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Founder of Zoopla named ‘Best Startup Leader/CEO’ at Guardian Awards for Digital Innovation

26th March 2012

Alex Chesterman, Founder and CEO of leading property portal, has been named ‘Best Startup Leader/CEO’ at the 2012 Megas - the Guardian Awards for Digital Innovation. The awards were handed out at a ceremony last night at The Science Museum, with this award being one of the most hotly contested and coming with a prize of £20,000 of advertising with Guardian.

The Guardian Awards for Digital Innovation focus on entrepreneurial activity and recognition of the creativity of the UK's digital scene and are selected by an impressive panel of judges which includes well-known entrepreneurs, media and technology leaders and journalists. Hundreds of entrants were narrowed down by the judges to three finalists in each category and Zoopla was also shortlisted as one of the finalists in the ‘Best Startup Business’ category. has seen exceptional growth since its launch just 4 years ago and has become one of the most-visited UK websites, attracting over 12 million visits per month. Through its exclusive partnerships, Zoopla also powers the property search for hundreds of leading national and local websites, providing its advertisers with exposure to an unrivalled audience of UK home movers.

Alex Chesterman, Founder & CEO of Zoopla said: "I am honoured to have been named as ‘Best Startup Leader’ at this year’s prestigious Guardian Awards for Digital Innovation. Four years into our journey and we are well on our way towards achieving our mission of making Zoopla the most useful online property resource for UK consumers and the most effective online marketing platform for UK property advertisers.”

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Notes to editors

Zoopla 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 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 has since been one of the fastest growing websites in the UK, now attracting over 40 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 is part of Zoopla Limited which was founded in 2007.

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