“Atos Origin celebrates an award-winning month”

London, 31 May 2007

Recognising the commitment and determination of Atos Origin staff to work with clients to help them advance their organisations
Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced that it won several awards in the UK during May. These include the ‘Platinum' award at the Management Consultancies Association Awards for work with the Department for International Development (DFID) to restore confidence in the Security and Justice systems in the Balkans and the ‘Grand Prix' at the Private Finance Awards 2007. This award recognises the improvement in public services and high levels of customer satisfaction that Atos Origin run Walk-In Centres at Manchester Piccadilly and Canary Wharf have delivered.

Private Finance Awards 2007
Atos Origin won the Grand Prix: best operational project across all sectors at the Public: Private Finance Awards 2007 for setting up and managing the Manchester Piccadilly and Canary Wharf NHS Walk-In Centres.

The Walk-In Centres at Manchester Piccadilly and Canary Wharf also won the best operational health scheme in recognition of the innovation, excellence and best practice that Atos Origin and the Department of Health have applied in setting up and running both centres.

Since opening the two centres, Manchester Piccadilly in November 2005 and Canary Wharf in April 2006, more than 45,000 patient consultations have been carried out. Between the two facilities, on average 90% of patients see a nurse practitioner or GP within 20 minutes of arrival.

Management Consultancies Association Awards
Atos Consulting won the prestigious Platinum Award. This award recognises the outstanding performance of the consulting team that worked with the Department for International Development (DFID) to restore confidence in the Security and Justice systems in the Balkans.

Atos Consulting also won the best International Engagement Award for the same project and the Best Innovation Award for its work with DFID to help bring communication technologies to rural African communities through the Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa programme.

“Winning these awards is a huge achievement, but to win them all in one month is such an outstanding result, “said Keith Wilman, UK CEO, Atos Origin. “It acknowledges the commitment and determination of our staff to work with our clients to help them to better manage and advance their organisations. These awards highlight our strengths across consulting, systems integration, managed operations and medical services and our track record in delivering on time and to budget. My congratulations go to all our employees.”

In addition to the above five awards, Atos Origin and its customers were also successful in the following:

  • AstraZeneca, an Atos Consulting client, received an Honorary Mention for Best Technology in Shared Services at the Shared Services Week 2007
  • Atos Origin was named UK Services Partner of the Year at the Cognos Annual Customer and Partner Awards performance.
  • Atos Origin was awarded Gold status in its re-certification audit conducted by SAP.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.4 billion and it employs 50,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

For more information, contact:
Caroline Crouch
Email: caroline.crouch@atosorigin.com