As 2022 draws to a close and our team start logging off for a well-earned festive break, we’ve come over all reflective, looking back at some of our highlights from the past year. And what a year it’s been for Bam Boom Cloud! As well as continuous business growth, global expansion (👋 Hello Germany!), and the opening of our shiny new HQ, we’ve also acquired quite the silverware collection. If you’ll allow us one self-indulgent blog post, you can read all about our award-winning year below.
Our CEO Vicky Critchley kicked off the year by winning Outstanding Leader of the Year at the Digital Revolution Awards. Vicky is now on the judging panel for the 2023 awards, helping to showcase the latest and greatest innovations in the UK Cloud sector.
In May 2022, Vicky Critchley was crowned Ingram Cloud Woman of the Year at the Ingram Cloud Summit Awards, recognising Vicky’s status as an MVP in the channel and inspiration to her team and business.
In June Bam Boom Cloud was announced as the winner of the Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for Business Central. This is the big one. The one we are most proud of, and the one that sits pride of place on our mantlepiece.
”I could not be prouder that Bam Boom Cloud has won this award ... It is our second win, and the fourth consecutive year that we have been recognized by Microsoft in this category. It is testament to the hard work of our team who, every day, work to innovate and transform the traditional methods of finance system implementations, meaning more businesses can take advantage of the very best Microsoft Cloud technology.Vicky Critchley, CEO, Bam Boom Cloud
Our Finance Team also got in on the action, taking home the Small Finance Team of the Year award at the East Midlands Finance Awards in July.
In October, Vicky Critchley was recognised again, this time as one of the LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders for 2022. This award celebrates the leaders behind the UK’s most successful and fastest-growing medium-sized firms, and it’s safe to say that we’re thrilled to be in such great company!
To round off the year, Bam Boom Cloud’s people team won the Commitment to People Development Award at the East Midlands Chamber Derbyshire Business Awards. This award specifically recognised our Bam Boom Academy program, which helps make careers in cloud technology more accessible to young people.
In addition to these wins, we were also among great company as finalists in the following three awards:
- East Midlands Chamber Enterprising Women Awards (Finalist for Outstanding Contribution to Work in STEM).
- Generation Next Awards (Our 1st Line Support tech, Arran Gessey, was a Finalist in the Customer Service Award).
- Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards (Finalist for Best Use of Tech).
Not a bad list! More importantly, though, this list of awards reflects our core company values:
”2022 has been an amazing year and I couldn’t be prouder of our global team. It is always nice to be recognised with awards but what I’m really buzzing about is the progress we have made in 2022, particularly around building an inclusive global workplace and supporting both early careers and women’s careers in technology.Brett Critchley, Chairman, Bam Boom Cloud
Our Awards are testament to our fabulous global team, who will come back refreshed in the new year, ready for even bigger, better things in 2023 – we can’t wait!