MarketOrders COO Sukhi Jutla shortlisted at the London Asian Business Awards

 

We are delighted to announce that our Co-Founder & COO Sukhi Jutla has been shortlisted into the finals under Disruptive Entrepreneur of the Year category at The 3rd London Asian Business Awards!

Another great achievement for MarketOrders that recognises the quality of our fantastic team.

So far, MarketOrders has been nominated and/or won 21 awards! You can find them all on our Awards page here.

 

Congratulations to the other finalists!

DR SUKHBINDER NOORPURI (i-GP, Kent)

Priyanka Raswant (Highbrow, Soho)

Nikhil Shah (London Town Group, Paddington)

Rupa Ganatra Popat (FUTR Group, Soho)

Deepak Tailor (Latest Free Stuff, Ilford)

Tahreem Arshad (Sozie, Surbiton)

Sanjay Patel (The Hundred, Camden)

Amin Hamzianpour (The Qube, West London)

Harsha Rathnayake (Junk Hunters, Willesden)

 

The prestigious and glamorous award ceremony will be held on the 26th September 2019 at The Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London.

Until then, fingers crossed!

 

Official press release:

 

MarketOrders Co-Founder Sukhi Jutla shortlisted as finalist in the Disruptive Entrepreneur of the Year category for the 3rd London Asian Business Awards 2019

 

London, September 13, 2019: Hundreds of the best professionals and businesses have been shortlisted as finalists for the 3rd London Asian Business Awards 2019. They received nominations across the capital. The Awards celebrate a wide range of the South-Asian community’s achievements. These include the worlds of business, charity, food, technology, law and finance.

The Awards showcase the strength of the Asian community, the impact they have on London’s culture & economy, and highlights their progression over the last year. Categories range from Rising Star, Young Entrepreneur of the Year to International Business of the Year.

The Awards will be held at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in Kensington on Thursday 26th September.

MarketOrders Co-Founder Sukhi Jutla has been shortlisted as finalist in the Disruptive Entrepreneur of the Year category. Sukhi Jutla will know if she is a winner during the elegant ceremony held in September.

She commented on her nomination: “It’s an honour and privilege to be recognised as a finalist in this year’s awards as a Disruptive Entrepreneur. I believe a win for any woman is a win for every woman everywhere who aspire to achieve their full potential and to live fearlessly and that is something I aim to do on a daily basis through my work. Shining a spotlight on the business achievements of the Asian diaspora I hope encourages the community to keep striving to build better businesses and to inspire the next generation of Asian entrepreneurs”.

The London Business Journal are official media partner for the Awards. The Asian Women’s Resource Centre who provide specialist domestic violence support services to women and children across London are charity partners for the event.

The London Asian Business Awards 2019 presented by Greenleaf Catering are organised by Oceanic Consulting – the UK’s leading ethnic awards company. CEO Irfan Younis said “the London Asian Business community is one to really be celebrated and talked about. They’re a community of amazing achievements, skilled entrepreneurs, business acumen, social mobility and inspiring role models who have consistently gone from strength to strength. Best of luck to all finalists, we look forward to an exciting night.”

With 13 years of experience, Oceanic Consulting host annual award ceremonies in major English, Scottish and Irish cities. Campaigns include the Curry Awards, Asian Business, Asian Food, British Muslim, British Indian and Britain’s Asian Wedding Awards.

 

The full list of finalists can be found here.

 

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MEET THE MARKETORDERS TEAM – FILIP JANCZAK, Digital Manager

Have you ever wondered who is behind MarketOrders’ success?

At MarketOrders, we believe that the team is critical to a company’s success, which is why we’ve decided to highlight our fantastic talents in this series of blog articles. 

Today, you’ll find out more about Filip Janczak, Digital Manager and key asset to MarketOrders crowdfunding success. 

International background

Filip lived 12 years in Zgierz, Poland, before he moved to London, where he studied Media and Culture at Middlesex university. His network of friends and colleagues helped him start an exciting career within the startups world and motivated him to start his own digital marketing business, Creatos Media, which has won multiple awards.

Passionate about martial arts, Filip also likes to grow companies and develop new ideas, which give him a playground where he can express his creativity and challenge himself. 

His MarketOrders journey

His extensive network also lead Filip to MarketOrders. He explained: “I had known Krystian Ozog, Chief Customer Care Officer of MarketOrders for a long time when he introduced me to the founding team. I immediately liked their vision and ambition, even though they were just starting the business at that time. I’ve been working with the team since.” 

Filip’s role involves digital channels, but not only. Here is how he describes his work: “My role as Digital Manager is to create content, manage the channels and grow the community. I also make sure that we communicate as clearly as possible about the technology we use, which can be intimidating for people outside of technology. Blockchain technology is innovative, untapped, and has great potential, but most people don’t understand it. I’m here to make sure they do.”

Having grown ideas into businesses and international brands, Filip has extensive experience in developing innovative digital campaigns and his skills were crucial to MarketOrders crowdfunding success. 

Co-Founders’ opinion

Sukhi Jutla, Co-Founder & COO: “Filip is thriving with MarketOrders primarily because he understands the fast dynamics involved in startups and is well experienced in this way of working. He consistently brings new ideas and innovative ways of bringing our digital campaigns to life that help the business grow and attract new customers and investors. Filip always brings a smile to his work and always finds solutions – and that’s what makes MarketOrders what it is today. Thank you Filip!”

