App55 wins Best Northern Tech Startup award

App55’s online payment service wins the award for Best Northern Tech Startup at the Northern Tech Awards

App55 was named as the Best Northern Tech Startup last week at the Northern Tech Awards ceremony at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester. It was awarded the honour by Techcelerate, which supports tech entrepreneurs and promotes tech companies in the North of England.

In winning the ‘Best Northern Tech Startup’ award, App55 has been recognised for its achievement in creating an innovative payment solution for corporate customers.

App55 provides a PCI compliant, scalable online payment solution. Using App55, businesses can let their customers buy from inside their brand on any device that connects to the Internet to create a seamless shopping experience which is proven to increase sales.

App55’s Founder and CEO Richard Beaton said, “We are delighted to have won this accolade for Best Northern Venture Backed Tech Startup at the Northern Tech Awards.

“Businesses are looking to optimise online sales and exploit the possibilities emerging with the exponential growth of m-commerce. App55’s innovative solution helps them achieve this by enabling secure, white-label, one-click payments from any internet-enabled device.

“This award demonstrates that App55 have developed the right product for the right time and is a tremendous boost to our aim of becoming a trusted and recognised name in online payments.”

Commenting at the Awards, Manoj Ranaweera, Founder of Techcelerate said: “Congratulations to Richard Beaton and the team for winning the Best Venture-backed Tech Startup 2011 award, beating stiff competition. It’s great to see innovative technologies such as App55 developed in the North of England. Adding payment capability to web and mobile applications has always been tricky, and it’s great to see App55 rising to the challenge of simplifying the process. I look forward to hearing great news about the company as it gains momentum in the payments sector.”

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