Spike shortlisted for Innovation Award
We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Bill Green award – which celebrates innovation. Out of 21 entries we are one of 4 who have made the shortlist. We put forward out Virtual Reality scanning service for consideration. The Bill Green Award is a local accolade awarded by the YBG annually to recognise achievement in the business community. After a break in 2020 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the YBG council have revitalised the award and relaunched it in partnership with the Digital Greenhouse.
Bill Green was a well-known local businessman who was passionate about Guernsey and always sought to encourage the business sector. He believed that luck was only the ability to recognise opportunities – an ability which he considered played an important factor in whether you are successful or not in any sphere of life.
Bill recognised the requirements of the islanders and the developing social trends of his time. During the occupation the bicycle was the primary form of transport for islanders, since motor vehicles were requisitioned by the Germans. As bicycles became very precious possessions Bill developed a successful bicycle business. Noting that there were no locks to secure bicycles he also made side income from charging people to store their bicycles at his shop in Smith Street while they went about their business.
Last year we introduced Virtual Reality scanning to our services and have applied this across many different sectors. We have pushed its capabilities and how it’s applied. We have created extensive VR walkthroughs for some of the Islands largest commercial properties, helped utilities services survey buildings and roads in order to reduce the need for travel by consultants, built exact copies of art exhibitions as well as German bunkers and worked with the hospitality industry to scan hotels. There are so many ways we can take this technology and apply it. The VR walkthrough works both as a marketing tool and also for preserving longer term education assets which will last well beyond the life of any event or moment.
As well as the camera and software itself being quite innovative we have focused on how we have applied the use of this technology to bring innovation to our clients.
We are obviously very pleased to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award and to have had our efforts in innovation recognised. We are looking forward to pitching our case to the panel of judges in a weeks time and to seeing what the other nominees have put forward. Good luck to the other nominees.
Head over to our page on Virtual Reality scanning to find out more about the service and how it can help you and your business.