Zoopla Property Group (ZPG), owner of leading property websites Zoopla.co.uk, PrimeLocation.com and SmartNewHomes.com, has been named as Europe’s Most Exciting Investor Backed Company of the Year at the Investor Allstars Awards 2013. The awards, which were held last night at London’s Natural History Museum, celebrate excellence in entrepreneurship and the professional investor community and is an annual event.
ZPG was one of seven shortlisted companies (from hundreds of entries) who had to give a 10 minute presentation and answer questions from a live audience of Europe’s leading investors who then voted for their ‘Most Exciting Investor Backed Company of the Year’. Other companies who were shortlisted were Rovio, the Finnish firm responsible for Angry Birds, and travel firm Secret Escapes.
This recognition reflects the staggering growth that ZPG has shown since its launch only five years ago with 63% of online house hunters in the UK now using the company’s websites each month to search for a property.
Meanwhile, ZPG along with its founder & CEO Alex Chesterman, are also shortlisted for other high-profile awards at the moment. ZPG has been named a finalist for ‘Company of the Year’ (Growing Business Awards) and Alex Chesterman is currently in the running for ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ in both the National Business Awards and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
Alex Chesterman, Founder & CEO of ZPG said, “We’re delighted with the recognition that this award brings. The fact that a live audience of leading investors voted for ZPG over other great businesses is a great reward and speaks to the hard work and dedication of our team. We are delighted with our accomplishments to date and continue to focus on delivering the best online property experience for our users and the best online marketing service for our members.”
Source: Zoopla Property Group