CONGRATULATIONS to Andy Alderson, CEO and founder of van leasing broker specialist Vanarama, who has been named Tech Entrepreneur of the Year by Go:Tech, run by Business Leader the platform for entrepreneurs.
At an awards event last night in Ashton Gate, Bristol, Andy was presented with the award.
He beat off eight other finalists to take the title:
- Martin Bysh and Paul Dodd – Huboo
- Dr Zara Nanu – Gapsquare
- Michael Bristow – CrowdProperty
- Adam Sharpe – Cardstream
- Harry Bliss – Champion Health
- Fidelma McGuirk – Payslip
- Ryan Pullen – Stripe OLT
- Vlad Nanu & Andy Rogers – Amdaris
Commenting on LinkedIn, Andy said:
An absolute honour to be recognised as Tech Entrepreneur of the Year at the Business Leader Go:Tech awards last night.
In my case, the award should really be re-badged as Team Of The Year, in recognition of the brilliant people at Vanarama who continue to push the boundaries and collect accolades, despite dealing with the most complex and fluid trading conditions our sector has ever faced.
I’m inspired every day by the pure grit and determination of our people, to change the way customers buy vehicles online for the better, as we continually advance our digital storefront and our scalability for our dealer, leaseco and manufacturer partners, through market leading technology.
The broker’s tech position was one of the reasons Auto Trader gave for its £200m valuation acquisition of the Vanarama brand in late March this year.
The full list of the Go:Tech award winners is below.
Go:Tech 2022 Award Winners
Tech Entrepreneur Of The Year
Andy Alderson – Vanarama
Tech Dealmaker Of The Year
Most Innovative Use Of Software Or Cloud Technology
Healthtech Business Of The Year
Sustainable Tech Business Award
AI/Machine Learning Award
Tech Start-Up Business Award
Best Use Of Big Data
Fintech Business Of The Year
Best Mobile Technology Award
IT/Telecoms Support Award
Agilitas IT Solutions
Incubator Or Accelerator Of The Year
Best Use Of VR/AR Award
Main photo courtesy of Andy Alderson’s LinkedIn stream.
Ralph Morton is the leading journalist in the leasing broker sector and editor of Broker News, the website which provides information and news for BVRLA-registered leasing brokers. He also writes extensively on the fleet and leasing market in both the UK and Europe.