Digital entrepreneur Darren Fell has been named as one of the top UK business people in Courvoisier’s prestigious national league table, The Future 500.
The Courvoisier network, in partnership with The Observer, is split into ten categories including science and innovation, media, fashion and retail and business. Fell is profiled among the top 100 people; one of 13 in the business category as featured in The Observer’s ‘Generation Next’ supplement published on 30 November.
Fell, who also won Entrepreneur of the Year at Sussex Business Awards 07/08, recently launched FreelanceAdvisor.co.uk, the advice and networking website for freelancers and contractors. The site’s aim is to unite the UK’s surging community of self-employed as growing uncertainty forces people to look at their skillsets and consider working for themselves. FreelanceAdvisor.co.uk is sponsored by online accounting system Crunch.co.uk. Fell began work on both new ventures after selling his successful email marketing company, Pure360.com earlier this year for $7.8million.
“Being recognised as one of the UK’s top business people in the Courvoisier league table feels a fantastic achievement,” said Darren Fell. “I’ve spent this year building the team and product for online accounting system Crunch.co.uk, while our site to genuinely help the growing freelance industry in the UK - FreelanceAdvisor.co.uk - has taken off in an unbelievable way. This high ranking in the Future 500 will be an additional aid in our discussions with investors.”
Courvoisier’s Future 500 searches for the UK’s most innovative business brains and creative talent. The league table brings together a network of dynamic business individuals, who then attend exclusive networking events throughout the year.
www.FreelanceAdvisor.co.uk is an advice and networking website for freelancers and contractors. Its aim is to unite the UK’s surging community of 1.4 million self-employed people*, offering guidance on setting up and working efficiently; covering all aspects of the lifestyle. The site is written by experts from all industries within the freelancing community - 14 articles are published each month along with a podcast featuring an influential figure. A specialist social network allows freelancers to collaborate and find work. FreelanceAdvisor.co.uk was founded by award-winning online entrepreneur Darren Fell. Fell appears in this year’s ‘Courvoisier The Future 500 in association with The Observer’; a league table of the UK’s most talented business people and was also named Entrepreneur of the Year at the Sussex Business Awards 07/08. FreelanceAdvisor.co.uk is sponsored by online accounting system www.Crunch.co.uk
*Professional Contractors Group (PCG) research released September 2008
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