A SOFTWARE provider has been honoured with a King’s Award for International Trade in 2023.

Unilink Software, which has offices in Chandlers Ford, provides secure software solutions for prisons, probation and immigration. It is one of only 78 companies to receive a King’s Award for International Trade in 2023, following a selection process.

The process evaluated candidates on factors including overseas growth, strategies for international expansion and contributions to UK exports.

CEO of Unilink Software, Francie Toye, said: “It is a great honour to receive the King's Award for International Trade.

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“I am immensely proud of our team's dedication and hard work in achieving this recognition, and we are truly grateful to all our customers in the UK, Europe, especially Belgium, Norway, Austria and the Netherlands, the US and Australia and our partners especially the Ministry of Justice, SPS, NIPS, Serco, G4S, Sodexo and Assa-Abloy who have supported us on this journey. This award is an affirmation of our commitment to delivering innovative and trustworthy software solutions that enable safer, more secure and potentially more rehabilitative correctional facilities around the world.

“It is brilliant to have reached this level when so many things: in particular Covid and Brexit, have made international trade challenging for UK companies.”

Unilink Software has developed solutions which streamline day-to-day operations in prisons and other secure facilities, providing secure communication and collaboration tools, offender and immigration management systems, and more.

The company has a global network of partners and clients, including government agencies, non-profit organizations, private prison operators and the friends and family of prisoners. Receiving the award marks a milestone for Unilink Software as it continues to expand its global reach and impact.