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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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About Zoopla

Hello. We're Zoopla. A property website and app.

We know you're not just looking for a place to live. You're looking for a home.

Yeah, we've got over a million properties for you to browse.

Tools that let you filter them in all kinds of clever ways.

And reliable house price estimates, so you can be sure you aren't paying over the odds.

But we know you're looking for more than that.

Because that first flat won't just be a 'great investment opportunity'.

It'll be the feeling of starting out on your own.

That extra bedroom won't just mean another £20K on the re-sale price, it'll mean having your sister over to stay.

And that bungalow won't just be a way to release some equity, it will be a chance to spend more time with the grandkids.

We know that searching for a home is about more than just checking its price, location and features (important as all those things are).

What really matters is how it makes you feel.

We know what a home is really worth.

So let us help you find yours.

Zoopla is part of Zoopla Limited which was founded in 2007.

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