Award-winning change consultancy Curium Solutions has been named in Innovation 50, a new index of the 50 most forward-thinking companies in the Midlands.
James Farrow, Curium Founding Director, said: “We are thrilled to be among the 50 most innovative companies in the region. The world’s leading organisations have integrated innovation into their core businesses and have developed cultures, which fully support their business strategies.
“At Curium Solutions, innovation is at the heart of our continued growth and success; from connecting our dispersed team and sharing knowledge, to helping clients implement their digital strategies and empower their teams to work more collaboratively.”
Published by law firm Mills & Reeve, in collaboration with TheBusinessDesk.com, Innovation 50 features businesses from six key sectors: manufacturing and engineering; retail, consumer and leisure; science and technology; healthcare and education; digital and creative; and business services.
Curium joins an illustrious list of names, including John Lewis, Jaguar Land Rover, Birmingham City University, HORIBA MIRA and Forensic Pathways.
Steve Allen, head of the Birmingham office at Mills & Reeve, said: “The depth and breadth of innovation being showcased by businesses in the index is testament to the talent and ingenuity of organisations across the region.
“Midlands businesses operate in a truly global marketplace, and it is through their entrepreneurial mindset and product and service development that they are able to move up the value chain and position themselves as industry leaders.”
Paul Faulkner, Chief Executive of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, and Innovation 50 judge added: “It’s vital that as a region the Midlands positions itself as a hotbed of innovation, and fosters a business community in which bold, intelligent ideas are brought to fruition, driving greater economic output.”
Innovation 50 entries were judged by a panel including Dr David Hardman – CEO, Innovation Birmingham, Anita Bhalla OBE – Chair, Performances Birmingham, Markus Keller – Head of Corporate Banking Birmingham, HSBC Commercial Banking, Professor Tim Softley – Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer, University of Birmingham, and Shah Zaki – Founding Partner, Orbis Partners LLP.
This year, Curium launched a ground-breaking digital solution, with the simple mission to enable people to do a better job. Purpose-built and completely customisable, this platform can be used across any discipline in an organisation, giving users tools, techniques, templates and targeted learning at their fingertips, when they need them.
A busy 12 months has also seen Curium win The Business Desk’s Professional Services Business Masters Award, launch its first US office and secure an exclusive US distribution deal with TetraMap International.