Sukhi Jutla Becomes Women’s Entrepreneur Ambassador of Westmont Enterprise Hub

Blockchain entrepreneur and MarketOrders Co-Founder Sukhi Jutla was recently chosen by Westmont Enterprise Hub to become their Women’s Entrepreneur ambassador. This new vibrant start-up facility, which is part of University of West London (UWL), aims to support and encourage entrepreneurship.

 

 

 

Empowering entrepreneurs

Westmont Enterprise Hub will link entrepreneurs with investment, business support, and University expertise to help them succeed and is a major boost for start-up businesses in the region.
With already more than 20 start-ups and 450 members, the Hub has connections to more than 500 businesses and plans to double its number of start-ups by the end of the year.
Sukhi commented: ‘The Hub is a wonderful initiative to cultivate and spark the incredible entrepreneurial talent growing in West London. The Hub benefits from the facilities of the University as well as connections to investors as well as other peer groups. West London has always been a thriving entrepreneurial area and its fantastic to see this infrastructure to support this thriving ecosystem.’

Laurence Geller CBE, Chancellor, University of West London, added: “Future growth in the economy depends on more people having the skills, knowledge and confidence to start new businesses. Through the Westmont Enterprise Hub, the University is supporting and inspiring students and the local community to achieve their dream of starting or growing a business.”

 

 

An Ambassador to lead the way

Sukhi’s role will involve advisory, inspiration, and leadership. Experience is gold, and Sukhi has got a lot of it through her career. Graduating from Royal Holloway, University of London after attending the local Ealing college and working in corporate finance, Sukhi wasn’t meant to be an entrepreneur. After a decade, she left the corporate world and explained her transition to entrepreneurship in her book ‘Escape the Cubicle: Quit the job you hate. Create a life you love’.
After 10 years of being an entrepreneur, several ups and downs and a few mistakes, she has become a fulfilled business woman and a thought leader in the tech space. Indeed, she has been recognised by a number of industry awards including the Asian Women of Achievement Awards, Management Todays ’35 Women Under 35′ and named a Top 100 European Digital Pioneer by The Financial Times and Google.

Sukhi gave us her insight on what it’s like to be an entrepreneur: ‘Most people think of the Richard Branson types of personalities when they think about entrepreneurship but it’s not always like that! I believe we all have the entrepreneurial spirit and it can be expressed in many different ways. My experience brings with it real insider knowledge on what it’s really like to be an entrepreneur and grow a business from scratch, how to deal with setbacks and how to keep moving forward. I will share my learning with the Hub community and encourage more people to consider stating a business, especially in West London.’

To find out more about Westmont Enterprise Hub, go on https://www.uwl.ac.uk/for-business/westmont-enterprise-hub

 

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MarketOrders Celebrates International Women’s Day

It’s International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March and to celebrate MarketOrders is co-hosting a number of events this week.

We are passionate about supporting women in tech and our co-founder, Sukhi Jutla, is a leading role model and thought leader in this space who actively promotes, mentors and supports women into tech careers.

Check out the below events, sign up and say hi!

Women in Business Breakfast Roundtable – Tuesday 5 March

Free tickets here 

On the week of International Women’s Day, join us for an intimate breakfast roundtable for female entrepreneurs, a dynamic discussion with 25 female entrepreneurs.

The breakfast will be hosted by two female investors from the leading VC firms. They will share their industry wisdom and tips for scaling your business.

#WomenShine Conversation with Inspirational Female Founders – Friday 8 March

Free tickets here

Welcoming all entrepreneurs, pre-startups, startups, founders, women and men in business, or those who are simply curious!

Join our #WomenShine panel on Friday the 8th of March from 5.30pm for an insightful discussion & Q&A session from inspirational, empowering women in business featuring: our founder Sukhi Jutla, Randa Bennett – Founder and CEO of VeeLoop and Alex Thomas – Co-Founder of Tuk Tuk Chai.

