eTickets.to wins ‘Innovative Business of the Year’ at the Business Startup Awards Thursday 1 November 2007 PDF Print eTickets.to are proud to announce that they are winners of the ‘Innovative Business of the Year’ category at the Startups Awards 2007. Presented with the accolade by Sky News presenter Adrienne Lawler at a prestigious awards ceremony at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, eTickets.to beat off stiff competition from Intelligent Retail, One Post and Smart Rewards. “It’s an honour to be recognised with such a prestigious award” enthused eTickets.to founder Matt McNeill “and being able to see the success of other great UK startups is truly inspiring.” eTickets.to is a revolutionary new online service which allows event promoters to sell electronic tickets directly to their end customers over the internet – removing the need for a booking agent (who usually adds a hefty booking fee which the consumer has to pay). These annual awards, organised by startups.co.uk and endorsed by the The Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform, reveal and celebrate the best small businesses in the UK. “Our winners are the business leaders of tomorrow but the driver’s of today’s economy. It’s essential we recognise their efforts and that’s what the Startups Awards and today’s winners are all about.” Says Matt Thomas, editor, startups.co.uk The winner of each category was decided by top judges, including Martin Webb, presenter, Channel 4’s Risking it All; Sahar Hashemi, co-founder, Coffee Republic and Oli Barrett, founder, Make Your Mark With a Tenner. The successful businesses and the talented people behind them proved their brilliance after fighting off competition from hundreds of entries. In Addition a recent government report published in August revealed that small businesses account for a whopping 47.1% of employment and 37.2% of turnover in the UK, making their combined economic contribution enormous and worthy of recognition!* For information on eTickets.to please contact: Nikki Wright on 07957 434517 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .eTickets.to For press information on the Startups Awards please contact: Ella Gascoigne on 02083341682 or at email@example.com Startups Awards 2007 -ENDS- Notes to editors: *The Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, UK 2006. Published 22 August 2007 eTickets.to eTickets.to is a revolutionary new online service allowing event promoters to sell tickets direct to their customers. eTickets.to cuts out the middle man, putting the promoter in control and lowering costs for the consumer. www.eTickets.to Startups.co.uk The 2007 Startups Awards is organised by Startups.co.uk – the UK’s largest website for people starting and running their own businesses. Startups provides free help and advice to 160,000 new visitors every month. www.startupsawards.co.uk. NATWEST The 2007 Startups Awards is headline sponsored by NatWest Business Banking. As one of the leading banks for small business, NatWest understands the difficulties of running a successful business and knows just how much work it takes. NatWest has an extensive network of local Business Managers and offer a dedicated relationship service to all business customers including a direct line to each business manager, free face-to-face advice and phones manned 24/7. In addition, it offers free and discounted business banking for up to two years, a free start-up course and a comprehensive range of banking solutions tailored to your business needs. www.natwest.co.uk/startup Other sponsors include Barter Card, brighter business, BT, NetRegs, Yellow Pages, amen, brother, BPS, EOFFICE and Business Link. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Global Publicity in the following categories: Business & Finance, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.