London, UK, 27 August 2014 – Steria, a leading provider of IT-enabled business services, has been named Tesco Supplier of the Year 2014 for IT Service and Support.
Steria won the award due to its outstanding performance in developing and supporting Tesco’s mission-critical IT systems over many years. Additionally, Steria employees have built strong working relations alongside Tesco staff, leading to a highly collaborative and productive working environment. The industry accolade was presented to Steria by Mike McNamara, Tesco’s Chief Information Officer, at the retailer’s annual Supplier Briefing Day.
Steria’s account team was presented with the award in front of an audience which included Tesco directors and supplier representatives. Announcing the winner, Mike McNamara declared that Steria was one of Tesco’s longest-standing and most trusted partners due to their continuing excellent contribution to Tesco Technology.
Steria continues to develop and support Tesco’s mission-critical distribution and replenishment systems, which deliver stock, including fresh produce, into shops and into the hands of customers every day. These are the systems that sit at the very heart of the UK’s market leading retailer’s operations.
Mike McNamara said, “Tesco relies on its partners to provide the same level of capability, flexibility and commitment that we deliver in-house. Steria has demonstrated those qualities time and again, over many years, and this award illustrates our recognition of their value to Tesco.”
Gavin Chapman, Chief Operating Officer, Steria UK, said, “Steria is proud of its long-standing partnership with Tesco. This award recognises that Steria has expertise and knowledge of IT systems and processes that help retailers deliver mission-critical services for their customers. Today’s announcement sends out a strong message to market that we can add real value to retailers operating in today’s fast changing, highly competitive retail environment.”
With 20,000 people across 16 countries, Steria delivers end-to-end IT-enabled business services that help private and public organisations meet today’s complex business challenges. As a Trusted Transformation partner with a highly collaborative approach, Steria provides consulting, digital expertise, as well as optimised infrastructures, applications and business process services. With over 20%* of its capital owned by its employees, Steria generated revenues of €1.75 billion in 2013.
(*): including “SET Trust” and “XEBT Trust” (3.90% of capital)