Westmont Enterprise Hub #MiniHubHack – Fri 8 March

Free tickets here

To mark International Women’s Day, Westmont Enterprise Hub is opening up this challenge to you…#MiniHubHack – giving you the chance to tackle three mini-business challenges in the areas of marketing, branding and finance set by our entrepreneurs.

Come to the Hub, work in teams to brainstorm and develop effective ideas to help our businesses.

At the end of the challenge, there’ll be an opportunity to present your great ideas!

 

MarketOrders attends London Business Awards 2019

On Thursday 28th Feb, MarketOrders was invited to the London Business Awards as graduates from the Business Growth Programme. Our Head of Advertising, George Ceuca attended (centre in image below).

Congratulations to the winners who included:

  • Russ Shaw for ‘London Hero’
  • Charge Point – winner of the Social Impact International Company award
  • Emotech – winner of One to Watch award
  • Mark Martin – winner of the Paying it Forward award

The London Business Awards aims to shine a light on the successes and innovative excellence across London’s business community. The awards recognise a number of categories that encompass the accomplishments of the businesses London & Partners have supported over the past 12 months.

The London Business Awards were attended by 700 of London’s CEOs, entrepreneurs, supporters of the Business Ecosystem and politicians including Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Deputy Business Mayor, Rajesh Agrawal.

The awards give the opportunity to celebrate the growth of the city and the achievements of all the companies that are proud to call London their home.

Congratulations to all the winners and MarketOrders is thrilled to be a part of this journey and to celebrate alongside you!

MarketOrders named ‘Best New Business’ at Hounslow Business Awards

Press Release: 01/03/2019

MarketOrders named ‘Best New Business’ at Hounslow Business Awards

We are delighted to announce MarketOrders picked up the ‘Best New Business Award’ at the Hounslow Business Awards at a special gala dinner held at the Hilton Syon Park on Thursday 28th Feb.

The awards are run by the Hounslow Chamber of Commerce and showcase the best businesses in the Hounslow borough.

Hounslow’s most prestigious business event of the year was a glittering celebration of commercial excellence, innovation and entrepreneurial flair.

As one of the most eagerly anticipated dates in the West London business calendar, the Hounslow Business Awards Dinner & Awards Ceremony, on Thursday 28th February at Hilton Syon Park was attended by more than 150 guests at this prestigious black-tie event, all of whom enjoyed a glitzy champagne reception, a sumptuous three course dinner and the glittering awards ceremony.

The 2019 Hounslow Business Awards were hosted by local personality David Blackmore, a multi-media journalist for 15 years, David can be seen on Britain’s biggest daytime show This Morning with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

Our Chief Customer Care Officer, Krystian Ozog, picked up the award for MarketOrders and in his acceptance speech praised the team effort at MarketOrders and how it was important to showcase new business talent in the local community.

MarketOrders CEO and founder, Ram Krishnna Rao said, ‘We are proud of our achievements and to be showcasing the best of West London based businesses. To win this award is a testament to the hard work my team puts in daily to keep disrupting the gold jewellery industry with the use of tech’.

Suki Jutla, co-founder and COO said, ‘’We are thrilled to have won this prestigious award. West London and Hounslow is a thriving hub for the tech and creative industries and we are thrilled to be at the forefront of this wave of entrepreneurship. It is important as a startup to celebrate success and it’s moments like these that make it worthwhile.’’

MarketOrders was also named a Finalist in the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award and was also featured in the ‘’Highly Commended’’ category for Sukhi Jutla’s efforts in the tech industry, thought leadership and as a role model for women in tech.

MarketOrders sends its heartiest congratulation to all the winners and finalists and is proud to be a part of this thriving economy in West London.

