Atheon Analytics was crowned Technology Supplier of the Year at the 2013 Grocer Gold Awards, held at London's Guildhall on 11 June 2013. The awards ceremony, hosted by Patrick Kielty, celebrated the best in UK grocery retail over the previous 12 months, and named supermarket Aldi as Grocer of the Year.
The Technology Supplier category was contested by Atheon Analytics, Mobilize Systems, Slingshot and an in-house entry from grocer Londis. Atheon's entry was based on its JS Analytics service (now known as SKUview) and highlighted the commercial returns achieved by customers such as Petface; the judges commented on the outstanding financial benefits, and the huge need for improved visual tools to tackle the vast amounts of data collected by grocery suppliers.
The award was collected from Patrick Kielty and editor of The Grocer, Adam Leyland, by Guy Cuthbert (Managing Director) and Ian Hall (Commercial Director) of Atheon Analytics.
"We're delighted to have won the 2013 Technology Supplier of the Year award; it's the first time we have put forward any of our visual analytics systems for such recognition and it's wonderful to be rewarded in this way. It's fantastic validation for the whole Atheon Analytics team - all of whom are here tonight - and will spur us on to even greater achievements. We knew that we had created something very powerful when we saw the results that our clients were achieving, but we didn't expect to win a Grocer Gold at our first attempt - especially when we saw the quality of the other finalists in the Technology Supplier of the Year category."
Ian Hall added
"The SKUview service emerged from real-world needs; the challenge of meeting and exceeding the service, availability and sales needs of the best of British grocers. SKUview , now an award-winning service, is the first in a range of grocery insight systems we are developing, and we look forward to working with our clients to help them all achieve the very best they can from the data they collect."
For more on the Grocer Gold awards, including video footage of the evening, visit the Grocer Gold Awards website.