Award-winning IT services provider, FDM Group, triumphed at the 2010 UK IT Industry Awards last night as a medallist for ‘Best IT Supplier of the Year’. This prestigious award is a benchmark for excellence throughout the computer industry and recognises the commitment FDM has made to the use, development and deployment of IT in the past 12 months. As the UK’s largest IT graduate employer, FDM continue to train high calibre IT Consultants year on year, supplying quality services to over 200 clients worldwide. The UK IT Industry Awards are a platform for the entire IT profession to celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence, and the company beat over 10,000 applications to be shortlisted as a finalist for both ‘Best IT Supplier of the Year’ and ‘IT Employer of the Year’, competing with giant blue-chip companies IBM, Capgemini and Northgate Managed Services. FDM is responsible for launching the IT careers of over 2000 individuals to date through its award-winning graduate Academy. The company triumphed in October as ‘Best Technical Graduate Recruiter’ at the National Graduate Recruitment Awards’, and in February as ‘Training Department of the Year’ (silver) at the Institute of IT Training Awards. FDM is also a finalist for ‘Company of the Year’ at this year’s Growing Business Awards. Commenting on its success, FDM Marketing Manager Nabila Salem said: “FDM has gained over 20 new clients in the past 12 months, which is testament to FDM’s excellence as an IT services supplier. FDM will continue to grow and expand even in tough times because of our unique business model, which brings people and technology together in the most effective way.” David Clarke, Chief Executive Office at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, commented: “The projects and work showcase the professionalism that exists among IT professionals and also highlights the value of IT today and the way it touches so many areas of society. To qualify as a finalist is terrific; to win is an absolutely fantastic achievement in these highly contested awards”. Robin Booth, Publishing Director of Computing added: “On behalf of Computing, I would like to congratulate the winners and medalists on their achievements. The UK IT Industry Awards are rigorously judged and as a result truly celebrate innovation and best practice in IT today”.