CENTURY has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Digital Innovation in the Public Sector Award at the 2018 Digital Entrepreneur Awards (DEAs).

CENTURY was developed to provide accessible and effective education to all students, to address substantial gaps in student success with special capability to produce the same results for SEN and non-SEN learners. The tech has recently been leveraged to create a free CPD training platform for teachers that provides effective upskilling on digital fluency. This award is a meaningful recognition of this work.

The DEAs are the only national awards dedicated to championing digital entrepreneurialism and innovation across the UK.

Priya Lakhani, CENTURY Founder and CEO, said ‘it’s an honour to be among such a talented group of finalists. CENTURY is committed to leveraging advanced technology to provide meaningful, scalable solutions to benefit a sector with socio-economic, geographic, and individual barriers to education.’

The finalists surpassed competition from hundreds of businesses that entered, across 20 award categories.

The awards, now in their 14th year, cover categories encompassing every component of today’s online business ecosystem – from enigmatic leadership to forward-thinking development and cutting-edge creative. Categories include Social Media Campaign of the Year, Most Innovative use of Video or Animation and the coveted Digital Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Previous winners of the awards span a range of sectors, from retail giants like Sainsbury’s and Mothercare to smaller, more agile digital specialists like Social Chain and Clicky Media.

Among the judging panel are Jacqueline de Rojas, president of techUK and chair of the Digital Leaders Board; Heather Waters, enterprise manager at NatWest; Vikas Shah, CEO of Swiscot Group; Susie Ma, founder and CEO of Tropic Skincare; Naomi Timperley, co-founder of Tech North Advocates and chair of Capital Pilot; and Jon Woodall, founder & managing director of Space 48.

One of the UK’s true tech heavyweights joins the judging panel this year. President of techUK and chair of Digital Leaders, Jacqueline de Rojas serves on the government’s Digital Economy Council and is an advisor to a number of fast-moving tech companies.

Commenting on the DEAs, de Rojas said: “We are known as a nation of innovators and of entrepreneurs. It is quite simply a privilege to judge the technologies and innovators at the frontier of change. 

“The UK is a nation of technological significance and shining a light on entrepreneurship in this space is a way of investing in our digital future.

“I have seen the smallest of changes make the biggest of differences and I am delighted to see the creativity of our digital entrepreneurs fixing real-world problems that are worth solving.”

Visit https://www.digital-entrepreneur.co.uk/ for a full list of finalists or for details on how to book a table at the final ceremony.