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HM Land Registry wins big at Real IT Awards

The success comes after HM Land Registry’s Lauren Tombs and Rachel Jones were nominated for Women in IT and Erin Tregunna won IT Apprentice of the Year

In an event attended by over 420 professionals representing 80 companies, HM Land Registry teams won in the Legacy System Migration and Product Innovation categories at the Real IT Awards (RITA) in London.

Hosted by The Corporate IT Forum (CITF) since 2004, the Real IT Awards (RITA) are recognised for their independence and focus on celebrating team effort. RITA submissions, over 140 this year, are free and open to organisations of all industry.

HM Land Registry was also a runner up in the Partnership of the Year category.

PepsiCo, Royal Bank of Scotland, Heathrow Airport, Capgemini UK, BP, Cognizant and Greater Manchester Combined Authority were a few other prominent names in the list of winners. The event had 21 awards in categories like Organisational Awards, Project Awards and Innovation Awards.

Beating off competition from across the industry

In the Legacy System Migration category, the HM Land Registry team was up against high-profile brands like Global, Virgin Atlantic and Leeds Building Society. They won for their work migrating external services to more reliable, cost effective alternatives.

The HM Land Registry Workflow team won the Product Innovation category. The award was given for innovation around their Workflow solution. More than 3,500 people now have access and it allows them to manage 6,000 register updates a day by getting the right case to the right person.

Centrica, Dubai Police and Travelport were also nominated for the award.

HM Land Registry was runner up in the Partnership of the Year award for the work between Local Land Charges team and Kainos, who develop digital technology to help organisations work smarter, better and faster.

Speaking after the awards, John Abbott, Director of Digital and Data, said: “We are thrilled to have won these two prestigious awards, especially being up against such high-calibre companies. These awards are testament to the great work going on at HM Land Registry as part of our digital transformation, and the innovation and dedication of staff across the organisation.”

World’s leading land registry

HM Land Registry has the ambition to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data.

As part of this ambition, they are improving the process for lodging electronic applications. Their electronic Document Registration Service (eDRS) will be enhanced to make it faster and simpler to create or update registered titles.

Their aim is to reduce requisitions by developing services that help in improving application quality and save time. They are speeding up the application process by asking for information once, helping to reduce duplication.

Improvements will be delivered in a new way, initially focusing on a single title transaction. This will allow to test the service and incorporate user feedback into future developments.

Last year, HM Land Registry underwent digital transformation by completing first digital mortgage transaction.

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