Following our recent double-win at the Retail Systems Awards 2016 this month, Parcelly's Founder & CEO Sebastian Steinhauser was announced 'Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year 2016' at a glamourous, high-profile Great British Entrepreneur Awards ceremony last night.
'Regarded as the benchmark for entrepreneurial success in the UK, the Awards celebrate the contributions and innovations of British entrepreneurs and their impact on the economy. Celebrating entrepreneurs who embody a spirit of disruption, innovation and enterprise, the Awards will recognise business leaders from multiple industries across the 17 awards categories.'
"The Great British Entrepreneurs awards is inspirational, showcasing the best of British and evidencing some amazing entrepreneurial talent."
Michael Jacobsen, Serial Entrepreneur, GBEA Judge
The 'Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year' category, sponsored by NatWest and AXA, was fiercely contested and contained a shortlist of 8 highly successful entrepreneurs:
- Kim Antoniou & Tarryn Gorre, Kafoodle
- Liz Doogan-Hobbs MBE, Liz Hobbs Group
- Rob Dance, RockIT
- Tim Goodbody & Wayne Sweatman, Uni Safe
- Joanne Smith, The Consulting Consortium
- Steve King, Black Swan Data
- Peter Done, Peninsula
- Sebastian Steinhauser, Parcelly
Winning the 'Great British Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year 2016' award is a real testimony of our CEO's vision of revolutionising the first- and last-mile delivery sector which entails having a strong positive social and environmental impact. Parcelly's business model not only revives local highstreets and reduces the number of driver destinations and multiple delivery attempts, but also donates up to 5% of each parcel booking to our long-term partner Atmosfair to further reduce the carbon footprint. Placing customer convenience at the heart of our business proposition, Parcelly keeps innovating and adding additional services like Parcelly Agent and the recent launch of a secure Key Exchange service to our portfolio.
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards truly acknowledge the personal achievements of some of the most inspiring British entrepreneurs and businesses in the UK. I would like to thank the judges and feel truly honoured to be recognised as an individual alongside Great Britain's finest business talent. As much as I believe in the importance of a visionary who takes the initial risk and commitment to start a project and drive the business forward, it is much more the collective achievement of an enthusiastic, hardworking and driven team. Hence I see this accolade just as much as a true testament to our outstanding and truly entrepreneurial team, investors and partners.
- Sebastian Steinhauser, CEO & Founder of Parcelly
The awards ceremony took place at the Ballrooms of the distinguished Lancaster Hotel in London last night. For an overview of award category judges please click HERE. The full list of celebrated winners of the night is available on the Great British Entrepreneur website LINK.