Awards and Recognition

We pride ourselves on providing award-winning services, having been recognised as a market leader by many industry bodies and companies. Gradwell has been awarded excellent reviews and numerous accolades by such prestigious names as Deloitte, The Internet Service Providers Assocation (ISPA) and the Federation of Communciation Services (FCS).


2014 - ITSPA Award Winner: Highly Commended in the Best Business ITSP (SME)

We are very happy to have been recognised as one of the UKs top ITSPs at the ITSPA awards.

Gradwell was awarded the Best Business ITSP (SME) category for Multi User VoIP at the 2014 Internet Telephony Service Provider Association (ITSPA) industry awards.

The awards, with a glittering ceremony at the House of Commons last night, reflect the different services provided by the VoIP industry.


Gradwell - accredited as a ‘One to watch’ company

 

2013 - Accredited as a ‘One to watch’ organisation by Best Companies

Gradwell has been accredited as a ‘One to watch’ organisation by Best Companies in its 2013 listings.

Best Companies celebrate the very best of the UK’s employers including independent businesses, blue chip corporations, the public sector and charities. Following a thorough employee survey and organisation questionnaire, we were found to be flourishing. The results put us amongst the most promising business prospects in the UK.

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2013 – SPARKie Winner: Best Service Provider to the Tech Sector

Gradwell has been named ‘Best Service Provider to Tech Sector’ in the fourth annual Bath SPARKies award ceremony, held at Komedia Bath.2013 Sparkie Awards Winner

The SPARKies celebrate the very best of the region’s digital and tech sector and formed part of the Bath Digital Festival (14th to 24th March).

Dr Peter Gradwell, founder of Gradwell comments: “Ever since I founded Gradwell 14 years ago I have been committed to investing in and developing our technology in order to best serve customers of all sizes. I am genuinely delighted that this has been recognised.”

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2013 - ITSPA Finalist: Highly Commended in the Best Business ITSP (SME)

We are very happy to have been recognised as one of the UKs top ITSPs at the ITSPA awards.

Gradwell were shortlisted in the Best Business ITSP (SME) category for Multi User VoIP at the 2013 Internet Telephony Service Provider Association (ITSPA) industry awards.

The awards, with a glittering ceremony at the House of Commons last night, reflect the different services provided by the VoIP industry.


2012 – Bath Business Awards Finalist: Business of the Year

We are very happy to have been one of just three local business shortlisted for Business of the Year.

Gradwell was recognised for its achievements as a growing business, and its commitment to the local community. The Business of the Year is the most prestigious award at the ceremony, which took place at Bath Racecourse on September 27th.

The event was sponsored by City of Bath and Norton-Radstock colleges on behalf of the West of England Higher Appenticeships Consortium, B&NES Council, SouthGate, Baker Tilly, First Great Western, Crest Nicholson, Bishop Fleming, the Bath BID, Thrings, and Withy King. 

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2012 - ISPA Finalist: Best Internet Telephony

The finalists for the 14th annual Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) awards have been announced, with Gradwell making the list for Best Internet Telephony for the 3rd year in a row.

More than 40 companies have been nominated over 12 categories, such as Best New ISP and the new Customer Choice Award, with the winners being decided by an independent panel of ISPA judges at a ceremony in London on July 3rd.

We will be fighting it out with Adepteo, iNet Telecoms, KC Business, Orbis Telecom and Telappliant to be named the UK’s best business VoIP provider. All Best Business Telephony entrants underwent two months of rigorous testing by ISPA’s technical testing partner Malden Electronics.

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2012 - ITSPA Award Winners: Highly Commended in the Best Business ITSP (SME) and Best Business ITSP (Micro) finalist

We are very happy to have scooped a top VoIP industry accolade for the fourth year in a row.

Gradwell were highly commended in the Best Business ITSP (SME) category for Multi User VoIP at the 2012 InternetTelephony Service Provider Association (ITSPA) industry awards.

The awards, with a glittering ceremony at the House of Commons last night, reflect the different services provided by the VoIP industry. This year saw the highest number of award applications over the eight award categories.

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2011 -  FCS Award Winners: Communications Provider of the Year

Gradwell was named as the UK’s best Communications Provider at the Federation of Communication Services (FCS) awards, which formed part of the group's 30th birthday celebrations.

Gradwell beat off tough competition to claim the award as the stand-out provider across the radio, mobile, fixed and IP telephony markets. The award, which aims to foster excellence, and recognise and reward innovation in the communications industry, was presented to Managing Director Peter Gradwell by political editor John Sergeant.

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2011 -  ITSPA Award Winners: Most Innovative VoIP Product and Best Business ITSP (SMEs) (Highly commended)

Gradwell was named as one of the UK’s best VoIP providers for the third year running at the 2011 ITSPA Awards. Gradwell Mobile secured the Most Innovative VoIP Product title, beating off competition from the likes of Vonage and Digium, while Gradwell was also highly commended in the Best Business ITSP for small businesses category, having been named a finalist for the 3rd year running.

The 3rd annual awards, after the ceremonies held in December 2008 and December 2009, recognise the success stories within the Internet telephony industry.

