KashFlow Scoops Two Prestigious Business Awards

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  1. 10 Yetis

    10 Yetis UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Accounting software company KashFlow is planning a double celebration this week having won two prestigious business awards in the categories of “Growing Business of the Year” and the Managing Director winning “Young Entrepreneur of the Year”.

    UK based accounting software company KashFlow is celebrating this week having scooped top honours in not one but two award category’s in the 2008 Basildon District Business Awards.

    Pitsea based KashFlow won top spot for the “Growing Business of the Year”, beating off competition from the likes of a website design company and a manufacturing business, along with the Managing Director of KashFlow, Duane Jackson, winning the coveted title of “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” Award.

    The awards ceremony was a black-tie event that took place at Towngate Theatre in Basildon on Friday 11th July 2008. Chairing the panel of judges was Lloyds TSB’s Information Architect and local Conservative Councillor and Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Steve Horgan, a trained electronic engineer who has worked for large-scale IT companies for over 22 years.

    Speaking about KashFlow’s achievement of winning the Growing Business of the Year Award, Managing Director, Duane Jackson said,

    “The award win is testament to the fact that we have a very hard working and skilled team who are as passionate as I am about growing the business in a way that is not only sustainable but will also enable us to maintain the high levels of customer support and product innovation that we have become famous for within the accounting software arena”.

    Speaking about his personal achievement of winning the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award Duane Jackson continued,

    “I am truly honoured to have won this much coveted award especially considering the high level of competition. Anyone who spoke to any other of the finalists for this award would have been impressed by the entrepreneurial talent that we have in the local business community and this speaks volumes about why there are so many successful companies in our region.”

    Simon Hughes, Manager of Basildon Renaissance and one of the judges for the Young Entrepreneur category commented,

    “Duane is a true entrepreneur in every sense of the word and has been committed to making a success of himself and his company.
    Duane started off with web development and soon spotted a major gap in the market, which he took with both hands and has made a major success of. He has gained the right investors, employed the right staff, and puts his customers at the core of his business, helping him to produce a remarkable piece of software for SME’s that is valuable to them and profitable for him.
    He runs a well-managed and organised company, and is a deserving winner of the 2008 Young Entrepreneur Award. Congratulations to Duane and the rest of his company on both awards.”

    The Growing Business of the Year Award was sponsored by English Partnerships and the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award was sponsored by Basildon Renaissance.

    KashFlow launched its flagship product, an online tool specifically designed to help owner-managers in small businesses manage their accounts, in mid 2005. Since that time it has quickly won a significant share of the valuable accounting software market along with launching a new direct-to-accountant division in late 2006.

    In late 2007 KashFlow won a Business Software Satisfaction Award, judged entirely by customer feedback, for the category of web-based accounting, beating the likes of Sage and Netsuite.

    The KashFlow accounting package is securely hosted online; requires no installation and can be trialled for 60 days for free by visiting www.KashFlow.co.uk.

    The site also displays examples of feedback from actual users.


    Editors Notes

    For further information or images to support this story, please contact Andy Barr, 10 Yetis Public Relations, 01452 348211, [email protected]

    In 2007 KashFlow won a Sift Media award, judged entirely by customer feedback, for the category of web-based accounting beating the likes of Sage and Netsuite

    In June 2008, KashFlow became the first accounting software package to be certified by PayPal for integration with its payment platform. PayPal and KashFlow now work in partnership to provide a seamless, end-to-end, payment processing and accounting system

    KashFlow has received two rounds of venture capital funding from Lord Young of Graffham, former Secretary of State for Trade & Industry and ex Chairman of Cable and Wireless

    KashFlow is simple to operate, with users instinctively knowing where to click to perform almost any accountancy task

    KashFlow’s development is unique from any other in that user feedback is the key driver behind every new development and additional functionality

    Owner managers are able to effectively manage their accounts with no need for software training or prior knowledge of accountancy

    KashFlow has been featured in the likes of the Financial Times, Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, The Mail on Sunday and all the leading accounting titles.

    Journalists can subscribe to a KashFlow press release and media announcement newsfeed by visiting the following link and clicking the RSS feed icon;
    Posted: Jul 15, 2008 By: 10 Yetis Member since: Nov 3, 2004
  2. sm1

    sm1 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Well done Duane :)
    Posted: Jul 16, 2008 By: sm1 Member since: Oct 19, 2007
  3. cjd

    cjd UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Jeeze - didn't know there were so many awards up for grabs. Beginning to think Kashflow is sponsoring them all ;-)
    Posted: Jul 16, 2008 By: cjd Member since: Nov 23, 2005
  4. Claire B

    Claire B UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Great news, well done :)
    Posted: Jul 16, 2008 By: Claire B Member since: Jun 16, 2005
  5. coxadmin

    coxadmin UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Congratulations - it's well-deserved.
    Posted: Jul 17, 2008 By: coxadmin Member since: Nov 5, 2004
  6. DuaneJackson

    DuaneJackson UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Thanks guys. It's only a local award. But it's still nice to get a pat on the back : )

    Damn, you've discovered our secret!
    Posted: Jul 17, 2008 By: DuaneJackson Member since: Jul 14, 2005
  7. Eagle

    Eagle UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Congrats! :)
    Posted: Jul 17, 2008 By: Eagle Member since: Oct 3, 2004
  8. Carl-CSNM

    Carl-CSNM UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Well Done! :cool:
    Posted: Jul 17, 2008 By: Carl-CSNM Member since: Apr 9, 2006
  9. Stationery-Direct

    Stationery-Direct UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Congratulations, you are one of the biggest success stories on UKBF and must be very proud.
    Posted: Jul 17, 2008 By: Stationery-Direct Member since: Jul 12, 2005
  10. DuaneJackson

    DuaneJackson UKBF Legend Free Member

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    I don't think I'd go that far. I probably just shout the loudest! : )
    Posted: Jul 17, 2008 By: DuaneJackson Member since: Jul 14, 2005
  11. neild

    neild UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Well done! Just think all that work is now finally paying off.
    Posted: Jul 17, 2008 By: neild Member since: Jul 21, 2007
  12. self-sale

    self-sale UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Well done, great result.
    Posted: Jul 17, 2008 By: self-sale Member since: Oct 25, 2007