wins business award

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

After being nominated earlier in the year, was this week named Most Agile Aware Organisation 2010 at the inaugural UK Agile Awards, in conjunction with Connections Agile Services.

The Awards recognise the people, projects and products which have contributed most to the success of Agile working and developing in businesses. The Agile philosophy is designed to improve the ways that a business works. The panel of four experienced Agile Practitioners, including CEO of Connections Alex Mauree, judged that had excelled with its Agile application and was therefore recognised ahead of strong competition such as BBC and BskyB.

Rod Alderton, IT Application Development Director for said “We at are very proud to have received such a prestigious award. It is true recognition of the work the company and its individuals have put in to make it what is it today – one of the fastest growing insurance business in the UK.”

After successfully adopting the Agile approach to business practice in just a few departments in early 2008, has grown exponentially and now encourages all departments to strategise with the help of Agile. Furthermore, and exploiting its Agile capability, continues to develop its offering for the benefit of its customers as their requirements change.

The UK Agile Awards 2010 is a not-for-profit event, with any profits being donated to the Shikamana School for Orphans in Kenya, and Macmillan Cancer Support.

For more information about the awards, visit


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About swiftcover: was born out of a desire to revolutionise the general insurance market by making insurance quick and easy to use. offers car and home insurance. As an online only brand, they save on overheads which allows any cost savings to go straight back to customers through value for money insurance cover.'s revolutionary approach to the insurance market has resulted in some prestigious awards, including the award for 'Best Value for Money Car Insurer' which was won in 2012.

This powerful operating model combined with successful marketing and competitive pricing has proven to be a tremendous success. is a trading name of AXA Insurance UK Plc which forms part of the AXA Group.

About AXA:

AXA UK is a part of the AXA Group. AXA is a world leader in financial protection. AXA’s operations are diverse with major operations in Western Europe, North America and the Asia/Pacific area. AXA employs 120,000 staff and tied agents and, as of June 30 2006, had €1,091 billion in assets under management. AXA reported total IFRS revenues of €72 billion and IFRS underlying earnings of €3,258 million for the full year 2005. Our previous company performance is not a guide to how we may perform in the future.

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