Simon Hamilton with Kainos CTO Tom Gray  and Julie Coombs at the Belfast Business Top 50 Awards 2013.

Simon Hamilton with Kainos CTO Tom Gray and Julie Coombs at the Belfast Business Top 50 Awards 2013.

Belfast – Northern Ireland – October 9th, 2013 – Digital solutions company Kainos has been named The Stream Belfast Business Top 50 ‘Business of the Year’ at a prestigious awards ceremony in Stormont.

Organised by the Belfast Media Group and sponsored by Stream, Ulster Community Investment Trust, Foras na Gaeilge, Invest Northern Ireland, Loughshore Investments, United Airlines and Delta Print, the event on October 3rd saw 50 companies and individuals from across the city recognised for their entrepreneurial efforts.

Kainos, a prominent top-50 company, received its special award for the phenomenal success it has achieved through providing digital technology solutions to the healthcare, government and financial services sectors. Kainos, based in South Belfast and operating across Europe and the USA, is enjoying astounding levels of growth in its target markets. This is thanks to the relevance of its expertise to the challenges facing organisations today. Kainos specialises in digital transformation, mobile solutions and cloud computing.

The company, which has been in business for almost three decades and was named one of the Sunday Times Top 100 companies to work for in 2013, has ambitious plans, and hopes to double in size again in the next three years. Kainos has had continued success in the UK NHS with its Electronic Medical Record solution, Evolve® and the company is deeply engaged on a number of prestigious Government Digital projects in conjunction with the Government Digital Service (GDS) and its drive to make public services ‘Digital by Default’. It is continually launching new talent-spotting, development and recruitment initiatives as it further adds to its rapidly expanding workforce. (Examples include its Code4Derry, AppCamp and CodeCamp schemes.)

Tom Gray, Kainos’s Chief Technology Officer, who accepted the Business of the Year award, said, “We are thrilled to be recognised in this way in our home market. Creativity, ingenuity and tenacity are just some of qualities the awards were designed to acknowledge and Kainos has all of those qualities in abundance. It is testament to the calibre of everyone who works at the company that we have been named Business of the Year.”

Details of the Belfast Business Top 50 Companies for 2013 can be found at