MarketOrders is currently preparing its crowdfunding campaign. The funds will be invested in the expansion of the team, technology development and marketing. If you would like to stay updated with the latest developments please pre-register your interest for early-access here: https://marketorders.net/crowdfund/

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To learn out more about MarketOrders: https://marketorders.net
This month’s coverage: https://marketorders.net/marketorders-in-the-blockchain-press/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/market-orders

MarketOrders Co-Founder Named as One of the UK’s Top 100 Women in Tech

 

MarketOrders Co-Founder, Sukhi Jutla, was recently named as one of the UK’s top 100 Women in Tech. She recieved her award on Thursday 31 January during the awards ceremony taking place at the London County Hall, London.

 

The award’s celebration was an opportunity to meet and network with other winners, sponsors and judges; enjoy a three-course meal, wine and champagne reception to toast achievements.

 

The evening was facilitated by Kate Russell, BBC Click, Journalist, Tech Reporter and Author. The special guest speaker was Chi Onwurah, Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central and Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science and Innovation.

Only two days after receiving its certificate as a Top 100 European Digital Pioneer by The Financial Times and Google, Sukhi Jutla couldn’t be prouder: “I’m honoured to be named as a Top 100 Woman in Tech in the UK. The UK is one of the best places to launch your tech career and I hope this award continues to inspire more women into tech careers and show you can make a huge and lasting impact”.

Since September 2018, WeAreTechWomen has been searching the UK for the best female tech talent in the country. They received over 500 nominations from across the UK and Northern Ireland and 28,000 votes of support from across the globe. The calibre of entries for these awards was exceptional and all of the judges stated how difficult it was to arrive at the shortlist due to the amazing achievements of the nominees.

 

 

Vanessa Vallely OBE, Founder of WeAreTechWomen said, “At WeAreTechWomen we have made it our personal mission to shine a spotlight on women working in tech. Our strategic aim is to highlight 500 female future leaders in technology by 2022. The response to this year’s awards has been fantastic and calibre of entries has been outstanding! I am so proud to see so many women in tech recognised for their achievements and look forward to celebrating our winners and their achievements.”

Author of three books and World’s First #1 Bestselling ‘Blockchain’ Author, Sukhi and her team launched MarketOrders in 2016, with the ambition of evolving the gold and diamond jewellery industry using technology.

Two years later, MarketOrders is a running online B2B platform helping independent retail jewellers to get the products they need faster, cheaper and direct from global suppliers. Over a thousand products are available and the platform serves UK retailers and partnered with suppliers in four international locations: Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and India.

On Wednesday 30 January, Sukhi received a great news from Hounslow Chamber of Commerce and the Hounslow Business Awards team. She and MarketOrders have been shortlisted respectively for Entrepreneur of the Year and Best New Business.

MarketOrders is currently preparing its crowdfunding campaign which will be live in February. The funds will be invested in the expansion of the team, technology development and marketing.

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To learn out more about MarketOrders: https://marketorders.net

This month coverage: https://marketorders.net/marketorders-in-the-blockchain-press/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/market-orders

 

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MarketOrders in the Blockchain Press

 

This month MarketOrders has been featured in 4 articles related to blockchain related news. Check out the articles in the links below:

 

Jan 11 2019: In this article, our COO Sukhi Jutla gives her views on the crypto markets and the associated volatility.

 

Read more here: https://blockpublisher.com/bitcoin-price-btc-moves-below-4000-once-again/

 

 

Jan 12 2019: The market situation is worsening and major sell-off events are being observed in the crypto space. Analysts and experts, however, were not very surprised by the sudden plunge in valuations of most of the cryptocurrencies. According to Sukhi Jutla, the founder & COO of MarketOrders, the market plunge was barely a natural market correction because it was overinflated last year.

 

Read more here: https://blockpublisher.com/were-not-expecting-a-real-rebound-anytime-soon-according-to-co-founder-of-altonomy/

 

 

18 Jan 2019: “I Believe it Does Have the Potential to Become Digital Gold” – COO MarketOrders on Bitcoin.

 

Read more here: https://blockpublisher.com/i-believe-it-does-have-the-potential-to-become-digital-gold-coo-marketorders-on-bitcoin/

 

20 Jan 2019: Bitcoin Price: BTC Stands at $3,800 with Pleasant Signs of Growth

Although the market is showing subtle growth, the momentum building is still missing, and the direction of the market is still undefined. Sukhi Jutla, Founder & COO of MarketOrders believed that the uncertainty might continue for quite a while.

