Phoenix recognised as the winner of the 2019 Microsoft Global Modern Workplace Transformation Partner of the Year Award

Phoenix Software, based in Pocklington, today announced it has won the 2019 Microsoft Global Modern Workplace Transformation Partner of the Year Award.

The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

“The Team here at Phoenix feel highly honoured and joyous at winning such a prestigious award and we would like to thank all our staff who have made this possible,” said Sam Mudd, Managing Director at Phoenix. “In our submission we highlighted the work that we had done with the Vale of Glamorgan Council and when we watched it back we had an immense feeling of pride in seeing how our work with Microsoft had had such an impact within the council. Many of our Public Sector customers have really embraced the idea of a modern workplace and we are proud to be able to help them make this a reality and deliver truly transformational change to their staff, students, patients and citizens that they serve.”

Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,900 entrants from 115 countries worldwide. Phoenix was recognised for providing outstanding solutions and services in Modern Workplace Transformation.

The modern workplace is evolving at lightning speed, with distributed teams, brand-new business models and complex security issues. The right digital tools connect and support employees, wherever they are, to encourage productivity, engagement and collaboration. Using Microsoft 365 enables the modern workplace with one bundle of products: a smart, efficient operating system, mission-critical enterprise-grade security tools, and seamlessly integrated workplace productivity apps.

“It’s an honour to recognise finalists and winners of the Microsoft 2019 Partner of the Year Awards,” said Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Corp. “These companies are successfully leading their industries, building intelligent solutions, addressing complex business challenges and making more possible for customers around the world. I’m honored to congratulate each winner and finalist.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.

Ben Murden
Ben Murden

Ben has over two decades in the IT industry, delivering both online and offline campaigns across all platforms to meet business goals and objectives. Joining Phoenix in 1999 as a graphic designer, Ben has evolved over the years into a fully-rounded marketing professional, before being promoted to Phoenix Marketing Manager early in 2018, reporting directly to the MD. With his background in creative design, Ben takes projects from inception to execution and can identify the correct strategy based on the subject, audience, and goals – while increasing the brand profile and revenue. His passion for digital marketing is evident in everything he does, and both vendors and strategic partners often comment on his incredibly positive attitude to ‘make things happen’.

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As the top performing council in Wales, Vale of Glamorgan Council had stark choice to make – cut services in order to save money or transform their organisation. With the help of Phoenix , they decided to do the latter by embracing Microsoft 365.


We believe that by using IT we can enable all UK Public Sector organisations to innovate and transform to deliver smart connected services to staff, citizens, patients, tenants and students. We do this by understanding the individual goals of each organisation that we work with to help them modernise their workplace by haarnessing the power of cloud, data, AI, security and collaboration tools.

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