Chipside wins coveted Queen’s Award for Innovation
23 April 2019: Chipside, a provider of parking and traffic management IT to more than 160 UK local authorities, has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2019, selected for its outstanding achievement and commercial success in innovation.
The Queen's Awards for Enterprise is an awards programme for British businesses and other organisations that excel in three categories; International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development, with an additional Award for Enterprise Promotion (QAEP), awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to promoting and enhancing enterprise among UK entrepreneurs and companies. The Queen's Awards for Enterprise, which are the highest official UK accolade for British businesses, aim to promote excellence and drive economic growth.
Founded in 2003 and employing 50 people, Chipside is a specialist software development company providing digital ticketing and permitting products and services to more than half of all local and national government authorities in the UK.
Paul Moorby OBE, CEO of Chipside, said: “Winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation is a fantastic achievement for our company and welcome recognition for the hard work and results I have seen from my team in recent years”.
“We have worked hard to digitally transform local government and this is why we continually reinvest in innovation to improve our software suite – introducing new services to customers such as back office notice processing and MiPermit digital permits. We look forward to moving forward and continuing to build upon our success, growing as a tech company and improving our services to meet the potential of the UK’s connected cities.”
Chipside enables the simple, effective and efficient delivery of smart city initiatives. The first digital platform of its kind, its automated processes deliver cost saving benefits and data analysis opportunities to clients. Chipside can help local authorities combine large datasets - such as analysis of traffic flows - with real-time on-street parking demand. This can enable the setting of demand-led parking tariffs and inform decisions around traffic management policies, the building of new parking facilities and the development of new resident parking schemes.