London / New York / Hong Kong ― 15TH November, 2022 ― Options Technology, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets, today announced its achievement of the IT Services Company of the Year and Best Use of Cloud Services awards at the 2022 Belfast Telegraph IT Awards.
The awards, which took place at the MAC Theatre Belfast on November 11th, showcase the achievements of the IT industry in Northern Ireland. Options received the IT Services Company of the Year and Best Use of Cloud Services awards for its “significant success, innovation and unique cloud-agnostic offering”.
The Belfast Telegraph IT Awards have become a staple in the Northern Ireland events calendar as one of the country’s most prestigious IT awards ceremonies. Winners were named across 18 awards categories, with the judging panel led by Noel Brady, managing director of Consult NB1.
It was the second year Telefónica Tech UK & Ireland supported the awards as headline sponsor. Its chief executive Mark Gorton said: “The winners of the awards reflect the depth and quality of the industry and the quality work being done here by a wide range of companies and organisations.”
Danny Moore, President and CEO at Options, added, “It’s great to see The Belfast Telegraph IT Awards returning for 2022. We are delighted to receive two awards in recognition of the team’s outstanding performance, technical innovation and Cloud expertise.
2022 has been a momentous year for the team with a record intake of new graduates and placement students to the firm alongside a series of industry awards that cemented our reputation as one of the most exciting tech employers in the sector.”
Today’s news comes as the latest in a series of exciting developments for Options, including the launch of its 2023 Graduate and Placement Programme, its achievement of Ten Microsoft Gold Partner Competencies and its Best Employee Development Programme (SME) award win at the Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards 2022.
In 2019, Options received investment from Boston-based Private Equity Firm Abry Partners. This investment has enabled Options to accelerate its growth strategy and develop its technology platform whilst expanding its reach in key financial centres globally.
For more on Options’ Graduate and Placement Programme and to apply, please visit options-it.com/careers
About Options (www.options-it.com):
Options Technology is the No. 1 provider of IT infrastructure to global Capital Markets firms, supporting their operations and ecosystems.
Founded in 1993, the firm began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. Today, the company provides high-performance managed trading infrastructure and cloud-enabled managed services to over 550 firms globally, providing an agile, scalable platform in an Investment Bank-grade Cybersecurity wrapper.
Options clients include the leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses, and exchanges. With offices in 9 key cities; New York, Toronto, Chicago, London, Belfast, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Auckland, Options are well placed to service its customers on-site and remotely.
In 2019, Options secured a significant growth investment from Abry Partners, a Boston-based sector-focused private equity firm. This investment has enabled Options to considerably accelerate its growth strategy to invest further in its technology platform and expand its reach in key financial centres globally.
Options has been named among the UK’s leading growth companies in the 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table.
About Abry Partners (www.abry.com)
Abry is one of the most experienced and successful sector-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since its founding in 1989, the firm has completed over $82 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity or preferred equity placements. Currently, the firm manages over $5.0 billion of capital across their active funds.
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