Celebrating the rising star of APD at the Hull & East Yorkshire People in Business Awards

declan whiting of apd communications was named runner-up at the first heypib awards held at a prestigious ceremony in july 2019

declan whiting of apd communications was named runner-up at the first heypib awards held at a prestigious ceremony in july 2019

Declan Whiting, APD Software Engineer, scooped the prestigious runner up award in the Rising Star category, a category that was bursting with talent.

At just 26, Declan is playing an integral part in transforming the critical communications market through directly engineering the very latest solutions for emergency services’ critical communications networks.

He is a key part of the team responsible for developing Cortex, APD’s revolutionary control room Integrated Communication Control System (ICCS) which enables the emergency services to integrate communications. Declan is also working on LTE for the UK’s Emergency Services Network (ESN), building client-side services from scratch, which will perform on the new network once it’s ready to be rolled out.

Declan, who joined APD in 2017 after graduating with a first-class degree in Computer Science from the University of Hull, said he was proud to represent APD in the world’s most prestigious critical communications awards.

He said: “Being part of a team that is making great strides in providing critical communications software is fantastic.

“From day one, it was clear I was working with absolute specialists. From the marketing teams to the software testers, everyone is on top of their game and that creates an environment in which you flourish and learn quickly.”

The APD Development and Test Team were also shortlisted, for their achievements in delivering cutting-edge software solutions for the emergency services in the UK and around the word, in the Team Impact category, which is a fantastic achievement and something that we are really proud of.

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Rhiannon Beeson, Commercial Director of APD, said: “We’re delighted to see our colleagues being recognised for their hard work and dedication. Our teams make the difference in creating the world-class software that helps save lives. Their innovativeness, spirit and determination make me and the rest of the business incredibly proud”.

Recently Declan was also invited to feature in the industry-standard Land Mobile magazine after being shortlisted for the prestigious TCCA Young Engineer of the Year award at this year’s International Critical Communications Awards, which were held in Kuala Lumpur on 18 June 2019.

An award-winning business

These shortlists join a long line of recent award accolades for the team at APD.

  • HDM Business Awards 2018 | Medium Business of the Year

  • HDM Business Awards 2017 | Innovation & Technology Award

  • The Digital Awards 2017 | Best Hardware Award

  • The Digital Awards 2018 | Best Digital Innovation

The team has also been praised as finalists across innovation and technology awards over recent months.

  • Excellence in Fire & Emergency Awards 2017 | Innovation of the Year 

  • International Critical Communications Awards 2018 | Best Use of Control Room Systems

  • International Critical Communications Awards 2018 | TCCA Young Engineer of the Year (Ermin Huremovic)

  • HDM Business Awards 2017 | Innovation & Technology Award

Join the team

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