 

Read more here: https://blockpublisher.com/bitcoin-price-btc-stands-at-3800-with-pleasant-signs-of-growth/

 

About MarketOrders

MarketOrders helps independent retail jewellers to get the products they need faster, cheaper and direct from global suppliers. If you are an independent retail jeweller find out more at https://marketorders.net/

Connect with us:

Web: https://marketorders.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marketordersofficial/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Market_Orders
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marketorder/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/market-orders/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFnJ5_ZVaH3Gpd67Poeunxg

Contact details: info@marketorders.net


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MarketOrders interviewed at The London Stock Exchange Studios

MarketOrders was recently invited to be interviewed at the prestigious London Stock Exchange Studios in the heart of the financial district in London.

 

Sukhi Jutla, our founder and COO spoke about how MarketOrders is usuing technology to create more efficient and streamlined processes in the supply of precious gold and diamond jewellery products in the wholesale market

 

MarketOrders is an online marketplace helping independent retail jewellers to source the products they need faster, cheaper and direct from suppliers.

 

 

In this video Sukhi talks about how:

  • The gold industry is very old fashioned and has not fully embraced technology and this is where MarketOrders is helping to streamline the processes.
  • The main challenges facing retail jewellers and how MarketOrders is solving them
  • How blockchain technology can be used as a solution to create more efficient supply chains in the gold jewellery industry
  • Sukhi’s experience of being the first author in the world to publish a book on a  blockchain

 

Watch the interview here: 

 

 

About our founder, Sukhi Jutla

 

Sukhi Jutla is an award-winning entrepreneur and author of 3 books. She is the co-founder of MarketOrders, an online B2B platform for the gold and diamond jewellery industry. She is a leading international speaker, influencer and thought leader in tech and a qualified IBM Blockchain Foundation Developer. She is recognized by a number of industry awards including the Asian Women of Achievement Awards, Management Todays ’35 Women Under 35′ and named a Top 100 European Digital Pioneer by The Financial Times and Google. In April 2018 Sukhi made global headlines when she became the World’s First #1 Bestselling ‘Blockchain’ Author.

 

About MarketOrders

MarketOrders is an online marketplace helping independent retail jewellers to source the products they need faster, cheaper and direct from suppliers.

www.MarketOrders.net

 

Connect with us:

Web: https://marketorders.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marketordersofficial/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Market_Orders
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marketorder/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/market-orders/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFnJ5_ZVaH3Gpd67Poeunxg

Contact details: info@marketorders.net

 

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5 trends that will shape the jewellery industry in 2019

 

Buying jewellery is an emotional experience and most times it is being purchased for a special person or a special event.

 

This is why so many jewellery purchases happen in-store rather than online. But this is because no trusted marketplace exists which gives both the customer and retailer confidence to buy and sell online.

 

In the past, most purchases were done instore and the jewellery industry is not usually associated with embracing technology. But this is all changing.

 

At MarketOrders we have seen the trend shifting to embrace technology in the jewellery market.

 

We work hard every day to help our customer, the independent family jeweller to thrive on the high street by using MarketOrders as their technology partner.

 

We do this by leveraging the power of technology which allows our customer to access products globally using our marketplace.

 

For independent retail jewellers to remain  competitive they need two things- incredible designs and lower prices in order to attract customers

 

MarketOrders is helping to create this by becoming the leading marketplace globally to offer the widest choice of products through one secure global jewellery marketplace.

 

Based on our extensive experience and in-depth industry expertise, here are 5 trends that will shape the jewellery industry in 2019

 

  1. Customers want to shop more locally

It is a paradox that the more globally connected we become the more locally we tend to shop.