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2010 -  Deloitte UK Tech Fast 50 and Europe Tech Fast 500

The Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 Awards programme, in its thirteenth year in 2010, covers both public and private companies in all areas of technology, from Internet specialists, telecommunications and computers to life sciences and semiconductors.

Gradwell was ranked as one of the UK’s top 50 fastest-growing companies, coming 50th in the national list and 2nd in the South West rankings. The Technology Fast 50 noted that Gradwell had seen a revenue increase of 652% during the previous five years.

This is the third time that Gradwell has featured in the rankings having previously being included on the 2005 and 2009 list.

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2010 - ISPA Awards Winner: Best Business Telephony

Gradwell was awarded the ‘Best Internet Telephony’ accolade at a ceremony for the 2010 Internet Services Provider’s Association (ISPA) awards, held at the London Grosvenor Marriott Hotel.

The Internet Industry Awards, now in their 12th year, recognise the best individuals and organisations in the UK internet industry, following laborious testing and an independent judging process by broadband communications authority Epitiro, as well as celebrating innovation and best practice.

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2009 - ITSPA Awards Finalist: Best Business ITSP (SMEs)

Gradwell was named as one of the UK’s best VoIP providers after the finalists for the 2009 ITSPA Awards were announced.

The 2nd annual awards ceremony followed on from the inaugural event in 2008, at which Gradwell was named Best Business ITSP for UK SMEs, and once again recognised the success stories within the Internet telephony industry.

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2009 - FSB Bath Awards Winners: Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Most Innovative Company (Highly Commended)

Gradwell was amongst the local organisations recognised by the Bath Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) at its 2009 awards ceremony. Gradwell was highly commended in the Most Innovative Company category, while Managing Director Peter Gradwell was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

The awards, judged by some of Bath’s most distinguished business experts, are held to honour the accomplishments and achievements of the region’s best small companies and business people.

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2009 - Deloitte UK Tech Fast 50 and Europe Tech Fast 500

The Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 Awards programme, in its twelfth year in 2009, covers both public and private companies in all areas of technology, from Internet specialists, telecommunications and computers to life sciences and semiconductors.

Gradwell was ranked as one of the UK’s top 50 fastest-growing companies, coming 44th in the national list and 4th in the South West rankings. The Technology Fast 50 noted that Gradwell had seen a revenue increase of 726% during the previous five years.

This is the second time that Gradwell has featured in the rankings having previously being included on the 2005 list.

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2008 - ITSPA Awards Winner: Best Business ITSP

Gradwell, the UK’s leading VoIP operator for UK business, won the innaugral ITSPA (Internet Telephony Providers Association) award for Best Business ITSP for UK SMEs.

Beating rivals such as BT, Enta, Hipcom, Inclarity, Voipfone and Viatel; Peter Gradwell, Managing Director of Gradwell, received the award in the presence of Derek Wyatt MP (Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Communications) and Ian Taylor MP.

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2008 - Comms Business Awards Finalist: Hosted IP Telephony Supplier of the Year

Gradwell was named amongst the UK's leading Hosted VoIP providers at the 2008 Comms Business Awards.

Comms Business is an industry publication, and their annual awards ceremony is designed to recognise excellence in the service providers and resellers within the communications community.

Within the Hosted IP Telephony supplier category, the judges were looking to identify simple and compelling channel propositions, ease of deployment solutions and quality of service.

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2007 - Expert Reviews: Best Buy and 5 stars

Expert Reviews, from the publishers of PC Pro and Computer Shopper, analysed Gradwel's Business VoIP offering. They awarded it 5 stars and named it a 'Best Buy'.

They mention "you get a lot for your money", as well as stating that the call quality was "excellent" and it is "impossible to tell the difference between this and a regular landline". For newly-created SMEs, Gradwell VoIP "is a well-priced service with tons of features, and it can expand to meet growing demand, too"

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2005 - Deloitte UK Tech Fast 50

The Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 Awards programme, in its twelfth year in 2009, covers both public and private companies in all areas of technology, from Internet specialists, telecommunications and computers to life sciences and semiconductors.

Gradwell was ranked as one of the UK’s top 50 fastest-growing companies, leading the way in the South West.

This was the first time that Gradwell featured in the prestigious rankings, until being listed again in 2009.

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2005 - E-Commerce Awards Highly Commended - Best Use of Broadband and Best Online Customer Care

The E-Commerce awards were organised by the Department of Trade and Industry and Interforum.

The awards were designed to recognise and reward those organisations that demonstrated excellence through the use of the Internet and other Information & Communications Technologies.

Gradwell was praised for the way business VoIP improved customer's use of Broadband, as well as the way we used information & communications technologies to provide value to customers.

The awards were Gradwell's second appearance in a row after winning awards in 2004.

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2004 - E-Commerce Award Winners: Best Use of Broadband and Teleworking (Highly Commended)

The E-Commerce awards were organised by the Department of Trade and Industry and Interforum.

The awards were designed to recognise and reward those organisations that demonstrated excellence through the use of the Internet and other Information & Communications Technologies.

Gradwell was praised for the way business VoIP improved customer's use of Broadband, as well the way we utilised Information and Communication Technologies to allow employees to work from home and provide flexible working opportunities.