Digital Entrepreneur Awards (DEA) celebrates the best of the UK’s digital business ecosystem.
A wealth of amazing organisations, businesses and individuals entered the awards demonstrating outstanding innovation, creativity and talent.
The awards, now in their 15th year, cover 20 categories encompassing every area of today’s digital business ecosystem from enigmatic leadership to forward-thinking development and cutting-edge creative.
The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony at The Principal Hotel, Manchester on November 21.
Finalists in the Digital Entrepreneur of the Year category are:
Adam Frisby, CEO, InTheStyle
Somayeh Aghnia, Founder, Geeks
Sukhi Jutla, CEO & Founder, MarketOrders
Mark Roberts, Co-founder & CEO, Beer Hawk
Gareth O’Rourke, Founder, CHO Fashion & Lifestyle
Adeem Younis, Founder, Single Muslim
Louis James Davis, Davis Co Holdings Ltd & VST Enterprises
MarketOrders Press Release:
Today, MarketOrders COO & Co-Founder, Sukhi Jutla, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Digital Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2019 Digital Entrepreneur Awards (DEAs).
MarketOrders is an online marketplace designed by entrepreneurs, for businesses. Specialised in the gold and diamond jewellery industry, MarketOrders disrupts a traditional sector by using new technology which benefits both suppliers and retailers.
Created in 2016 by serial entrepreneurs Ram Krishnna Rao and Sukhi Jutla, MarketOrders aims to empower high street retailers by helping independent retail jewellers to get the products they need faster, cheaper and directly from global suppliers.
The DEAs are the only national awards dedicated to championing digital entrepreneurialism and innovation across the UK.
Sukhi Jutla reacted to her nomination: “It’s an honour to be named a finalist in the most competitive category in these digital awards. As the world continues to evolve and be shaped by new digital technologies, it is immensely rewarding and to be named as someone who is contributing to these exciting changes and being a part of leading this conversation of change in the digital landscape especially through my work with MarketOrders.net”
The finalists beat off competition from hundreds of businesses that entered, across 20 award categories.
The awards, now in their 15thyear, cover categories encompassing every component of today’s online business ecosystem – from enigmatic leadership to forward-thinking development and cutting-edge creative. Categories include Social Media Campaign of the Year, Most Innovative use of Video or Animation and the coveted Digital Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Previous winners of the awards span a range of sectors, from retail giants like Sainsbury’s and PrettyLittleThing to smaller, more agile digital specialists like Social Chain and Clicky Media.
Among the judging panel are Jacqueline de Rojas, president of techUK and chair of the Digital Leaders Board; Heather Waters, enterprise manager at NatWest; Vikas Shah, CEO of Swiscot Group and Susie Ma, founder and CEO of Tropic Skincare.
One of the UK’s true tech heavyweights joins the judging panel this year. President of techUK and chair of Digital Leaders, Jacqueline de Rojas serves on the government’s Digital Economy Council and is an advisor to a number of fast-moving tech companies.
Commenting on the DEAs, de Rojas said: “We are known as a nation of innovators and of entrepreneurs. It is quite simply a privilege to judge the technologies and innovators at the frontier of change.
“The UK is a nation of technological significance and shining a light on entrepreneurship in this space is a way of investing in our digital future.
“I have seen the smallest of changes make the biggest of differences and I am delighted to see the creativity of our digital entrepreneurs fixing real-world problems that are worth solving.”
Visit the DEA website for a full list of finalists or for details on how to book a table at the final ceremony.
You can find the official DEA release here.