Smart Meter Success! Critical Software Wins Prestigious Award for Second Time

June 30, 2020

The DCC's Partnership Award recognises excellent performance when working with the company on its smart meter implementation programme. Find out how Critical Software secured the accolade.

Critical Software Wins Prestigious Partnership Award For Second Time

Critical Software has received the Partnership Award from the Data Communications Company (DCC) for the second year running. 

The Partnership Award assesses the DCC’s suppliers and recognises the achievements of companies judged to have shown exemplary performance working with the DCC and its other service providers on the UK’s smart meter implementation programme. 

Having initially been shortlisted from a diverse range of suppliers, Critical was chosen as the winner for the second consecutive year after consistently demonstrating DCC’s core values: Partnership, Excellence, Ingenuity and Personal Impact. 

Dan Lambert, Chief Operating Officer at the DCC, said:

“It’s a remarkable achievement for Critical to win this award two years running. We wanted to recognise its superb performance, backed by a ‘can-do’, collaborative relationship that the company has formed across all DCC’s teams and business areas. Congratulations, and thank you for your partnership with us.”

Matt Brake, Director of Smart Technology Services at Critical Software, commented: 

“To receive the Partnership Award from the DCC for the second consecutive year is a really outstanding achievement and something we’re particularly proud of. This award recognises the stellar performance and dedication of our talented teams - both their technical accomplishments and their proactive attitude - in developing a long-standing and close partnership with the DCC across all business areas.”

The DCC is responsible for building and maintaining the secure national infrastructure needed for the rollout of smart meters across the UK, one of the largest infrastructure projects of its kind. As part of its work with the DCC, over 50 million smart meters will rely on the software development and testing expertise of Critical.

Learn more about Critical’s work in the energy sector here.