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South West Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists!

We’re celebrating our founders being named South West finalists in the 2021 Great British Entrepreneur Awards!

Written By
Hannah Smiddy

Congratulations are in order for our founders, Dan McIvor and Matt Giles, who have been shortlisted as finalists for the South West Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year award!

This particular Great British Entrepreneur Award seeks to “champion entrepreneurs that have put everything into strategising the expansion and cost of doing business”. Behind them, lies a very traceable history of extending reach and revenue. Ahead, is the constant hunt for business multipliers.

From humble beginnings working as a duo on web design projects in a spare bedroom in Exeter, to running a fully-integrated international ecommerce agency with 62 staff members across the globe, Dan and Matt have been on quite the adventure over the past 11 years.

Swanky is scaling. Fast. But today, our founders are as passionate as ever about building a unique, all-encompassing service offering for brands looking to elevate their ecommerce strategy, and couldn’t be more chuffed to have been recognised in this award category.

Speaking of being shortlisted, Dan McIvor said:

“This is fantastic news! We’re very grateful to the judges for recognising the unique, fast-growth journey we’ve been on. The shortlisting is testament to the talented bunch we’ve got here at Swanky – everyone is an entrepreneur in their own right, constantly innovating and adapting to drive outstanding results for us and our clients.

Congratulations to our fellow South West finalists. We look forward to the regional final in September.”

Matt Giles added:

“It’s brilliant to be recognised for our scale-up story in this way, and we’re certainly in great company on the shortlist!

Inspired by the words of author Frank Herbert, we firmly believe that the quality and longevity of a business depends on the quality of individuals it produces – and with the dedicated, driven, aspiring entrepreneurs we have in our team here at Swanky, I’m confident that we can continue scaling and achieve our ambitious vision for the future.”

South West winners will be crowned at the regional final in September. We can’t wait!

Award-winning Shopify Plus Agency

Award season is in full swing for Swanky. In fact, we recently scooped three UK Digital Growth Awards! We won the B2B Website of the Year award for our work with Saddleback, our Growth Accelerator ‘Radagast Pod’ took home the award for In-House Team of the Year, and we were crowned CRO Agency of the Year! To find out what the judges said about our winning entries, check out our recent blog post.

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