Entrepreneur of the Year Award goes to member of the Technology Strategy Board

11 Nov 2009

Entrepreneur of the Year Award goes to member of the Technology Strategy Board

The Technology Strategy Board is pleased to congratulate Sara Murray, one of its Board Members, on winning the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the annual National Business Awards sponsored by Orange. 

Sara, who is most well known for founding the successful website Confused.com is a serial entrepreneur and now runs buddi, a GPS personal tracker which locates people instantly.

Graham Spittle CBE, Chairman of the Technology Strategy Board said:

"I'm sure that I speak for the whole Board in offering my warmest congratulations to Sara on winning this prestigious award.  Entrepreneurship will be crucial in driving economic growth and Sara is an outstanding example of a serial entrepreneur, taking risks and achieving great success in her current and earlier ventures.  She also takes an active role in inspiring, encouraging and helping budding entrepreneurs through her work at Seedcamp and through mentoring and investing.  A most deserved winner"

Commenting on the award, Sara Murray said:

 "I'm delighted and proud to have won this award.  I hope that it will help to raise the profile of buddi as a business and our work in supporting people living with dementia.  I also hope it inspires others to start up and build the successful businesses of tomorrow, upon which our national economic growth will be so dependent.  Building a business is, by nature, risky, challenging and fraught with difficulty but, despite the challenges, I have found it hugely enjoyable and rewarding."

Open to organisations of all sizes from all sectors across the UK, The National Business Awards, sponsored by Orange, is the UK's most prestigious independent business recognition platform with its particular emphasis on success, innovation and ethical business. In all, 17 organisations and individuals were rewarded for their contributions to business success in Britain at an event in London on Tuesday. Ends

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Issued by Claire Cunningham,  Media Relations Manager, Technology Strategy Board.
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Last updated on Friday 30 July 2010 at 14:15

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