Calligo wins Digital Growth Business of the Year and CEO Julian Box is named Digital Leader of the Year

2021 is off to a stellar start for Calligo.

At the Digital Jersey Tech Awards 2020 virtual awards evening, Calligo was announced as the Digital Growth Business of the Year for its achievements throughout last year, while Julian Box was named the Digital Leader of the Year.

Calligo was named Digital Growth Business of the Year because of its growth in five key areas:

Geographic growth
In only 10 months of 2020, Calligo completed three acquisitions in Ireland, integrating them all together and with the wider global organisation to create one of the largest providers of managed services in Ireland.
UK expansion   A fourth acquisition was also completed in 2020, this time in the UK. Network Integrity Services was added to expand Calligo’s local UK presence, while also growing the skills and capabilities that can be made available to customers throughout Europe and North America.
Service additions   2020 saw the addition of Calligo’s Machine Learning as a Service to the portfolio. This is the first and only managed service to simultaneously address all six of the key barriers to businesses adopting machine learning: data quality, complexity, security, accuracy, data privacy and of course, cost.
Reputational growth   In 2020 alone, Calligo has been ranked 18th on the MSP 501, the global annual rankings of the strongest managed service providers, plus joined the Top 100 of The Growth List (the official ranking of the fastest growing businesses operating in Canada), joined the Top 100 of the Public Cloud MSPs listing and was shortlisted for three awards for our data services in the European IT & Software Excellence Awards (results in 2021).
Financial growth   All this activity has translated into strong commercial success, with Calligo able to show the judges a consistent trend of strong annual financial growth over the last three years, which is predicted to continue into 2021.

Meanwhile, the Digital Jersey judges were also impressed by Julian Box’s personal leadership of the company throughout 2020, awarding him the Digital Leader of the Year prize.

Arthur Mainja from KPMG, the category sponsors, added during the awards presentation:

“With Digital leader of the Year, we are looking for someone putting clear water between themselves and the competition. The three things we were looking for were:

  • Strategic leadership
  • Using data as an asset
  • Someone who is modernising how services are delivered

There is no longer business strategy and technology strategy – there is just strategy.

Data can be a very powerful asset. We wanted to see a leader who has managed to unlock the power of data, empowering insights for their customers’ needs, achieving operational efficiencies and managing risks effectively. We wanted the Digital Leader of the Year to have demonstrated that they have modernised how they deliver digital services to organisations.”

“I am very humbled by these awards – two in one night! We have a clear strategy of ambitious growth supported by acquisition, and to have achieved what we did in 2020 – double figure organic growth and four acquisitions – is testament to the determination and focus of every individual in the team. Not only because of the hard work that is clearly evident from what we have accomplished, but also the manner in which we did it: supporting each other across borders and through 2020’s difficulties, while keeping the customer at the front of our minds. I am of course very proud of the part I had to play in it, but I am far prouder of the efforts of the team.”

Julian Box, Founder & CEO, Calligo