MOOD International, a software company that has its headquarters in Heslington has won awards from two leading IT industry associations.

In November, three of MooD’s female employees were shortlisted for awards at Computing magazine’s Women in IT Excellence awards 2017.

Sarah Mottershead, a consultant who joined Mood four years ago was nominated for Rising Star, Orsolya Patterson, a business analyst who has been with the company for five year was nominated for Innovator of the Year, and Beverley Heath, a delivery manager for three years was nominated for Hero of the Year.

Of the three, Beverley took home the award on the night, in recognition of her leadership in the delivery of complex customer projects.

Of the awards, Computing said: “We believe the way to inspire the next generation is to show them the remarkable footsteps they’re following in.

We want to highlight the entrepreneurs, the innnovators, the leaders and the pioneers: the women building the infrastructure of the future.”

Two weeks after th success, the team were celebrating again, having been included on the shortlist for IT project team of the year at the UK IT awards.

This was in recognition of the work they delivered through a joint venture with DXC Technology

Paul Fletcher, the CEO of BCS, the chartered institute for IT, congratulated all those of those nominated and said: “These awards showcase some of the brightest and best in our industry, and it is a significant achievement to be shortlisted.”

Of their nomination for the UK IT awards, MooD said: “We didn’t win, but being shortlisted against such incredible competition was a fantastic achievement and a great example of what can be achieved when working creatively in partnership to achieve business outcomes.”