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divido founder, christer holloman, accepts queen’s award for enterprise for contributions to innovation

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LONDON - Thursday 29th April, 2021: Divido, the leading whitelabel platform for retail finance, has, today, been awarded the honour of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category.

The revered award, approved by Her Majesty The Queen, recognises British excellence in business, with the Innovation category shining a light on those organisations that push the limits of transformational enterprise.

 

Award winners receive a visit from Her Majesty The Queen’s personal representative, The Lord-Lieutenant of the county, followed by a celebration at a Buckingham Palace reception later in the year. However, due to Covid restrictions, some of these arrangements will change this year.

To be recognised as a Queen’s Awards recipient in the Innovation category is particularly gratifying, further validating our approach to transforming retail finance and, in parallel, partnering with traditional lenders to drive their innovation.

Christer Holloman, CEO, Divido

Christer Holloman, CEO and founder, Divido, said: ‘To receive an award is always a great privilege but to have Her Majesty The Queen’s stamp of quality on what we do is a very great honour for us at Divido.

 

‘To be recognised as a Queen’s Awards recipient in the Innovation category is particularly gratifying, further validating our approach to transforming retail finance and, in parallel, partnering with traditional lenders to drive their innovation.’

 

The award comes following a series of recognitions for Divido’s commitment to innovation and growth, having previously been recognised as 83rd fastest growing company in Europe by the Financial Times’ FT1000 as well as one of the 50 fastest growing tech firms in the UK by Deloitte’s UK Technology Fast 50.



About the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

 

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is an awards programme for British businesses and other organizations who excel at international trade, innovation, sustainable development or promoting opportunity (through social mobility). They are the highest official UK awards for British businesses. 

 

The scheme was established as The Queen’s Award to Industry by a royal warrant of 30 November 1965, and individual categories have been known in the past as The Queen’s Awards for Export, Export Achievement, Technology, Technological Achievement and Environmental Achievement. 

 

The scheme also includes an award for individuals, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion.

 

About Divido

 

Divido’s whitelabel platform connects lenders, merchants and partners at the point of sale; transforming retail finance with proven technology and industry expertise to create a flexible way for you to control and configure payments, now.

 

Consumer behaviours are changing, and changing fast. Lenders and merchants must meet these evolving customer needs and deliver transparency, value and flexibility at the point of sale to earn trust and loyalty, and convert momentary transactions into relationships that last.

 

With award-winning technology, Divido has set a new global standard for retail finance. Its whitelabel, multi-geo, omnichannel platform sweeps aside complexity and gets you to market, fast, placing the power of point-of-sale finance in your hands.

 

Divido has 1,000 clients and operates in ten markets across two continents.

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