SHE Software’s CEO has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the UK’s technology environment, having made the shortlist of what’s described as ‘the Oscars of the technology industry’.
Matthew Elson has been shortlisted in the Scalingup award categories in the 8th annual Enterprise Awards, which celebrate the very best entrepreneurial talent in tech across the UK. Winners will be announced at an awards dinner to be held at London’s Dorchester Hotel on Wednesday 27 June 2018.
News of the announcement comes hot on the heels of the release of SHE Software’s annual results, which demonstrated the company’s best ever year, with a growth rate of 60 per cent and turnover of more than £4 million.
Matthew said he was delighted by the announcement: “I’m thrilled to have been shortlisted for such a prestigious award.
“Although the awards recognise individuals, this recognition is testimony to the enormous hard work and commitment shown by our entire team.
“I’m pleased that, once more, SHE Software is in the spotlight because of our commercial success in bringing innovative and dynamic solutions to the health and safety market.”
Matthew acquired SHE Software in 2011 and took over as CEO in 2014, having previously held high-profile roles for big names such as McKinsey & Company and Atkins Management Consulting.
After initially turning around and stabilising the business, Matthew has brought together a talented leadership team that has consistently delivered rapid growth for the company’s health and safety software solution, Assure.
A £3 million funding boost from NVM Private Equity has recently seen the firm building its international reach. May saw the launch of a new centre of operations in Chicago, adding US interests to an existing and well-established APAC customer base, with its hub in New Zealand.
John O’Connell, Chairman of the Scaleup Group and founder of the Enterprise Awards, said: “Matthew’s shortlisting for the Enterprise Awards is a tremendous achievement, with so many competing top performing entrepreneurs leading businesses achieving 50%+ compound annual growth.
“This, together with his success in attracting several funding offers recently plus the sustainability of his business model and his bold move into the US market, persuaded our Judging Panel to include him in our short list.”