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win with us.
We exist to make your business thrive and our greatest reward is our returning clients. Our focus is and always will be on our clients and not on industry awards and accreditations, which could account for why we’ve won so many of them…
Sitecore Experience Award Winner 2014.
Sagittarius scooped the top award at the Annual Sitecore Experience Awards last night, a ceremony to celebrate the best projects developed on the Sitecore Customer Experience Platform.
The website for SkiWeekends.com was shortlisted for 5 categories including best use of mobile, best DMS deployment, ROI Award but on the night took 2 titles including the top accolade of 'Sitecore Experience Award Winner 2014' along with 'Best Travel & Hospitality Site'.
"This is an amazing result for Sagittarius and I am very pleased and proud of our team. We are delighted that the innovation and creativity within the agency has been recognised by these awards. Personalisation and conversion optimisation has proved very effective for Skiweekends and has helped them grow 16% thanks to the power of Sitecore. So this is a win for everybody!" commented Sagittarius C.E.O. Paul Stephen
This award follows several other awards in recent months for the SkiWeekends.com website including:
- Best Website User Experience - Travolution Awards 2014
- Best Travel and Holidays Ecommerce Website - Ecommerce Awards 2014
- Best Sports Travel and Tourism Website - Travel Mole Awards 2014
Dan Fox, Managing Director at Skiweekends also added " The new website has been a fantastic development for the Skiweekends brand. Being able to personalise content has enabled us to really understand our clients and what they respond to. We have already seen an increase of over 30% in online bookings and are looking forward to that increasing again this season. I believe that “going mobile” has also revolutionised our customers’ experience.
Read the full case study of this multi-award-winning project here: Skiweekends Case Study
Sitecore also commented “Sagittarius have shown outstanding commitment to Sitecore since joining the partner programme in 2012. They are over and above one of our top active partners in the UK and are leading the way in not only Sitecore development but in utilisation of the DMS and personalisation features available within the platform” - Stuart Castle, Digital Engagement Specialist, Sitecore
"Its unheard of for a partner to win two awards including the main award after such a short period of time" - Matt Pilgrim, Global Director, Solution Partnerships, Sitecore
The full list of winners can be viewed on the Sitecore Experience Awards website:
Today award-winning digital experience agency Sagittarius is proud to have been certified to ISO 27001 Information Security Management systems standard by business improvement company, BSI.
Leading brands demand first-class information security from their agency partners and the only real proof of this is achieving the ISO / IEC 27001 Certification. If you’re in sectors such as Financial Services, Healthcare, or even working with Government and Third Sector you’ll know that regulation and compliance are essential throughout your supply chain and that the top priority is guarding information and data.
Nick Towers, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Sagittarius said “We wanted to ensure that brands can come to us in the knowledge that we take data security, data protection and privacy very seriously. Our mantra is ‘remarkable’ and this applies to not just what we do but how we do it and ISO 27001 is an internationally recognised best practice framework for this. To achieve this in six months’ pay testimony to the hard work and commitment to security and privacy that prevails at Sagittarius and I’m very proud of the whole team who have made it their mission to exceed the high standards needed.”
Sagittarius wanted to meet the very highest standard and so decided to work with BSI whose mission is to ‘share knowledge, innovation and best practice to help people and organizations make excellence a habit’.
Achieving ISO 27001 certification clearly demonstrates that the Information Security Management System at Sagittarius meets international best practice and demonstrates to our customers and partners that we handle information securely throughout the business.
The agency accepted that by embracing the implementation process they were actively encouraging their team to delve into internal processes and rather than accepting these as ‘the norm’, firstly making sure they were all documented sufficiently. Then as part of that process, they challenged and questioned each process to pressure test validity and innovate and improve where necessary. BSI then rigorously audited Sagittarius’ policies, processes, and approach to data security. Through the audit stages, BSI shared opportunities for improvement and have helped refine the Sagittarius InfoSec roadmap.
Data is the most valuable asset any business can have and to achieve peak performance through a truly connected strategy and digital experience it’s imperative that data and information is shared with the agency partner. Trust plays a pivotal role and assurances of confidentiality can only be achieved through an ISO 27001 accredited organisation.
Initiatives like the GDPR have raised the bar on compliance and the associated fines for having gaps in governance leading to breaches are significant. At Sagittarius we operate a single source of truth using tools and systems such as Confluence and Jira to provide documentation quickly and accurately and this was complimented by the auditors.
Nick goes on to say “We are delighted to create even more value for our clients and prioritise the things that matter to them and their customers. This ISO 27001 certification bolsters our class leading NPS score of 85 adding deeper quality to our services. It sets us apart from other agencies when brands are looking for a partner with deeper credentials. We wanted to take the next step and ensure that Information Security became baked into everyday processes and the way we function as a business. We set an ambitious timeline of achieving the ISO 27001 certification and to meet the highest possible standards through independent auditing and we’ve nailed it. We pride ourselves on ensuring the data of our clients, team and partners are handled in the most responsible manner.”
Gigi Robinson, Regional Product Manager – Information Security & Business Continuity, said: "Protecting information is becoming increasingly difficult for organizations. Achieving ISO 27001 demonstrates Sagittarius' commitment and proactive approach in ensuring their information management processes are robust, secure and resilient for the future. We are thrilled to have supported Sagittarius in achieving this certification which demonstrates to customers and suppliers an ability to handle information securely."
ISO 27001 is an internationally recognized best practice framework for an information security management system (ISMS). Sagittarius has designed a set of adequate and proportionate security controls within the ISMS to help protect our internal and our clients’ information against cyber-attacks. We have used the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the NIS Regulation as part of our framework.
Naomi joined Sagittarius in January 2021 to deliver exceptional external brand experiences, engaging internal communications and to assist with the driving of sales and the developing of relationships with key strategic suppliers.