November 2004 – The UK Government has announced these awards as a celebration of Australian business success in the UK, demonstrating Australia's business and entrepreneurial skills at their best. Announced by Trade Minister Mark Vaile in May, the UK Trade & Investment International Business Awards recognize achievement by Australian-owned operations that have set up in the UK, or entered into a joint venture or research collaboration there.
AOS was the Winner of “New Business Entrant”.
“We are pioneers in intelligent agent technology and expanded so that we could lead the emerging market for the technology in some of the most commercially demanding and innovative areas such as the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States,” explained Tony Delaney, Manager Enterprise Applications.
“The UK has exceptionally strong aerospace and defense industries so it was a natural choice for our strategic European hub. In addition, several of our systems integrator partners had significant customers and contacts in the UK so our operation was viable very quickly.