies in Mobility Solutions, Microsoft Business Solutions, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions and Information Worker Solutions. Anglia serves a national customer base from its offices at Harston Mill, near Cambridge. The company is organised into four specialist business units each targeted at specific technology sectors. Integration Services facilitate the provision and configuration of a stable and secure networking and communications infrastructure. Business Management Solutions design and implement core financial, CRM, manufacturing and distribution solutions based upon the Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP solution. The Software Development Team design and develop client specific applications and implement e-commerce solutions based on Microsoft .NET technologies.

In January 2005, the company set up a specialist independent software vendor (ISV) operation. This investment was designed to produce leading edge vertical applications based on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly known as Navision) platform. Dynamics NAV is a global leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) application suite now used by over 50,000 companies worldwide.

LINKFresh is the first product of the ISV operation and is already establishing a reputation as a leading packaged business management system for the fresh produce sector. LINKFresh is currently the only Microsoft Dynamics NAV approved add-on package for the fresh produce industry. The application was developed in the worldwide version of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform and is already attracting global interest.

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