Gold-i, the global market leader in trading systems integration, has been shortlisted for the Innovation Award at this year’s National Business Awards.
With a continual focus on innovation, Gold-i has disrupted the retail FX trading technology sector with a suite of market leading products which help brokers to trade more profitably and manage their risk more effectively. In less than four years, and with no external funding, Gold-i has developed an enviable reputation worldwide, with a client base consisting of some of the most prestigious brokers in Europe, Asia, USA, Australasia and the Middle East.
Gold-i will compete for the Innovation Award with Racepoint Group, Safetyflex Barriers and Compass Group (UK and Ireland). The winner will be revealed at the National Business Awards gala dinner held on 12 November in London.
Judge for the category, Russ Shaw, Founder, Tech City Advocates, said: “The Gold-i Gate Bridge and Gold-i Gate Link are very innovative FX products, driven by a deep understanding of markets and customers. Gold-i has carved out a niche and, for such a small business, is growing incredibly well.”
Tom Higgins, CEO of Gold-i, commented, “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for such a prestigious national award, which recognises innovation across all business sectors. Innovation is at the heart of Gold-i’s offering - we have always pushed boundaries in the retail FX space by offering products and services which are not available from any other trading systems integrator in the world.”
Over 150 of Britain’s leading businesses, business leaders and social enterprises have today been revealed as finalists for the 2013 National Business Awards. The finalists represent 15 categories including the Croner Employer of the Year, the Smith & Williamson Entrepreneur of the Year and Santander Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year. The Leader of the Year finalists and Decade of Excellence winner will be announced over the coming months.
This year’s shortlisted businesses have a collective global turnover of more than £341 billion, covering activities as diverse as telecoms, construction, entertainment, publishing and manufacturing. One fifth of the finalists turnover more than £1 billion annually - with the lowest turnover peaking at £30k and highest reaching £55 billion. They represent regions from all over Britain including London, Exeter, Glasgow and Cardiff.
Dame Helen Alexander, Chair of judges for the National Business Awards, said: “These organisations and leaders represent exceptional success over the past year. The environment has been tough; these are the firms leading the way to growth. There’s a broad spectrum of sectors represented, as well as organisations of very different sizes, reflecting the diversity of British business and the vitality of our economy. Congratulations to all our finalists.”
Alex Evans, Programme Director of the National Business Awards said: “The quality of finalists is outstanding every year – with Britain’s most promising new businesses and most impactful social enterprises recognised alongside top performing SMEs and the most sustainable mid market and large cap firms.”
Finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated for the titles. They will now prepare to make presentations to expert juries who will decide the category winners. The overall winners across all 17 categories will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 12 November at the Grosvenor House, London.