Paymentsense has won the UKTI Growth Business of the Year category at the National Business Awards 2015. Having been shortlisted for this award on several occasions, it is a huge honour to be announced as the winner at this year’s ceremony. Presented by Sky News’ Ian King and Poppy Trowbridge, the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, played host to over 1,200 business leaders and welcomed former astronaut and second man on the moon, Buzz Aldrin as the headline speaker. This year we were up against a very strong list of finalists including Better Bathrooms, First Utility, GAP Hire Solutions, McMillan Williams Solicitors Ltd, Nix Communications Group, Southampton Football Club, The Bread Factory, The Right Fuelcard Company and Watchfinder. Having already been listed in this year’s Sunday Times Tech Track 100, it is an incredible achievement to also be recognised by such a prestigious award scheme as the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. Commenting on our success this year, the judges said of Paymentsense: “Paymentsense has opened up the possibility of winning a sizable chunk of a lucrative and very traditional market through its technologically innovative, sales focused and a fleet of foot business model.” We look forward to building on this hugely successful year and constantly improving our service for our customers across the Uk and Ireland.
There are dream jobs and then there’s running your own craft beer shop. For James Hickson, owner of We Brought Beer, the dream of running his own independent beer shop is now a cool, refreshing reality. We caught up with him at his Balham-based store to find out how the ambitious, young beer-fan turned a passion for pale ales into a full-time profession.