SFW Celebrates 20 Years of Success
15 November 2012
SFW celebrates its 20th anniversary and the Directors reflect on the journey to date
This year, 2012, is a landmark year for SFW as the company celebrates its 20th year of successfully engineering and delivering business applications, services and systems to its clients.
SFW, originally known as Systems For Windows, was founded by Directors Peter Hornsby and Steve Elliott in 1992 to deliver IT solutions that addressed the changes that were taking place in computing, particularly the widespread adoption of Microsoft's Windows platform. Since then, SFW has broadened its technical portfolio considerably incorporating, amongst others, IBM, Java and Oracle.
Talking about SFW's beginnings, Director Steve Elliott said, "SFW's very first client was The Carphone Warehouse which, I'm proud to say, remains a client to this day. We created a system that could help them keep track of all their insurance policy documentation, the descendent of which is still very much in use."
"I realised fairly early on in my career" he continued, "that what I liked doing best was developing software that made a recognisable difference. With SFW I am doing just that - delivering systems that help retain and protect national heritage, employee rights, and even the earth."
Talking about SFW's more recent successes, SFW Director Peter Hornsby said "For a Tech company to reach its 20 year anniversary it has to be flexible and agile and move with the times. SFW has experienced strong growth in the last few years, particularly in delivering cost effective services to public sector and large blue chip organisations. Steve and I set up the company to offer an agile, cost effective alternative that built long term client relationships and I think we have done just that. I'm excited to see what the next 20 years have in store."
To celebrate, SFW's Directors, hosted an event for employees and their families at Thorpe Park in Surrey. This took the form of a fun-packed day for all ages which was universally enjoyed.
SFW is a British SME, established 1992, that delivers Business Application Services, specifically Software, Management, Hosting and Cloud to Public and Private sector organisations, helping them transform, streamline and increase business efficiency. SFW's service offerings span the IT lifecycle, from consultancy and application take-on, through application build, enhancement and configuration, to maintenance, support and outsourcing. Its approach is underpinned by a commitment to quality, the environment (ISO9001 and ISO14001 accredited) and to delivering service excellence, securely to its clients. With an enviable reputation for helping clients reduce cost, add value and attain real benefits, faster and better, SFW's quality of performance and desire to provide innovative and useful applications make it the preferred and trusted, long term technology partner for many UK and pan-European government agencies.
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SFW's 20th Anniversary