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Telemetrics specialist Microlise is the Chamber’s Nottinghamshire Business of the Year

Telematics and transport management solution provider Microlise has won the East Midlands Chamber Nottinghamshire Business of the Year Award 2018.


(Picture L-R: Jonathan Dolby (Microlise) collects his award from Alistair Wesson (Mazars)


The Microlise telematics, proof of delivery and journey management package helps customers reduce both costs and the environmental impact of their fleet operations.

This is achieved by maximising vehicle utilisation, increasing operational efficiency and improving economy and safety while helping to deliver the very best customer experience by providing real-time visibility of the fleet against schedule.

The Eastwood-based company, which now has offices in Scandinavia, UAE, India and Australia, has seen huge growth in its international operations, with its India office alone growing to over 100 staff.

Receiving the award from Mazars, the headline sponsor of the Chamber’s Business Awards 2018, Jonathan Dolby, Marketing Director at Microlise, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to win these awards. It really is a testament to the hard work everybody at Microlise has put in over the last few years and continues to put in every day.”

The company was one of 12 to win an award on the night, as the Chamber celebrated the strength and successes of businesses across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

To qualify as a contender for the supreme accolade of Business of the Year, Microlise had already won the Excellence in International Trade Award.

Chamber President Rob Mayo said: “One of the primary objectives for my Presidential year has been to celebrate the successes of our members and to encourage them to take advantage of the many opportunities for growth, both here in the UK and around the world.

“Taking part in the Chamber’s Business Awards, the only local awards to offer winners the chance to go on to compete on a regional and national stage at the British Chambers of Commerce Awards, is just one way to be part of that celebration. We congratulate every winner tonight and every organisation that made it through the final shortlist.

“Winning awards is not a vainglorious pursuit. Taking part in the competition encourages an organisation to look closely at what they do best. Making it through to the final is cause for celebration in itself and whether you get that far or walk off with the ultimate crown, you should shout about that success and proclaim to the world that yours is one of the best businesses out there.”