Cambridge Intelligence wins Queen’s Award

21st April, 2015

Cambridge Intelligence, a firm that is helping to solve some of the world’s most complex data visualisation challenges, has been honoured with a coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation.

With just two weeks to go until its fourth birthday, Cambridge Intelligence was named as a recipient in the Innovation category of the annual Queen’s Awards for Enterprise on the strength of KeyLines, its successful data visualisation technology.

The KeyLines toolkit is used to build web applications for visualizing connected data. Tens of thousands of users rely on KeyLines applications to make sense of highly complex connected data for tasks as varied as detecting fraud, understanding criminal organisations, monitoring critical infrastructure and interpreting scientific data. Customers include national police forces, government agencies and Fortune 500 enterprises.

Commenting on the award, Cambridge Intelligence CEO Joe Parry, said, “It’s incredible to think of everything we have achieved in the past four years. Cambridge Intelligence has been transformed from a one-man operation in an enterprise accelerator to a team of 14 with a global network of customers.

Innovation has been the driver behind our success, so the recognition that comes with a Queen’s Award is a real boost for the whole team.”

Cambridge Intelligence was founded by entrepreneur Joe Parry on 6th May 2011. He had spent the previous decade building data visualisation solutions for UK and US intelligence communities, but wanted to disrupt the market using emerging web technologies. KeyLines found immediate success with organisations desperate for a more modern approach to visualising their ever-increasing volumes of data.

The Queen’s Award coincides with the company’s fourth birthday, and the conclusion of another very successful year. The past 12 months have seen the firm launch KeyLines 2.0, more than double its customer count and double the size of its Cambridge-based team.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, now in their 50th year, are widely recognised as the UK’s highest accolade for business success. They are awarded to companies based on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, which is then approved by Her Majesty the Queen. A reception for all winners will be held at Buckingham Palace during the summer.

This year, approximately 140 Queen’s Awards have been announced for outstanding business achievement in three fields: International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development.

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