DVLA picked up the Digital and Technology Project of the Year gong at the 2014 Techworld Awards for its Integrated Enquiry Platform and View Driver Records digital service project with Kainos.

The Cardiff-based Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency just edged out stiff competition from hotel group GLH's superfast WiFi project, Esselte's network project, and CohesiveFT's update to claim the award at the ME Hotel on the Strand in London.

DVLA registration online. Image credit istock
DVLA registration online. Image credit istock

Techworld Editor-in-Chief praised the 'Digital Exemplar' public sector programme for its on time and under-budget delivery, and using open source and cloud technologies to transform the customer experience and helping drivers check their driving licence information online.

Kainos project team member Sinead Reilly said: "The dedication of all team members, from junior to the most senior, was evident throughout the project. We all knew how much this project meant to DVLA and the Kainos team was just as invested in its success from the outset.

"The team has really bonded with both sides learning from each other, and the Kainos team has been welcomed and is truly embedded in DVLA. The team worked brilliantly as a whole, which contributed greatly to the success of the project."

DVLA programme manager Dudley Ashford said: "A significant factor in the project's success has been the sponsorship from an executive level and from the Government Digital Service.

"We've demonstrated the service to Prince Andrew the Duke of York, Francis Maude, and head from other departments of transport from New Zealand and Dubai who've come over to have a look at our ways of working and to try to apply some of the learnings of what we've done here."