Matrix Booking has been named a finalist in the “Innovator of the year” category of the Amazon Growing Business Awards 2018. Created by Real Business, headlined by Amazon and supported by the CBI, the Amazon Growing Business Awards are a highly valued recognition of growing businesses, which is now in their 20th year.

The Judging Day will take place on 15 October 2018, when the Matrix Booking team will be meeting with the judging panel to complete the award submission process. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony which will take place on 28 November 2018 in central London. The full list of finalists is available here.

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Revolutionising Workplace Management through innovation

Matrix Booking has revolutionised the way civil servants manage their working environment via the innovative Collaboration Hubs Network (CHN). Matrix Booking enables central and local government, including HMRC, Ministry of Justice, NHS and Government Property Agency, to share their physical estates throughout the UK, securely, at the touch of a button.

Powering the new flexible working hubs for some of the largest organisations in the UK, the CHN’s seamless functionality provides the largest resource sharing network in the UK, incorporating:

  • 25+ separate tenants across 40 government organisations
  • 150+ physical sites
  • 100,000+ civil servants

The current challenge is to build dynamic networks of resources that provide substantial cost savings, which are both open and secure. The CHN does just that – providing users with a much wider choice of resources and locations, whether that be the head office or local hub, offering organisations the capability of securely collaborating with others across complex networks via a simple, intuitive user experience.

Development of the CHN’s functionality involved conducting extensive user research with its customer base, agile development by the Keytree Innovation teams, as well as consulting with various agencies about plans for the new world of collaboration hubs and flexible working spaces.

The unique and unparalleled design enables intra-hub and inter-hub interactions – providing a growing ecosystem of estate resources across its users. We have a laser focus on providing an excellent user experience for all with our web applications conforming to the WCAG 2.0 AA accessibility standard as well as a unique voice control skill available on the Amazon Alexa family of devices.

The Matrix Booking pricing models have disrupted the industry allowing completely disparate organisations to enjoy diminishing unit prices through aggregation of their estates on the network while the unlimited user model ensures that organisations recognise more savings rather than costs as they add users.

Matrix Booking is constantly evolving and looks to influence future workplace models by modelling the ‘art-of -the-possible’. The network of CHN users provides one of the largest research bases in the UK ensuring that we continually stay ahead of what the mainstream market requires.

Matrix Booking will continue to provide the vision and innovation to ensure that hub users continue to have an excellent user experience as the networks grow in complexity and size. The GPA and HMRC combined currently have a five-year plan to build over 40 further hubs and will manage over 1,000 public sector buildings with up to 200 mini-hubs also planned. Matrix Booking’s vision is not only to have these all connected within one ecosystem but to also connect similar ecosystems in the private sector to enable true collaboration though which our customers can drive efficiency – increasing choice for their customers and users.