This is good news for the high retail jeweller. Commoditized products like toothpaste and groceries can be bought online but jewellery purchases are emotional and in most cases, customers want to see the product in the store. MarketOrders can help drive customers in store by providing the retailer with the widest choice of products which will attract in-store customers

 

photo credit: https://pixabay.com/en/woman-girl-model-try-style-1326709/

 

 

  1. The high street is NOT dead

The consumer journey typically starts on the mobile device but is increasingly ending up in the physical store. An increasing amount of people actually prefer to go to store. According to new research from Vista Retail Support, 81% of UK consumers see the physical store as vital to the shopping experience and 70% say they enjoy the full experience of going into stores to browse, see what’s new and buy what they like.

 

  1. Technology to drive in-store purchases

The exciting use of technology will entice more consumers inside a store, research from Vista Retail Support showed 61% of consumers would visit regularly to use virtual and augmented reality applications, smart mirrors and interactive gaming. We will see an increasing number of stores offering virtual experiences. Imagine putting on a headset in store to see the mine where your gold and diamonds came from!

 

  1. Customisation & data

Retail jewellers will continue to embrace customisations as they will begin to understand that customers will purchase more when they receive personalised recommendations and offers on smart devices. There will be an increasing trend and need for jewellers to better understand their data.

 

  1. Millennials and Post Millennials drive purchases

This market segment is increasing, has purchasing power and most importantly are digital savvy. They embrace shopping online as well as making the majority of purchases through their smart devices. The jewellery industry will become more mobile optimised as they start to adapt to this new customer who values exciting, transparent and smooth shopping experiences. This generation also values experiences and would come in store if the experience was exciting.

 

photo credit: https://pixabay.com/en/email-business-smartphone-screen-2056028/

 

 

About MarketOrders

MarketOrders helps independent retail jewellers to get the products they need faster, cheaper and direct from global suppliers. If you are an independent retail jeweller find out more at https://marketorders.net/

 

Connect with us:

Web: https://marketorders.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marketordersofficial/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Market_Orders
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marketorder/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/market-orders/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFnJ5_ZVaH3Gpd67Poeunxg

Contact details: info@marketorders.net

 

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MarketOrders named on BusinessCloud’s 301 Female Tech Trailblazers list.

 

MarketOrders is pleased to announce their co-founder and COO, Sukhi Jutla is named as a Female Tech Trailblazer by the latest list announced by Business Cloud.

 

The list is made up of everybody from household names to inspirational women at the start of a journey in tech who have the potential to change the industry. The list is published online at Business Cloud as well in the Q4 2018 print edition.

 

Chris McGuire, BusinessCloud’s editor said:

We’ve ripped up the rule book…rather than limit ourselves to 101 names on our must-read lists we’ve taken off the brakes by publishing the names of 301 female entrepreneurs and pioneers of tech. One statistic that is trotted out is that only 17 per cent of people in the tech sector are women. We need to increase the number of women working in tech and we hope that by publishing a list of 301 female entrepreneurs and pioneers of tech, they’ll become role models to the next generation.’’

 

Ram Krishnna Rao, MarketOrders CEO said:

‘I’m very proud to have a diverse team as we actively encourage and promote more women in tech at MarketOrders so it’s great that my co-founder and COO Sukhi is recognised as a tech pioneer and serves as a role model to other women considering a career in technology.’

 

 

The full list can be viewed online here: https://www.businesscloud.co.uk/301-tech-trailblazers

 

About MarketOrders

MarketOrders helps independent retail jewellers to source the products they need faster, cheaper and direct from suppliers through our innovative tech platform and marketplace.

 

Connect MarketOrders

Web: https://marketorders.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marketordersofficial/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Market_Orders
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marketorder/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/market-orders/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFnJ5_ZVaH3Gpd67Poeunxg

Contact details: info@marketorders.net

 

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MarketOrders: 2018 Highlights & Summary

 

2018 has been an incredible journey of both growth and new learnings for the team at MarketOrders. In this post, we share our highlights of 2018 and hope you also enjoy this recap of 2018!

