Data company secures Tech Excellence Award

By Maurice Garvey

RATHCOOLE data company AMI won Vertical Markets Specialist of the Year at the Tech Excellence Awards 2019, held in Citywest Hotel.

AMI was recognised for its continued business growth, investment and leading industry accreditations.

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At the Tech Excellence Awards 2019 in the Citywest Hotel; Paul Hearns (Head of Content, Mediateam), presenting the Vertical Market Specialist of the Year Award to Faye Thomas (chief commercial officer, AMI) and Philip McMichael (CEO, AMI)

In the past 12 months, AMI became the only company in Ireland to achieve membership to the IT disposal industry accreditation body ADISA, and one of only four companies globally to attain the highest award, a Distinction with Honours.

The company, who are based in Greenogue Business Park and Northern Ireland, help organisations manages the secure retirement of their end-of-life IT, mobile and electrical equipment.

Established in 2001, AMI was commended for its strategic business development, including the recent creation of 20 new jobs as part of a €3.5 million investment.

Judges also noted AMI’s success in developing new customer partnerships, such as its three-year outsourcing agreement with Camara Education, to refurbish second-hand IT hardware for disadvantaged schoolchildren in Ireland and Africa.

 “This is a fantastic accomplishment for AMI and reflects the focus we have placed on strategic investment,” said Philip McMichael, CEO, AMI.

“We are delighted that this strong period of growth for AMI has been recognised and we are excited about future opportunities that await as we continue to develop and expand all aspects of AMI’s service offering.”

AMI also won Medium/Mid-Sized Business of the Year Award at the 2018 BEFTAs.

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