Shoothill listed as one of the top 50 most creative companies in the UK
This week, Creative England, a not-for-profit organisation that supports and invests in the UK creative industry, released a new report celebrating the breadth of the creative economy across England. The Creative England 50 study showcases the firms across England that have turned a bright idea into a commercial success.
Spanning film, video games, apps, and other new digital media, the report shows that the creative economy touches every sector, from health care to education to car insurance. In addition to highlighting some of the most creative businesses in England, the report focused on ten outstanding companies who were also chosen as Future Leaders and Shoothill was named as one of them.
Selected by a panel of Judges included Nicola Mendelsohn, Vice president of Facebook EMEA and Rory Cellan Jones, Chief Technology Correspondent at the BBC, entrepreneur and investor Saul Klein and Stuart Rock, Editor in Chief for the Business is GREAT campaign, these companies were identified as demonstrating innovation, strong growth, promise and the potential to disrupt their sector with true innovation.
Shoothill chosen as a Future Leader
The judges were particularly impressed by the way that Shoothill is using its expertise to support communities. A key project – part-funded by Creative England – is the library search system at the Library of Birmingham. The solution developed, called FLiC, showcases Shoothill’s Megafiche® technology and expertise in high-end data visualisation solutions.
The software is currently being used to create an interactive visual search method for the Library of Birmingham’s Warwickshire Photographic Survey. The Survey was founded in 1890 to create a photographic record of the urban and rural landscape of Warwickshire. Shoothill’s digitisation project is cataloguing the 20,000+ photographs to form a searchable online image database to preserve a record of the area’s history for future generations.
In the report Creative England states “After winning numerous awards for its software and apps, Shoothill is a shining example of how creative technology can provide solutions across multiple sectors.”
Shoothill were also recognised for Innovation by winning the Guardian & Virgin Media Business Awards for FloodAlerts and most recently, the Open Data Institute’s, Open Data Innovation Awards for GaugeMap.