National IT services provider, Empired, has announced that its managing director, Russell Baskerville, has won 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Western Region Services category.
The EY Entrepreneur of the Year program is considered the world’s most prestigious business award and is held in more than 145 cities and over 60 countries worldwide. In June, 100 entrepreneurs competed in five regional programs around Australia.
In 2007, Russell Baskerville successfully listed Empired Limited (Empired) on the ASX, as a small company with an ambitious plan. The company now has over 850 employees across 11 offices in four countries.
Russell Baskerville said, “This award is testament to the continued growth and success of Empired. Empired offers local knowledge supported by strong capability and experience, and has competed against some of the largest IT services companies in the world. It has contracts with the world’s largest mining firms and a range of major state government departments across Australia.”
Russell will compete for national honours later in 2015.
About Empired Limited
Empired Ltd is a national IT Services Provider with a broad range of capabilities and a reputation for delivering enterprise class services and solutions. Established in 1999 in Western Australia, Empired has been a publicly listed company (ASX: EPD) since 2007. With a team of over 800 highly experienced and certified IT professionals located in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, New Zealand, Seattle and Singapore, Empired has built a reputation for service excellence, making it a leading provider of business technology solutions to both government and private sectors.
Empired has a strong history of growth and contracted recurring revenue, and is positioned to leverage to growth trends with core solution offerings in Cloud, Enterprise Mobility, Big Data and Business Analytics. Empired operates through three interactive business streams, Infrastructure & Cloud Services, Consulting & Application Development and Business & Productivity Solutions. Together they provide a breadth of service and expertise not seen in other consultancies, bringing together a range of services to provide ‘end-to-end’ advice and solutions. Our flexible service delivery approach and proactive attitude has enabled Empired to secure clients that range from medium size entities through to large enterprise accounts with services delivered across Australia, South East Asia and beyond.