We share our progress, awards won and how we are contributing to a more inclusive and diverse tech community.

 

January

  • MarketOrders accepted into the Mayors of London Business Growth Programme
  • Our co-founder and  COO, Sukhi Jutla spoke at Enterprise Nations Flagship Startup conference

 

 

February

  • Sukhi is accepted onto Hatch’s Female Founders Accelerator Programme backed by JP Morgan for 6 months of business support to propel MarketOrders
  • Sukhi announced as a shortlisted candidate for the Asian Women of Achievements Awards

 

March

  • Sukhi announced as a Top 100 Asian in UK Tech

 

 

April

 

 

May

  • Sukhi announced as a Finalist in the Asian Women of Achievements Awards
  • MarketOrders speaks at the Diversity in Tech conference

 

 

June

  • MarketOrders invited to the London Stock Exchange to celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship
  • Sukhi announced as a winner in the Rising Star Entrepreneur by WeAreTheCity Awards
  • MarketOrders speaks at London Blockchain Summit on Retail and blockchain and Women of Silicon Valley conference on raising investment

 

 

 

July

  • Sukhi announced as a top ‘35 woman to Watch’ by Management Today and featured in The Sunday Telegraph
  • MarketOrders beats 20 companies to win 1st prize of £100k investment at the London Blockchain Accelerator
  • MarketOrders speaks at Unbound conference, Department of International Trade on Women In Tech
  • MarketOrders appears on the Women’s Business Radio Show

 

August

  • MarkerOrders featured as a success story after graduating from the London & Partners Programme:

 

 

September

  • MarketOrders speaks at The European Entrepreneur Summit, E-commerce Blockchain Conference and Ministry of Entrepreneurship Conference
  • Sukhi announced as a semi-finalist in the Venus Awards for 2 categories: Influential Woman & Inspirational Women in Tech

 

October

  • Sukhi is one of 4 startup founder stories to be profiled for the launch of a nationwide campaign called #OneTechNation to inspire more women and individuals from underrepresented communities to consider starting an ambitious startup. Watch the video here:

 

  • MarketOrders attends an invite-only Roundtable discussion on the impact of Brexit on starts ups in London
  • MarketOrders invited to The London Stock Exchange Studies for an interview on technology trends in the gold industry. Interview coming soon!

 

 

November

  • Sukhi announced a finalist in the Catherine Variety Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • MarketOrders announced a Top 100 European Digital Pioneer by The Financial Times & Google beating 4,000 nominations across Europe!
  • MarketOrders announced as a Community Partner for Tech Inclusion at Bloomberg to foster more diversity in tech
  • MarketOrders doubles in team size- welcome to Sinead, Andrew, Caroline, Karen, Filip, George, and Joel!

 

 

December

  • Sukhi named as a Top 100 Woman in Tech by WeAreTechWomen
  • Sukhi named Top Female Tech Trailblazer by Business Cloud
  • MarketOrders speaks at Business Growth Programmes Scaling to Success Conference
  • Invited to invite only Roundtable with Deputy Mayor Rajesh Agarwal on how to better support Female Asian Entrepreneurs

 

 

Plans for 2019

In 2019 we have big plans so watch this space. You will even have a chance to be a part of the MarketOrders team as we prepare to crowdfund soon. Sign up to the newsletter to stay up to date or drop Sukjhi or Ram a message on LinkedIn.

 

We will be focused on expanding our UK market share, entering into European markets, focused on new customer acquisition and exponential growth.

 

And Finally….

A massive THANK YOU to all our customers, partners and team and everyone who supports us in growing and developing MarketOrders.

 

Connect with us:

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Market_Orders
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Contact details: info@marketorders.net

 

Written by CEO & Founder, MarketOrders