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Co-operative Energy wins Best New Corporate Venture at Market Gravity Corporate Entrepreneur Awards 2011

Posted on 10 November 2011

Over 200 UK business leaders and entrepreneurs gathered at Altitude 360 in London last night to celebrate Market Gravity’s UK Corporate Entrepreneur Awards. The second annual Corporate Entrepreneur Awards, hosted by Adam Shaw,recognised enterprise and innovation within large UK companies. The Midcounties Co-operative won Best New Corporate Venture for Co-operative Energy. Nigel Mason - Business Development Manager at Co-operative Energy commented “…we chose a big market but we have also chosen one with which few people are satisfied and so we thought that the Co-operative brand which is well liked and well trusted would help us quickly gain a market share.” Peter Sayburn, Director at Market Gravity commented “The nominations in this category were all particularly strong. Co-op Energy overcame high barriers to entry and aimed to disrupt the market with a simple proposition - strong renewables and community credentials aligned with Co-op’s ethical brand values.” This year there were three award categories to commend the best of corporate entrepreneurship; Best New Corporate Venture, Best Reinvention of an Existing Product or Service and Best Example of Building an Entrepreneurial Culture. Gideon Hyde, Director at Market Gravity commented on the awards “There are many events that celebrate the achievements of private entrepreneurs in small growth companies. We feel that it is important to recognise the individuals and teams who demonstrate outstanding entrepreneurship in big companies. It takes an entrepreneurial mindset and real determination to grow new businesses from within and success provides jobs and prosperity in the UK and beyond.”

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