We're a National Business Awards Winner

The Beans Group wins Digital Business of the Year 2013

Last night The Beans Group was revealed as a 2013 National Business Awards winner, receiving The Digital Business of the Year Award, at the awards ceremony and gala dinner hosted by Sky’s Dermot Murnaghan. This Award recognises those best optimising all aspects of the web to achieve consistent growth and strong financial performance through exceptional delivery, customer experience, and innovation.

The National Business Awards judges said:

“Striking deals with e-tailers catering to the youth market segment, The Beans Group has optimised its web and mobile platforms to make itself relevant to students.”

James Eder, Founder and Head of New Business at The Beans Group said:

“We are thrilled to win this award. For us as a business, digital isn’t just part of our strategy; it is our way of life. It is an honour to be recognised for the success of our online campaigns like the digital student ID and Fresherfields.com, the National Online Freshers Fair and Refresherswall.com – The National Student Year Planner which all help brands access and engage with the youth market.”
“Digital businesses are the future and the online world has broken down the barriers for setting up a business. Today any young entrepreneur can start up a business from their bedroom, just like I did when creating website studentbeans.com which went on to expand to become The Beans Group. It’s certainly not easy – if it was, everyone would be doing it – but it is possible. This award is really for the whole team and our clients and partners that have helped us along the journey.”
I think I speak for all the judges in saying that James blew us away. His ideas, execution and passion are an inspiration; The Beans Group is a really worthy winner of this award and the whole team should be very, very proud.
— Judge David Keene, Head of Enterprise Marketing at Google

It was a great evening, including a video address from Rt Hon David Cameron who acknowledged the National Business Awards for recognising excellence in enterprise and honouring some of Britain’s biggest business success stories. The Prime Minister’s message was followed by Sir Bob Geldof, who addressed the 1200 attending business leaders on the role of business in society. HRH Prince Andrew also announced his support for the launch of The HRH Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2014.

A big thank you to everyone who has helped us to be the business we are today - without you and of course the whole team here at The Beans Group - it would not be possible.

Visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for more information.

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