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Bigmouthmedia entrepreneur completes hat-trick with British business Oscar


Leading new media entrepreneur Steve Leach of bigmouthmedia triumphed at the UK’s most prestigious business awards. Crowned Entrepreneur of the Year at the Growing Business Awards, the success capped a remarkable year and a hat-trick of successes for the founder of Europe’s largest digital marketing agency.

Dubbed “The business equivalent of the Oscars” by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, an A-list of Britain’s top entrepreneurs gathered for the London ceremony to see the bigmouthmedia CEO beat off stiff competition from a shortlist that included the country’s hottest business talents.

The judging panel - organised independently by Real Business and the CBI - chose Leach over property tycoon Grant Bovey, Michael Cleary of 1st Credit, Loewy’s Charlie Hoult and David Pollock of Chess. Previous award winners include Richard Caudwell, Richard Branson, James Dyson and Philip Green.

“This is fantastic. To win one award was a real triumph for the bigmouth team, but to complete the hat-trick is incredible. It’s also great to see the vibrant Scottish business scene getting the recognition it deserves,” commented Leach.
The win completes a remarkable hat-trick for Leach, earlier this month he secured the coveted Entrepreneur of the Year title at the National Business Awards and the National Business Awards for Scotland in the same category in September.

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About bigmouthmedia
Founded in 1997, bigmouthmedia are leaders in digital marketing, with a team of over 200 staff across 13 offices in 10 countries on 3 continents the company maximizes return and exposure for major brands online through a variety of fully integrated digital marketing channels: Search (PPC and SEO), Online Media Planning, Affiliate Marketing, Social Networking, Brand Monitoring, Online PR and Web Analytics.

Bigmouthmedia services big-brand customers globally including: Adidas, Hilton, British Airways, Tesco, Aer Lingus, BP, Barclays, Castrol, Conrad International, Dorling Kindersley, Early Learning Centre, easyCar, Fasthosts, Jumeirah, Kodak, Canon, Samsung, Starbucks, Top Man, Debenhams, Which?, Lacoste, Euler Hermes, and Wall Street Institute.

Bigmouthmedia is a Deloitte Fast Growth winner and a 2007 FT Best Place to Work. The Company was also named the AXA Small to Medium Business of the Year at the 2006 National Business Awards, with comments from the judges including: “Successful on a global scale. Impressive, knowledgeable” and “A real market leading service performed exceptionally well.”

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