Zoopla wins 'Innovative Business of the Year' award
5th October 2011...beating others shortlisted including Wonga
Leading property website, Zoopla.co.uk, was awarded the title of Innovative Business of the Year in this year’s Fast Growth Business Awards. The awards were handed out last night at a ceremony in London’s Mayfair and were organised by growingbusiness.co.uk.
The winners were selected by a panel of expert judges including some of the UK’s leading and best known entrepreneurs and the awards honour the UK’s fastest growing businesses and the people running them.
This latest award for Zoopla follows its recent recognition by Sunday Times Tech Track where it was named as one of 10 Rising Firms to Watch and which monitors Britain’s fastest-growing private technology companies.
Alex Chesterman, Founder & CEO of Zoopla.co.uk said: “We are honoured to have received this award that recognises the innovative approach we bring to the online property market. We are delighted with our accomplishments to date and continue to focus on delivering the best online property experience for our users and the best online marketing service for our members.”
Ian Wallis, editorial director, Growing Business said, “This year’s finalists surpassed our wildest expectations. The companies that have made both the 2011 shortlist and were finalists ought to be immensely proud. The rate of growth experienced, and the level of innovation and ingenuity demonstrated, show that British business has a huge amount to shout about.”
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Notes to editors
Zoopla.co.uk is the UK's most comprehensive property website, focused on empowering users with the resources they need to make better-informed property decisions. We help consumers both find their next home and research the market by combining hundreds of thousands of property listings with market data, local information and community tools.
At Zoopla we are fans of transparency and everything we do is aimed at making the market more efficient for both property consumers and advertisers alike. Zoopla.co.uk has rapidly become the UK's leading online destination for property consumers to search for homes and do their market research and the favoured online marketing partner for UK estate agents, letting agents and property developers.
Launched in 2008, Zoopla.co.uk has since been one of the fastest growing websites in the UK, now attracting over 20 million visits per month and we are proud to have collected numerous awards and accolades along the way, including being named one of the Top 10 UK Tech Companies (Guardian) and one of the Top 10 Most Innovative UK Companies (Smarta).
Zoopla.co.uk is part of Zoopla Property Group Limited, a privately held company whose shareholders include dmg media (a division of DMGT), leading venture capital firms Atlas Venture and Octopus Ventures and a handful of well-respected angel investors. The company has a highly-experienced management team, led by Founder & CEO, Alex Chesterman.
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