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Success Story - Winner Of The HSBC Start Up Starts
who came up with an innovative way of helping their
colleagues pass professional exams have won the £20,000
cash first prize in the Daily Express-backed HSBC
Start-Up Stars competition.
Technologies, picked up the prestigious award as a
result of its success in spotting a gap in the market,
then creatively developing and marketing a product
to fill that gap - in Detail's case an interactive
CD-Rom to help police revise for their Sergeants'
and Inspectors' exams.
co-founder, said:"We are very excited. The great thing
is the recognition this win gives our business. We
had a strong case but there was tough competition."
year about 11,000 police constables and sergeants
sit professional exams based on police manuals which
are updated annually for changes in the law. The owners,
set up their company in February 2000 because they
felt existing study aids could be improved.
Previously, students were given multiple-choice practice
questions similar to those in the exam."But the questions
never changed, If the answer to a particular question
was A, it would still be A the next time it came up
- all you had to do was remember the letter rather
than understand why A was the answer."
policemen, who ran Detail in their spare time with
the blessing of their employers, South Wales Police,
developed software that could phrase the same question
several ways. "Our system means students have to understand
the subject to get the answer, They can't just remember
which letter was right last time. The feedback on
pass rates we have had
is very positive. Our software, PASS, seems to be
making a difference and it could be applied to any
Detail Technologies have been successful so far, but their plans for expansion really are impressive.
Christopher Torney - Editor, Enterprise Express, Daily Express
| Detail Technologies have taken an example of what is currently in practice and taken it a generation ahead of what is there in the marketplace already.
Simon J. Bartley - Chair, CBI SME Council
A fantastic application of technology. I was impressed by the way in which the business owners have shown determination and invested their own time, their own money and energies to bring a product to market.
Prof. Robert Blackburn - Director of Research, Kingston University
In terms of the way the business was discerned, constructed and sold to the outside world, it was a great story, and they are great winners.
Roy Farndon - Head of Editorial, Business Hotline Publications
| This company embodied everything the competition stood for. They worked together and had the vision and entrepreneurship to take the business forward and really make it a success.
Jane Michinson - Area Manager, HSBC Bank Plc
| If I had to sum this business up, it was a very good opportunity, well taken, well executed and well thought out.
Tim Needham - Sky News
"The success already enjoyed by previous finalists has placed them firmly in the public eye - many are now established as the new entrepreneurs to watch."
Griffiths - Small Firms Minister -
Daily Express, 1st May
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