Nichols plc and V1 scoop 'Environmental Project of the Year'

Nichols plc and V1 scoop 'Environmental Project of the Year'

V1 wins Green IT award for fourth year running

Nichols plc, in partnership with document management and imaging software author, V1, has been awarded ‘Environmental Project of the Year’ at this year’s Green IT Awards. This is the fourth year running that V1 has been honoured with the award, which was presented during a prestigious ceremony at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London on 9 May 2013.

The Green IT Awards showcase and reward the technology, as well as the companies and organisations that have made a significant contribution to improving the IT industry’s environmental performance over the past 12 months.

Soft drinks business, Nichols and V1 won this award in recognition of Nichols document imaging project with V1. Nichols selected V1’s solutions to drive its paperless office agenda and now stores all incoming and outgoing paperwork electronically into a secure archive.

V1’s solutions integrate into the group’s core Sage finance system and have enabled Nichols to eliminate 3.8 million sheets of paper, saving approximately 970 tonnes of carbon, since implementation in 2007.

Allan Doyle, Head of IT, Nichols, says, “V1’s document management and imaging solutions have enabled us to secure a more agile and efficient business and importantly has been integral to perfecting our green credentials. The solutions have been key in allowing us to monitor our green savings and have given us the incentive to strive for even more.”

Greg Ford, Managing Director, V1, says, "We are delighted to have been honoured with a Green IT Award in partnership with Nichols. To have won this prestigious award for the fourth year running shows the impressive environmental benefits of our document management software. Companies, like Nichols, are using our solutions to cut paper and reduce carbon emissions, as well as reducing costs and improving business efficiency."

The Green IT Awards, on behalf of each winner, has sponsored one acre of the Choco Andean Rainforest in North West Ecuador, to help extend and protect it.

V1’s portfolio of document management and imaging solutions enable the electronic creation, storage, retrieval, management, delivery and authorisation of business documents. By implementing V1’s systems, businesses significantly reduce their paper consumption, cutting costs and improving process efficiencies whilst supporting their environmental agendas.

Published - 15th May, 2013  |  Contact PR - pr@WeAreV1.com or call 01625 856 505

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"V1’s document management and imaging solutions have enabled us to secure a more agile and efficient business and importantly has been integral to perfecting our green credentials. The solutions have been key in allowing us to monitor our green savings and have given us the incentive to strive for even more."

Allan Doyle, Head of IT, Nichols