Local Merton business wins top UK innovation award

One of Merton’s local businesses, Geeks, has come top in the UK for innovation, winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and Innovation 2014 this week.

Geeks won the award for developing two software products which are designed to increase the productivity of software analysts, designers and developers.  Visual Spec helps IT systems designers to create tailor made products for their clients and their new programming language, M-Sharp, increases developers’ productivity by up to four times.  M-Sharp has already been commercially successful with many organisations including the BBC and the Houses of Parliament.

Set up in ​2007, Geeks is a software development company based in Morden, specialising in designing and building web-based applications for international clients. It currently employs 53 people including 45 software engineers and project managers at its Morden HQ.

Director and Co-founder at Geeks Somayeh Aghnianejad​ said: “We are thrilled with the news. Being recognised for our efforts to impact the software development industry ​as well as providing top software solutions to our clients is great. Team Geeks is proud to have won the most prestigious National Award.”

Merton Council’s director for environment and regeneration Chris Lee said: “Many congratulations to Geeks.  We are extremely proud to be home to such an outstanding business. We work hard with the Chamber of Commerce to make Merton a place where new businesses can set up and flourish. They provide great employment opportunities for many people, and a thriving vibrant local economy for Merton.”

More information on Geeks’ win and the company can be found at: www.geeks.ltd.uk/blog/queens-awards-2014

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Notes to editors

Merton is home to 7,500 small and medium sized businesses providing employment for 69,800 people.