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Canotec named UK legal sector’s Technology Provider of the Year

Canotec is the toast of the UK’s document-hungry legal sector after winning a national award for dramatically reducing clients’ paper volumes.

The firm was crowned Technology Provider of The Year at The British Legal Awards 2010 in London and holds the prestigious title until December 2011.

A panel of 19 judges, including from blue-chips such as BAE Systems, Santander Bank, BAA and Vodafone, as well as the internationally-renowned Cranfield School of Management, singled out the print and imaging provider for a “compelling” submission.

They were impressed by the way Canotec deploys ‘green’ IT to substantially reduce paper volumes and carbon footprints, enhance business production needs and cut print management costs at legal firms.

For example, legal firm Lester Aldridge, which has three offices, saw total output volumes drop by 160,000 pages a month or, in green terms, 19 trees at month, saving £45,000 in running costs, let alone associated energy savings. Meanwhile, Bond Pearce, which has 700 staff in five offices, purged 700,000 unnecessary print jobs last month (November) alone, saving the equivalent of 84 trees.

Using ‘see-in-the-dark’ software 3D Print View, Canotec had previously identified that Bond Pearce's annual paper consumption was twice the height of the world’s tallest building.

In both cases time wasted chasing paper is now invested in meaningful work that contributes to bottom-line profitability and client satisfaction.

A key driver in identifying wastage is 3D Print View, which is used in all of Canotec’s key accounts to cut waste and control costs, giving clients instant value and improvement, as well as on-going measurement and savings.

3D Print View is a simple but powerful device that identifies the true cost of printing in your printer and multi-functional device fleet, regardless of location, model or manufacturer.

David Newman, a founding director at 50-strong Canotec, which has offices near Southampton, in the City of London and in Bristol, was presented the silverware in front of nearly 1,000 people.

He said: “This was a humbling experience and one of the team’s proudest-ever moments since Canotec sprung into life nearly 20 years ago.

“The award was very much a reflection of the great working relationships we have with our customers and rounds off a great year for us, hot on the heels of being named as the fastest growing Canon dealership in the UK and one of its top five in Europe.”

The British Legal Awards 2010 was run by Legal Week, a leading national publication for the legal sector, and held at Old Billingsgate Market, with TV comedian Jack Dee hosting.

This is what Legal Week wrote regarding Canotec:

WINNER: Canotec

Finalists 2010: Autonomy; Canotec; FWBS; LexisNexis; Recommind; Rekoop

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Celebrating our win as The Legal Technology Provider of the year, we are offering you the chance to get your hands on 3D Print View for FREE!