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Speechmatics win two National Business Awards for Innovation and Growth

Date: Friday, December 14th, 2018

Last week I was in London for what was to be first of two National Business Award wins that evening. I attended the SME National Business Awards at Wembley Stadium where we were crowned winners of the High Growth Business of the Year Award.

The innovation and high growth awards were fantastic recognition of Speechmatics’ achievements over the past year and reflect our amazing team and hard work.

In particular, the judges for the High Growth Business Award commented: the impressive revenue growth, potential applications, ability to collaborate and evolve has created a winning proposition.” – SME National Business Awards. The award not only focused on our impressive growth to date, but also focused on scalability and how well prepared and equipped we are for future growth.

The Innovation Award form UKBusiness Awards recognised our ability to adapt and change to market demands to ensure a positive future. The application was based upon our unique machine learning framework which gives us the ability to build and maintain language packs at a rapid rate. Our initiative transforms the accessibility of our technology on a global scale.

It was great to be amongst so many other great companies and guests at the event. There was a wide variety of businesses in attendance, from charities to pubs and restaurants, networking groups, and manufacturers, and I was pleased to meet several people from Cambridge and the surrounding area being recognised on a national stage. The atmosphere was fantastic with some live music to kick start the evening and, at one point, a conga line got momentum amongst the audience – who’d have thought! There was a moving talk from the representative of the Diana Award, the food was good, and seeing our national stadium completely empty (aside from myself and two lovely ladies from Grub Club Cambridge) was something.










It was a fantastic end to the awards season and something that the team should be proud of. It’s a great achievement to be recognised by two huge national awarding bodies and we’re looking forward to what next year has in store for us.

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Kathryn Lye, Speechmatics








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