Zoopla Wins ‘Innovative Business of the Year’ Award

By Zoopla.co.uk, PRNE
Thursday, October 6, 2011

LONDON, October 7, 2011 -

Leading property search website, Zoopla.co.uk, was awarded the title of Innovative Business of the Year in this year’s Fast Growth Business Awards. The awards were handed out at a ceremony in London’s Mayfair and were organised by growingbusiness.co.uk.

The winners were selected by a panel of expert judges including some of the UK’s leading and best known entrepreneurs and the awards honour the UK’s fastest growing businesses and the people running them.

This latest award for Zoopla follows its recent recognition by Sunday Times Tech Track where it was named as one of 10 Rising Firms to Watch and which monitors Britain’s fastest-growing private technology companies.

Alex Chesterman, Founder & CEO of Zoopla.co.uk said: “We are honoured to have received this award that recognises the innovative approach we bring to the online property market. We are delighted with our accomplishments to date and continue to focus on delivering the best online property experience for our users and the best online marketing service for our members.”

Ian Wallis, editorial director, Growing Business said, “This year’s finalists surpassed our wildest expectations. The companies that have made both the 2011 shortlist and were finalists ought to be immensely proud. The rate of growth experienced, and the level of innovation and ingenuity demonstrated, show that British business has a huge amount to shout about.”

About Zoopla.co.uk

Zoopla.co.uk (www.zoopla.co.uk) is the UK’s most comprehensive property website, focused on empowering consumers with the resources they need to make better-informed property decisions. We help our users make sense of the residential property market by combining property listings with market value data, local information and community tools.

Zoopla.co.uk was founded on the principles of transparency and efficiency and everything we do aims to make the market more effective for both property consumers and professionals alike. By combining free, instant value estimates for every UK home with sold house prices, local market information and hundreds of thousands of properties available for sale and to rent, Zoopla.co.uk has rapidly become the ultimate destination for property consumers to search for property and do their market research. Our unique features allow users to gain an insight into the market and discover information they won’t find anywhere else. And, as a result, we have become one of the most valued sources of both applicant and vendor leads for UK estate agents.

Launched in 2008, we are the fastest growing property website in the UK, now attracting over 10 million visits per month and are proud to have been awarded numerous accolades including being listed in the Top 10 UK Tech Companies (Guardian) and the Top 10 Most Innovative UK Companies (Smarta 100) as well as being voted the UK’s Best Property Portal (Web User, Daily Mail Awards, Website of the Year).

Zoopla Ltd is a privately held company with a highly experienced and proven management team, led by Founder and CEO, Alex Chesterman, and backed by well-respected angel investors and leading venture capital firms Atlas Venture and Octopus Ventures.

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For further information, please contact: Lawrence Hall at lawrence.hall at zoopla.co.uk or on +44(0)20-7620-4618

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