Helm Tickets Win Small Business of the Year at Plymouth Business Awards
After entering the Plymouth Business Awards back in February we’re excited to announce that we have won the award for Small Business of the Year! We’re very pleased to be taking home this award after being shortlisted as finalists for two of the other categories: Best Tech Business and Young Business Person of the Year (for our CEO, Jon Catney).
The Plymouth Business Awards feature a variety of Plymouth’s most successful companies – from its largest to its smallest, covering a variety of industries and sectors. The judging panel chose their shortlist and the winners from hundreds of entries in a diverse range of categories. Since 2011 the prestigious awards have been seen as a huge success by dozens of firms, individuals and organizations that have attended.
We entered the awards to celebrate the incredible growth we’ve seen over the last year. Since our creation in 2015, we’ve been able to establish ourselves as a major contender in the ticketing industry. 2018 saw our best year yet, with nearly £100 million of ticket stock listed on our platform and tickets now being sold in 60 different countries. We’re a platform built by event organizers for event organizers, and our organizer-first approach saw huge payoffs last year with a 174.3% increase in organizers registered from January to December 2018. Our CEO, Jon Catney, has been a driving force for this growth so we were thrilled to be able to celebrate his incredible achievements by being a finalist in the Young Business Person of the Year category!
We were dubbed “The hippest company in Plymouth” by Plymouth Live in 2018, and we’re a business that’s proved to be fiercely ambitious with incredible vision. That ambition and insight are all derived from the passion that Jon has to provide the best possible platform for our organizers. We believe it’s the combination of all these things that have led us to win the Small Business of the Year category.
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