The region’s awards are a showcase for the success stories in the area’s business community, and celebrate the people and companies that are driving the local economy forward.
Around 500 people came together at the Peterborough Arena for a gala dinner and ceremony that saw ABAX up against nominees in the same category AB Agri and Peterborough Environment City Trust.
Those shortlisted were subject to a assessment process of a written entry application and site visit.
As a technology company, ABAX develops and supplies software to businesses that operate company vehicles. This software includes fleet management platforms, Triplogs and electronic mileage logs.
ABAX UK Chief Executive and Owner Frank Ystenes said: “At ABAX we pride ourselves on having a very unique and fun working environment.
“Our vision is based on three essential elements; people, technology and products. By looking after our employees then we believe we will have greater success in business.
“We are delighted to have been nominated for the Employer of the Year award for Peterborough, a city where our UK head office is situated."
This year’s Peterborough Telegraph Business Awards were hosted by businessman Gerald Ratner.
The Norwegian-owned company, which established in the UK in 2012, now employs more than 260 people at its offices in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands and the UK.
ABAX operates a training school so all its new employees learn the necessary skills to carry out their role.
All new employees undertake a 100 day training plan to aid the transition from training to full time work.
ABAX primarily recruits twice per year in order to hold company-wide ‘kick off’ weeks at the company headquarters in Norway. These events tend to held be in January and August.
To reinforce its commitment to the Peterborough area, ABAX announced a five-year partnership with Peterborough United football club in November 2014. The club’s ground is now called the ABAX Stadium.
ABAX hosts a free seminar on the ABAX technology and systems for all businesses to attend at the ABAX Stadium at 8am on Tuesday 24 November. Call 01733 698888 to find out more.
Image attached – Frank Ystenes, second left, receiving the Employer of the Year nomination accolade
- ABAX is a market leader in developing products to support businesses and individuals who use a vehicle at work. These products include fleet management software, mileage capture technology and equipment monitoring devices.
- ABAX has a UK office at Warmington, near Peterborough.
- For more information on ABAX visit abax.co.uk
- Follow ABAX UK on Twitter @ABAXUK and Facebook at facebook.com/ABAXUK