|Betfair, the world’s leading betting exchange, was crowned the KPMG Company of the Year at the annual CBI/Real Business Growing Business Awards in London last week.|
The Awards ceremony was attended by Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer, who addressed an audience of more than 600 of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs.
He was joined in his praise of the Award winners by Digby Jones, Director-General of the CBI, who said, “Innovative companies are the backbone of the British industry. This award champions their success and I’m sure will help pave the way for even greater achievements.”
Andrew Black, founder of Betfair, added, “We are absolutely delighted to have received this prestigious Award. It is a great honour to be recognized in this way, particularly in front of some of Britain’s leading businessmen. It is a fantastic endorsement of both our product and our business.”
Betfair has single-handedly revolutionised the global betting industry. Launched just over four years ago, it is already one of the UK’s most successful internet-based businesses, and has visions of becoming the world’s leading betting organisations.
Before the Awards ceremony, the company had already been widely acclaimed for its success, winning the Ernst and Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2002 and the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2003.
Betfair’s contribution to British innovation was further recognised last week when it won two awards, the Most Innovative Betting and Gaming Concept and the overall Most Innovative Leisure Concept, at the Leopards: Leisure Operator Awards.