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Cloud Design Box finalists in Hull Live Business Awards 2023

Cloud Design Box is celebrating nominations for two categories in this year’s Hull Live Business Awards.

As a company, we have been shortlisted for Best Place to Work, while our IT Operations Lead Joe Bannister is a finalist for Rising Star 2023.

Hull Live Awards

We are thrilled to be shortlisted for Best Place to Work, as we always say Cloud Design Box is more than just a team, we’re a family.  

With a close-knit group of 19 individuals, compromising both office and remote workers, everyone knows one another, and each member is valued for their unique contributions. 

Cloud Design Box TeamCloud Design Box Team at the Company Conference 2023

Our company is dedicated to improving education. Every member of the team shares the same common goal of enhancing educational and business experiences, whilst simultaneously providing excellent customer service. This shared purpose creates a strong sense of unity and drives the team to deliver exceptional results.  

We place great emphasis on individual progression, and all staff members take mandatory Continuous Professional Development (CPD) time.   

mental health wellbeing

We are dedicated to promoting awareness, and educating staff on the importance of wellbeing, mental health, and self-care. Our Staff Wellbeing Officer ensured that all Wellbeing Champions and Managers are trained to not only deal with matters related to Wellbeing but also to recognise signs of struggle. Additionally, Wellbeing Champions conduct monthly Wellbeing catch-ups with each member of staff. 

We are proud to have achieved Gold Standard in the Mind Wellbeing Index 2023, which is a testament to our exceptional efforts in creating a supportive and healthy work environment. Additionally, our Staff Wellbeing Officer was awarded Mind’s Wellbeing Lead of the year, further exemplifying their commitment to wellbeing. 

James Emmett Wellbeing Lead Award Mind

Joe Bannister shortlisted for Rising Star

We’re equally delighted to announce that our IT Operations Lead is one of three Rising Stars at this year’s Business Awards.

Beginning his journey at Cloud Design Box in 2020 as a Support Engineer Apprentice, Joe’s innovative spirit shone brightly from the outset.  

Joe Bannister Cloud Design Box

After proving himself as an outstanding mentor for new staff members, he paved his way to becoming Deputy Support Manager, making him the youngest manager at the company.

Find out more about the Cloud Design Box team on our About Page

You can see the full list of finalists for the Hull Live Business Awards 2023 here.

Cloud Design Box finalists for People in Business Awards 2023

We’re delighted to reveal that Cloud Design Box and our dedicated team members are finalists in the Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards (HEY PIBA).

The awards – which celebrate their fourth year this summer – acknowledge the remarkable talents and contributions of individuals and teams across various industries and raise the profiles of dynamic professionals within the region.

Cloud Design Box as a company has earned itself a spot as a finalist for the Judges Recognition Award. But we’re also thrilled to say that many of our staff members and our Onboarding and Adoption Team have secured places in several categories.

Cloud Design Box Team

Joe Bannister, Deputy Support Manager, has been shortlisted for the Mentor category. Reflecting on his nomination, Joe expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to contribute to the growth and professional development of his team members:

“I am truly grateful for the opportunity to assist others in achieving their goals. I take immense pride in being selected as a finalist for this award, and I am excited to see what lies ahead in the future.”

joe bannister

One of our newest team members, apprentice Jack Fullard, has also been recognized as one of the top three finalists in the Apprentice of the Year category:

“Being nominated for the Apprentice of the Year award is a great accomplishment. The nomination not only reflects my hard work but also demonstrates how much the team has helped me progress both professionally and personally,” enthuses Jack.

James Emmett, the Onboarding and Adoption Manager, has been selected as a finalist in the Manager category. James attributes his success to the unwavering dedication and resilience demonstrated by his team. Together, they have transformed challenges into opportunities, leveraging their strengths to propel the organization toward excellence. James regards this recognition not only as a personal achievement but also as a testament to the remarkable efforts of his team.

James Emmett

Furthermore, James and his entire Onboarding and Adoption team have been named finalists in the Team Impact category:

“The Onboarding and Adoption Team have worked diligently and relentlessly to improve the processes and procedures that have had a positive impact on the wider company and our customers. Becoming a finalist for Team Impact in the Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards is a humbling recognition of the transformative power we possess when we come together with a shared purpose,” James adds.

Tony Phillips, the Founder and CEO of Cloud Design Box, expresses his pride for the whole team:

“I’m so proud of our exceptional team and their outstanding achievements. It was a surprise to see so many of our team nominated for awards, it’s great to see their hard work being recognised and the rest of the team is looking forward to supporting them on the night.”

The winners of the HEYPIBA awards will be revealed at the ceremony on Friday 30 June 2023.