Cisco specialist Arrowdawn nominated for two UK awards and on track for record turnover

Award-winning Arrowdawn, the integrated network communications specialist, is on track to achieve record turnover of £1.2m for its financial year-end later this month and has reached the finals of two UK IT awards.

The figures will cap a year of rapid growth for the Cisco specialist. The Aberdeen-based company was named Cisco Scottish Commercial Partner of the Year 2010 – a year after winning Cisco Scottish Small-Medium Business Partner of the Year.

Arrowdawn today announced it has also been named a finalist in the Small IT Supplier of the Year category of the UK IT Industry Awards 2010, organised by BCS – the chartered institute of IT. The company has also been shortlisted in the Converged Reseller of the Year awards at the CRN Channel Awards 2010.

Arrowdawn’s turnover this year is a near 80% rise on last year’s figure of £670,000. The company, which has a staff of 7, recently moved to larger premises in the west end to cope with expected demand.

Managing Director Gordon Adie said: “We’re delighted we are on track to record such a rise in turnover and thrilled to be nominated for two UK awards.

“It’s very much a team effort at Arrowdawn and if we continue to offer the same industry expertise and level of service there is no reason why the company can’t grow again next year.”

The final of the 2010 UK IT Industry Awards will take place on Thursday, November 11, at the Battersea Park Events Arena in London, while the CRN Awards take place a week later at the same venue.

Arrowdawn was also nominated in the Best Use of ICT and Overall Small Business (Up to 50 Full-time employees) categories at the Northern Star Business Awards, the flagship event of the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce.

Arrowdawn has gained a reputation for handling complex communication, process and network solutions for small, medium and large-sized companies from 5 to 1,500 users.

It was recently awarded a contract by the air traffic control service NATS, formerly National Air Traffic Services, to provide network support for a surveillance system that covers areas in the North Sea previously beyond the range of land-based radar.

Arrowdawn deals with any technical issues that arise in relation to the offshore Cisco network, establishing the cause and either carrying out remedial work directly or liaising with third parties – such as telecoms providers or platform network teams – to resolve the problem.

The company has also completed an 18-month project to upgrade the process control network for a major operator to enhance safety and efficiency.

Arrowdawn supplies IP telephony systems and network infrastructure solutions to local, national and international companies and works across a range of industry sectors including energy, human resources and property.