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Zoopla shortlisted for two digital innovation awards by Guardian

21st February 2012

Zoopla, the fast-growing and innovative property portal, has made the shortlist in two of the leading categories at the 2012 Megas - the Guardian Awards for Digital Innovation – with the company named as one of three finalists for Best Startup Business and Zoopla founder and CEO, Alex Chesterman, shortlisted for Best Startup Leader/CEO.

The Guardian Awards for Digital Innovation have championed a variety of digital innovations since their inception, focussing on entrepreneurial activity with past winners as testament to the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of the UK's digital scene. This year’s winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony on 22 March at The Science Museum.

Zoopla.co.uk has seen exceptional growth since its launch, now attracting over 12 million visitors per month and making it one of the most-visited UK websites and a highly-valued source of enquiries for property advertisers. Through its exclusive partnerships, Zoopla also powers the property search on hundreds of leading independent national and local websites, providing its members with exposure to an unrivalled audience of UK home movers.

In October last year, Zoopla announced plans to merge with Digital Property Group, owner of Findaproperty.com and Primelocation.com, to create a combined business that will deliver enhanced value to both its users and members and challenge market leader, Rightmove. The merger is currently under review by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).

Alex Chesterman, Founder & CEO of Zoopla said: "We are honoured to have been shortlisted in two separate categories at these prestigious awards for digital innovation. This is a great reward for the hard work and dedication of our team and a reflection of our continued commitment to make 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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For further information, please contact Tim Vooght at pr@zoopla.co.uk or on 020 3872 5615.

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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