2022 has been an important year for growth at Fimatix. We’ve expanded our public and private sector practices of the business, secured acquisitions adding value and exceptional new team members and products to the company, and progressed a whole host of brilliant collaborations and partnerships. All have allowed us to help organisations become more effective through the power of simply effective technology and digital transformation.
Our year was kicked off by CEO Tim Howarth outlining his vision for digital artisans as the future of work. Fimatix is home to a team of highly skilled experts who deliver agile, adaptable and practical digital solutions and products to support our clients’ business goals.
Planning Inspectorate Win
Early success came this year with a contract win at the Planning Inspectorate, an executive agency of the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. It was fantastic to see our unique partnership approach with Kin + Carta recognised, and together we’ve been making good progress in transforming a number of the Inspectorate’s end-to-end services, including appeals, applications and examinations management.
Idea Group Acquisition
In May, the Fimatix team continued to grow, with the acquisition of leading Financial Services technology specialist, Idea Group. Bringing on board the Idea Group team has been hugely valuable for us, as they have brought to Fimatix over 20 years of experience in providing industry-leading services to the investment management and pensions sectors, and a suite of unique governance and information interaction tools.
Isle of Wight Trip
The summer saw a company trip to the Isle of Wight, where 29 of us gathered from founders to new joiners, including the Idea Group team. It was great to get to know each other with discussions, briefings, sailing, racing and socialising all on the itinerary!
Expanded Private Sector Launch
This all set the stage for September, and the launch of our expanded private sector offering. Headed by the brilliant Sanjeev Dhiman, our private sector operation now provides an extensive, asset-backed service that is adding value across the financial, regulatory and operational sectors.
Blue Lights Conference
Our public sector team also attended the Oscar Krane Blue Lights Conference in September, speaking to police, ambulance and fire service teams on the power of successful digital transformation in delivering value-for-money and enhanced public services. It’s been a privilege working with the Home Office and UK Policing, and we’re looking forward to building on work such as our digitisation scheme and upgrades to the Police National Computer.
After the success of the private sector launch, we built on this momentum by partnering with regtech firm Corlytics in October. This partnership has built on a long and productive relationship with Corlytics, and now sees us integrating each other’s services to support change management across the financial services and insurance sectors.
IoD Fintech and Finance Group
One highlight of this year has been growing our network across different sectors and fields of expertise. As part of this, we’ve been delighted to sponsor the Institute of Directors’ Fintech and Finance Group as they foster collaboration and grow opportunities between the technology and finance sectors. The group will be holding events throughout next year, and it’d be fantastic to see some familiar and new faces at their next meetings.
Prodigy at the Fund Operator Summit
Rounding out November was the Fund Operator Summit, which marked an important opportunity to hear from industry about the challenges and opportunities they’re expecting to see in 2023. In particular, it was great to discuss how our Prodigy tool can help financial services institutions meet revised ‘greenwashing’ standards, by enabling governance oversight over the entire lifecycle of a product.
It’s been hard to pick out highlights from what’s been another exceptional year at Fimatix, filled with sector-leading work done by some inspirational people. We’d like to end 2022 by thanking everyone who’s worked for, with, and around us to make all this progress possible, and we can’t wait for 2023!