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Grid-Tools Ltd selected as winner of "UK IT Achievement of the Year 2010".

Eynsham, Oxfordshire, Nov. 29 -- Grid-Tools Limited, the leading vendor of data creation, data masking and test data management software and solutions is pleased to announce they have officially won the "UK IT Achievement of the Year" award, sponsored by the British Computer Society and the Chartered Institute for IT.

The BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards are a platform for the entire profession to celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence. Having submitted a well-received essay outlining the problems many companies are facing with provisioning test and development data, Grid-Tools were delighted to have won the award. Their essay, titled 'Test Data Management Troubles: The Data Dilemma', discussed how Grid-Tools, an Oxford-based company, is single-handedly changing the industry when it comes to provisioning secure, high-quality data for non-production.

Huw Price, Grid-Tools Managing Director, commented: "It is a real honour for us to have won particularly after an amazing year that has seen us more than triple our turnover and create 10 new jobs.

"Our growth is staggering, and I believe we are truly making our mark on the global IT industry. This award also proves that ingenious British companies really are world class."

David Clarke, Chief Executive Officer of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, said: "This has been another exceptional year for the Awards, with winners drawn from a wide range of industries, once again highlighting that IT is truly embedded in our society and brings tremendous benefits to all aspects of life from industry, healthcare through to entertainment and security.

As the Chartered Institute for IT, we offer our congratulations to all those who took part and in particular, the medallists and winners. To qualify as a finalist is terrific; to win is an absolutely fantastic achievement in these highly contested Awards."

Huw Price and Paul Blundell, Co-Founder and Director of Grid-Tools, were in attendance at the awards ceremony on the 11th of November.

Notes to Editor

About Grid-Tools Ltd

Grid-Tools is known internationally as the industry leader in data creation, data masking and test data management solutions and tools. Their highly experienced personnel have been writing and developing solutions for large companies in both the private and public sectors for over 30 years.

The Grid-Tools Datamaker? suite includes a wide range of technologically advanced tools for test data management. Their signature solution, Grid-Tools Datamaker?, is a revolutionary tool that creates and publishes quality test data from scratch whilst maintaining the relationships and referential integrity of production environments. Cutting-edge and groundbreaking in nature, Datamaker? offers three methods for managing and generating data for testing and development: database subsetting, data masking and data creation. Datamaker? also offers end-to-end manageability and enhancement of test data in multiple formats.

The Grid-Tools methodology consists of using a 'data-centric' approach to test data management. Their focus is to ensure the quality of the test data you are using is of the right quality for successful testing and development.

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Date:Nov 29, 2010
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