13th August 2014

LapSafe are in the finals!

<p>We are delighted to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for the Award for Innovation at the <a href=”http://essexchroniclebusinessawards2014.nmgl.co.uk/” target=”_blank”>Essex Business Excellence Awards</a>!</p><p>The Essex Business Excellence Awards, now in their 17th year, provide a unique opportunity for businesses, public sector organisations and charities right across the county to shout about their success<span></span></p><p>Back in June, <a href=”http://www.lapsafe.com/” target=”_blank”>LapSafe® Products</a> entered the awards by selecting the ‘Innovation’ category. We chose innovation as we are extremely proud to be a British manufacturer that continues to stay abreast of technology that provides clever solutions delivering IT to the Education Sector. </p><p>We share our passion for innovation with our staff, business partners and customers, and strive to adapt and drive change whilst ensuring that our products remain at the forefront of innovation and meet the demands of our customers.</p><p>Being the industry leading expert in managing mobile computing and powering smart technologies, we specialise in providing safe power management solutions that allow charging, syncing and data transfer for laptops, iPads, tablets and other such devices in volume.</p><p>With over fifteen years’ experience as the original innovator of laptop trolleys and charging cabinets, the name LapSafe® has become synonymous with safety, quality and functionality. We are a trusted brand leader.</p><p>Our most recent product being the <a href=”http://www.lapsafe.com/products/fixed-charging/diplomat” target=”_blank”>Diplomat™ LMS</a> an intelligent electronic self-service device loan locker that can be fully integrated with most Library Management Systems. It is widely used in colleges, universities and business where there is high demand for loan devices.</p><p>Users identify themselves and must agree to terms and conditions using the 19” integral touch screen before they are presented with the best charged device and an optional printed receipt. The customer can set timeframes for device loan, control access to, and use of devices, as well as monitor overdue returns.</p><p>With the Diplomat™ LMS users also have the ability to loan out charging locker space to support the popular BYOD scheme, each bay has a charging point for users own AC adaptors via a 3-pin socket (or equivalent) or USB sockets for tablets.</p><p>The Diplomat™ LMS offers users the option of selecting a laptop, tablet or charging space.</p><p>Not long after entering the competition, we were pleased to be shortlisted and for the judges to then come out, meet our team and see our Diplomat™ LMS in action. As you can imagine we were delighted and so happy to even be considered for the interview stage.<span></span></p><p>The judges from Catsurveys Group, Dave Brown and Janos Dobsi have given up their valuable time to be this year’s judges for the innovation category after previously winning awards themselves. Both judges visited our offices and met with two members of the Senior Management Team, Mark Exley, Business Development Director and Denise Crouch, Head of Sales & Marketing. The interview went well and after the judges left the rest of the staff were inquisitive wanting to know how well it went, but the judges didn’t give anything away. </p><p>We then had the long wait to see if we had made it through to the finals.</p><p>On Friday 25<sup>th</sup> July, the wait was over…….we had been selected for the finals, the whole team were genuinely ecstatic and are so proud to have got this far! Now begins the second waiting game; the awards evening will be held on Friday 26<sup>th</sup> September at Boreham House, Chelmsford when the winners will be announced.</p><p>Being selected as finalists is fantastic but the icing on the cake would be to win this category. At LapSafe® Products all the staff share a passion for innovation and for the products they design, manufacture and sell. This award would mean so much to us all so we ask you to keep your fingers crossed and we will keep you posted!</p><p>If you want to find out more about the Essex Business Excellence Awards click <u></u><a href=”http://essexchroniclebusinessawards2014.nmgl.co.uk/” target=”_blank”>here</a></p>

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