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Cleveland Police UK Wins The Experian ‘Data Excellence’ Award

Rebecca Hennessy 3 minute read Data quality, Life at Experian

Every day we work with companies doing amazing things with their data. We are therefore delighted to be sponsoring the very first Experian ‘Data Excellence’ award at this year’s Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. It gives us the chance to celebrate organisations for their innovative thinking and excellent use of data – an area we at Experian are very passionate about.

The quality of entries for this category was high, showcasing some real-life examples of how data-driven solutions can not only deliver better outcomes for customers but also embrace the opportunities presented by an ever-changing data landscape. However, there could only be one winner.

So, we are pleased to announce that Cleveland Police are the deserving recipient of the inaugural award for their ‘Golden Nominal’ project – an initiative which demonstrates how the power of better data can have a positive impact on policing.

The project responds to the huge challenge that having vast, unquantifiable number of duplicate records was posing on delivering an efficient and appropriate response to the community. And not only has it far surpassed targets in terms of reducing duplicates, most importantly it’s provided opportunities to serve the community better and identify those most vulnerable far more quickly.

Such was its innovative nature, the project was recognised at a national level by the Home Office, who provided co-funding from its Innovation Fund – a fantastic result for them. The award was presented by Experian’s Chief Data Officer, Jonathan Westley, to Maria Hopper from Cleveland Police at the awards ceremony in London.

She said:

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be named as winners of the ‘Data Excellence’ award. Our data initiative allowed us to solve a challenge that was hindering our ability to respond quickly and accurately to those who need it most in our community. For us, winning this award is fantastic recognition of the critical role that data plays in delivering positive policing and keeping people safe.”

To hear more from Maria, you can watch the short video below.

We would like to congratulate Cleveland Police on a well-deserved award win, along with all the other winners on the night.

To find out more, you can visit the National Business Awards website.