Honour for Birmingham tech firm

Vanti wins international award at InAVation Awards 2016.

Vanti – an audio, visual and IT systems integrator, based at the Innovation Birmingham Campus – has won international recognition as the Most InAVative Corporate Facility at this year’s inAVation Awards.

The event, which was held on the first evening of Integrated Systems Europe 2016 in Amsterdam, saw Vanti receive the accolade from a shortlist of six companies, following an intensive application and technical validation process by a panel of industry experts. ISE 2016 is the world’s largest trade show which welcomes over 1,103 of the world’s leading AV manufacturers and press from over 40 different countries across a four day period. This year, the event recorded its highest ever attendance with over 65,686 attendees, a 10.7% increase on 2015.

Established in 2006, Vanti is an award-winning audio-visual and IT systems integration and managed services practice, which works with clients to make the most of their existing or new technology. With an average growth of 32 per cent over the last three years, the company now has 23 team members and is on track to achieve an annual turnover of £3 million by 2017. It also has a number of high profile clients including UBM, Tottenham Hotspur, Canary Wharf Group, Library of Birmingham and BSH Appliances, which includes the Bosch, Siemens and Neff brands.

Mike Brooman, CEO of Vanti, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be awarded our second InAVation award and to be recognised for our commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with the latest audio-visual and information technology.

“It’s great that the judges recognised our efforts in creating one of the first truly integrated Smart Buildings in EMEA and picked up on our efforts to not only conserve energy, but also to increase the productivity and wellbeing of the people who use the technology every day.”

At the ISE 2016, Vanti was also awarded an AV News Award for AV Project of the Year. The UK awards recognise the contribution made by individuals and teams to the development of AV business, with special awards to technologists, sales, marketing and support professionals.

Vanti is one of 15 early-stage companies receiving support from Innovation Birmingham’s e4f Inspire programme, which delivers a series of workshops, keynote events, entrepreneur dinners, off-site visits, funded internship/apprenticeship placements, and peer group sessions, in order to accelerate the growth of entrepreneurial tech companies.

For more information on e4f Inspire, visit: www.innovationbham.com/projects/e4f-inspire/