Smart Spaces lands major technology award

December 8, 2023


Smart Spaces has won the Santander Technology Business of the Year at the Growing Business Awards 2023 – an annual event which honours the UK’s most outstanding entrepreneurs and high growth SME businesses.

Smart Spaces won because the judges were impressed by how much it had grown in such a short period of time. Its smart building operating system (OS) is helping to support customers meet their ESG goals.

Now in its 26th year, the Growing Business Awards took place at an exclusive gala and dinner ceremony on Wednesday 29 November at the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square in London.

Dan Drogman, Smart Spaces’ chief executive officer, said: “Our ambition is to be the world’s leading smart building operating system for commercial real estate. We’re rapidly realising this goal as evidenced by our recent business performance and the future pipeline of projects we’re working on. Winning the Santander Technology Business of the Year at the Growing Business Awards makes us extremely proud given it’s a respected external third party highlighting and endorsing what we’ve achieved.”

Smart Spaces: key success highlights

• Over 65 million sqft of global office space now managed through its software platform;
• 30% reduction in building energy emissions achievable in the first year on average through the use of the Smart Spaces OS;
• Operations worldwide, with projects in 26 countries including Hong Kong, Dubai, Paris and New York;
• New office opened in Prague this year to target mainland Europe;
• A strong foothold in the UK with prestigious customers including AXA, CBRE, The Crown Estate, GPE, JLL, Hines, Landsec, Lewis Silkin and Santander. Smart Spaces’ software is used in some of the most celebrated developments in London – for example, 22 Bishopsgate, Bankside Yards, Hanover Square, Paddington Square and 1 Berkeley Street – but further afield in Manchester (The Noma neighbourhood) and Leeds (Wellington Place).
• Europe’s first Apple Wallet integration at 22 Bishopsgate in London for access control, partnering with trusted identity provider, HID. This makes it quicker and more convenient for workers to utilise the Smart Spaces app to gain access to the building – and use its facilities – as the employee badge and credential required for door entry are ‘saved’ in Apple Wallet. Leveraging HID Mobile Access, this means staff do this using their iPhones or Apple Watches.
• Other major new operating system developments which include integration with Charge Point. This enables people to quickly find the closest EV charging stations for their cars – direct from the app.

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