SEO24/7 has reached the finalist stage in the Best Business of the Year category in the 2016 E3 Business Awards, which will be held at the Macron Stadium in Bolton on Friday 3rd June.
In addition, our Managing Director Aaron Crewe has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Young Entrepreneur of the Year category.
Asked to comment, Aaron said: “It’s fantastic to reach the finals against strong competition. We’ve gone from strength to strength over the last year and the team has risen to every challenge. To have that recognised like this is a great feeling. Being shortlisted as a finalist is a testament to the hard-work of everyone involved at SEO 24/7. I’m so very grateful of everyone’s efforts and determination, as such we’ve been able to continue to grow the company year on year since we began initially in 2009.”
“Each year, it becomes more of an achievement to win a finalist’s place,” said Mubarak Chati, managing director of 1 Events Media, which hosts the E3 Awards. “Every year since we’ve started, we’ve seen an increase in nominations and a corresponding increase in quality. This year, across all sixteen award categories, we’ve seen an increase of around 25% on last year. That’s on top of last year’s increase which was itself up more than 30% on 2014.
“We’ve had nominations from throughout the North West and we’ve seen real strength in all areas. One of the big surprises has been the number of entries from social enterprises. We had so many, in fact, that we decided to introduce a seventeenth award category, specifically for charities. It’s always been a key purpose of the Awards to celebrate the achievement of all parts of the community – not just the mainstream – so to see charities, young entrepreneurs and women coming forward in such numbers is very gratifying indeed.
“Given the number and the high standard of entries, we certainly gave the Nominations Panel a difficult job. They have risen to the challenge, though, and their final selections represent the very best of the whole North West region. For SEO24/7 to have been named as a finalist for 2016 is an achievement of which it should be very proud.”
More information about the E3 Business Awards, including a full list of finalists, can be found at