The Commercial VR company Neutron VR has beaten hundreds of other small businesses to win an award for the Best Use of Technology at this year’s Nectar Business Small Business Awards.
For the first time in Nectar awards, a virtual reality-based business has won an award.
Creative use of technology in the VR business had impressed the judging panel, including Dragon’s Den star Sarah Willingham.
Neutron VR uses gaming technology to improve other companies’ enterprise and training methods.
The studio, was launched in 2014, now has 13 staff and hopes to expand to 20 by the end of this year. It focuses on not just lower end experiences for the Samsung GearVR and Google Cardboard, but also creates high-end, immersive, real-time VR on the Vive and Oculus Rift.
Their simulations projects include creating virtual reality modules to train McDonalds’ staff in customer service, as well as developing projects for construction companies to build VR visualizations of properties and also allow people to tour a house before it’s even built.
Co-founder Richard Bowes Coates said the prize fund of £2,000 cash would be reinvested back into the team to reward them for their hard work.
Neutron VR is a “thoroughly deserving winner of the Best Use of Technology Award, we thought the quality and scope of work it produces is outstanding.”