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Ukash Receives its Third Successive Queen’s Award for Enterprise

by david.nunes


Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Southwark presents Award to

Ukash CEO and the 99-strong workforce

London, 24th May 2013 – Ukash, the global online cash provider, yesterday received its third consecutive Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its outstanding contribution to International Trade.  Mrs Jenny Biano, Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Southwark presented David Hunter, Chief Executive of Ukash with the Award outside the company’s offices at London Bridge, proudly watched by the 99- strong workforce.

The photograph attached shows Ukash staff with: David Hunter, Chief Executive Officer of Ukash, with the Queen’s Award; James Allum, Chief Commercial Officer of Ukash, holding the scroll; and Mrs Jenny Biano, Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Southwark, who presented the award.

Commenting on the continued success of Ukash, David Hunter, Chief Executive Officer said:  “This is another great achievement for Ukash and we are honoured to be presented with the award by the Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Southwark.

“This Award recognises Ukash’s contribution to UK exports through our commitment to consumers of all ages and nationalities. I would like to congratulate all our staff who continue to work hard to introduce Ukash into emerging markets and forge new global partnerships.”

Ukash empowers cash consumers in the online world. Its sustained focus on increasing access to its services for the unbanked and digitally nervous has meant it has been recognised as one of Britain’s best performing exporters.  The Queen’s Award for Enterprise reflects a phenomenal 65% year on year growth with a three-fold increase in jobs at the company’s London Bridge location.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious accolades for UK businesses and individuals with winners announced each year on 21 April, as part of Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The International Trade award recognises UK businesses that have delivered substantial growth in overseas earnings and improved levels of commercial success globally.

About Ukash

Ukash is the Global e-Money Network and internationally recognised e-commerce cash payment method that enables consumers around the world to use cash to shop, pay and play online safely, securely and conveniently. This secure payment method was developed to protect personal identity and financial information when making online transactions, reducing the threat of credit and debit card fraud for consumers and repudiations and charge-backs for retailers. Ukash has no age limit, so consumers of all ages can make the most of safe payment online.

Ukash codes are purchased with cash in retail outlets such as shops, petrol stations and kiosks, and issued online from the company’s website. The unique 19 digit codes can then be used to pay directly on any of the thousands of websites that accept Ukash transactions worldwide, or loaded onto prepaid cards and e-wallets.

Established in 2001 under the holding company Smart Voucher Ltd, Ukash® has grown to more than 460,000 physical points of purchase, and is available in more than 50 countries around the world in 6 continents.

Ukash is regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The maximum single value allowed is £200/€250 or equivalent in other currencies, and the maximum amount that can be held by an individual customer is £1,000/€1,250 or equivalent in other currencies.



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