Eynsham, United Kingdom (PressExposure) July 28, 2011 -- The International Business Awards are the only global, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in business. Nicknamed the Stevie® for the Greek word 'crowned', recipients of International Stevie Award trophies were selected from more than 3,000 entries received from organizations and individuals in more than 40 nations.
2010 was an exceptional year for test data creation specialists Grid-Tools. Their thoughtful and detailed sales and marketing strategy encouraged global interest. Specializing in end-to-end test data management best practices Grid-Tools work closely with their clients to improve their business processes and testing strategies. The increasing demand for their unique methodology supported by their outstanding test data management software suite, Datamaker, facilitated growth in their customer base which in turn led to expansion to their personnel. Towards the end of 2010 they were awarded 'UK IT Achievement of the Year' by the British Computer Society and the Chartered Institute for IT, and their Managing Director, Huw Price, had been booked to present on their data-centric methodology at various software testing and information security events for 2011.
Upon the announcement that they had been selected as winners of an International Stevie Award for Fastest Growing Company in Europe in The 2011 International Business Awards General Manager and Commercial Director Richard Groves commented: "We are delighted to have won this award. We have grown significantly over the last twelve months, winning new business over rival test data management vendors, helping businesses to improve their testing strategies, proving savings in time and costs by implementing best practices in data masking, data generation and our unique ability to create synthetic test data. This accolade recognizes our position at the head of the test data management space. "
Honorees for the 2011 International Business Awards were determined through two rounds of judging by nearly 200 professionals worldwide. President of the Stevie Awards, presenters of the IBAs, Michael Gallagher commented: "Entries to The International Business Awards grew by more than 80% this year, and that illustrates the increasing importance of the IBAs worldwide. We congratulate all of the honorees."
The complete lists of honorees and other details about the awards and the presentation ceremony are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/iba