RPC shortlisted for national innovation award
Date:22 May 2012
RPC (Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP) – the City law firm – has been shortlisted for an award in a competition that rewards the most innovative use of technology in the UK public and private sectors.
The competition – called Innovation Nation – is being run by The Guardian, in conjunction with Virgin Media Business.
RPC is shortlisted in the Innovation in Enterprise category following groundbreaking work on its social business intranet, Edge (see here for further information). Developed in conjunction with Dachis Group, Edge uses social media content and aggregation tools – such as wikis and blogs – to help people across the business easily access the knowledge and insight they need to provide service to clients.
Director of Knowledge Management and Capability at RPC Andrew Woolfson says: “Edge allows us to tap into people’s wealth of information and expertise at RPC by breaking down the kinds of knowledge silo that often afflict professional services firms.”
“Reflecting our open and innovative culture, Edge leads to increased transparency and collaboration across the business, which in turn helps us to work more efficiently and deliver better service to our clients.”
Mark Heraghty, Managing Director of Virgin Media Business and Innovation Nation judge, said: “It’s hugely encouraging to see that innovation and creative thinking is thriving in the UK. We’re a country that has built a reputation for being at the forefront of cutting edge technology and overcoming challenges, with a bit of creative thinking.”
“So it’s unsurprising that the quality and quantity of entries was so high and I would like to personally thank everyone who took part and submitted their projects for consideration, you gave the judges a tough job! Being selected for the shortlist is therefore a huge achievement and everyone that has been selected should be proud of themselves. It’s now up to the British public to have their say and determine the winners of Innovation Nation.”
Voting for the award closes on 28 May.