Sonocent celebrates winning prestigious ICT Company of the Year award
Sonocent has been celebrating winning a BETT award by employing a wall artist at BETT, the world’s largest technology show held in London each year.
Josh Widdicombe, star of Channel 4’s ‘The Last Leg’, ‘Stand Up for the Week’ and BBC1’s 'QI', ‘Mock the Week’ and ‘Live at the Apollo’ presented the company with their award for ICT Company of the Year - Less than £1m turnover on Wednesday 21st January at The Brewery, in London.
The judges singled out Sonocent from a shortlist of six companies for their steady growth and customer support.
Sonocent Ltd was founded in 2007 and sells into primary, secondary schools as well as tertiary education sector. Their flagship product Audio Notetaker started out as an innovative solution for students with dyslexia who were struggling to take notes and retain information from lectures. It quickly became clear that it had much wider application and could be used by business, researchers and the media.
The company now has over 60,000 users and is growing rapidly by 2,000 installations per month. 70% of purchasers use Audio Notetaker at least once a week and 96.6% would recommend it to a friend or colleague.
In July 2014, Sonocent launched the companion iOS app, Sonocent Recorder, to help students and educators capture and annotate sound when they are out and about using mobile device.
Sheffield-based illustrator Geo Law spent the week at Bett creating 7-foot high, 38-foot wide doodle across stand C501. It explored the theme: 'What leads to better learning?'
Law lists his influences as computer games, comic book heroes, cartoons and Japanese manga. He has previously been commissioned to pen permanent illustrations for the offices of Facebook and Microsoft and was invited to liven up a children’s waiting room at Leeds General Infirmary.
The Sonocent Doodle has taken inspiration from delegate’s answers to questions such as 'Which study skills do students need in order to excel at learning?' and, 'What are the barriers that students face when developing speaking and listening skills?'
Dave Tucker, Director of Sonocent, said: ‘It has been a real delight having Geo Law with us this week providing a visual representation of the power and reach of Audio Notetaker. It has been talking point for many of the visitors at our stand. We are very pleased to have won this prestigious award. We were up against strong competition but the judges recognised our commitment to helping our customers get the best support and advice. ’
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