Ram Krishnna, Co-Founder & CEO: “I have known Filip for many years. He is very a hard-working, dedicated, and reliable person who goes the extra mile to get a job done and doesn’t give up when things get tough. He loves learning new things and he thinks out of the box. He is passionate about what he does. I’m extremely happy that he is part of MarketOrders and he definitely is a great addition to the team !”

Filip’s favourite quote

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new”, Albert Einstein.

To get in touch with Filip, add him on LinkedIn now.

Get to know the rest of the team! 

Check out Ram, Sukhi, Gopi, Krys, George, Caroline.

MarketOrders at the International Jewellery London (IJL) 2019

The International Jewellery London (IJL) is the pre-eminent annual destination for the best of British fine jewellery, as well as leading brands from around the globe.

It is the global meeting place for the jewellery trade so it’s only natural that MarketOrders attended. Our COO & Co-Founder Sukhi Jutla was also asked to speak on a panel about The Future of Fine Jewellery.

In this blog post, she gives her personal take on the IFL and the key takeaways points and trends she learned as well as an overview of her panel talk.

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The IFL is an annual event held in London over the course of 3 days. There were a number of seminars, talks and workshops talking about the new trends and technologies emerging in the jewellery industry.

The exhibition featured a catwalk show showing the latest jewellery designs, an inspiration theatre talking about how to embrace technologies to improve customer experiences and the knowledge Hub where I was speaking.

The key themes at IFL focused on: 

  • The future of lab-grown diamonds
  • The Future of Fine Jewellery
  • Jewellery trends for 2020
  • How to embrace systems and tech to deliver the ultimate shopping experience
  • Sustainability in the jewellery trade

 

MarketOrders point of viewKrystian Ozog also came along and he looks after our customers at MarketOrders as our Chief Customer Care Officer

Walking around the Olympia exhibition centre with the most beautiful and dazzling jewellery collections looking back at you made me think even deeper about how MarkterOrders can best serve the industry and more specifically, help our retailers.

Almost everyone I spoke to said their biggest issues were with not being able to communicate enough to the end consumer. 

With most of the products being created by designers, suppliers and manufacturers who are often removed from the consumer on the high street, it can be hard to see what products are selling and why some items don’t sell. 

Without some sort of communication with the end consumer, it can be difficult to truly provide what the consumer needs.

This is why MarketOrders exists; to bridge that gap. By only placing orders from retailers, suppliers will only produce items that are needed.

Retailers are best placed to place orders as they face off to the customer on a daily basis. They understand what sells and what won’t.

By placing personalised orders on-demand, retailers can be confident that they can sell their stock and not have to meltdown items that don’t sell or be stuck with inventory on shelves.

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The Future of Fine Jewellery Panel 

If you missed my panel talk here are the key highlights from my panel.

I was joined by Naomi Newton-Sherlock, the Creative Director at Domino and Daisy Grice, a jewellery designer. Chairing the panel was Asha Pitt from the Professional Jeweller.

Note: MarkeOrders has a profile feature in Septembers edition of the Professional Jewellery which you can check out here on page 78.

 

 

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  • Millennials shop in different ways. They are not looking to buy a product but an experience. So can retailers keep up with these changing consumer demands?
  • It’s no longer seen as fashionable to buy expensive jewellery if demi-stones look just as good and are half the price. Millennials are image-conscious and want to be able to keep up with changing fashion trends without the costs involved.
  • Consumers and Millenials, in particular, are looking for convenience and personalisation. They are not buying a product but experiences as they value experiences more highly.

 

What advancements should the jewellery industry be embracing?Our visionary CEO of MarketOrders was also in attendance at the IFL to look for new trends.

  • Retailers are no longer selling a product but an experience.
  • Consumers value individual attention, customization and personalisation as opposed to mass-market customer service.
  • Retailers and designers need to think about how best to reach their customers and listen to what they are asking for

When it comes to responsible jewellery manufacture, do consumers really care? 

  • If given the choice, most consumers would opt for the responsibly sourced jewellery but retailers say this is still a small proportion of their sales simply because not enough suppliers are providing this due to the extra costs involved.
  • Perhaps if consumers voted with the pounds in their pockets then things could potentially change.
  • However, responsibly sourced jewellery is still more expensive and not enough consumers feel they want to pay extra for this.

Demi-fine / semi-fine jewellery continues to grow as a market segment; should fine jewellers be concerned?

  • Not necessarily. Most retailers are now stocking an array of different types of jewellery so that they can cater to all consumers.
  • In order to stay ahead it is vital retailers notice and adapts to consumers changing demands otherwise they risk being left behind.

Q) How can technology improve the consumer experience and industry margins?

 

  • Without a doubt, it is imperative the industry embraces technology to better serve their consumers.Our Chief Customer Care Officer, Krystian Ozog relaxes on a chair after a busy conference!
  • Retailers need to have omni-channels, different ways to reach their consumers and give them different options to see and buy their products.
  • Make the purchase an experience and not just a transaction.
  • The jewellery industry is no longer competing with other jewellery but with other products. Jewellery used to be a popular gifting idea but now it’s competing with the latest iPhone, tech gadget or luxury holiday!

I hope you enjoyed this roundup summary of IFL, looking forward to next year!

MEET THE MARKETORDERS TEAM – GOPI GOVIND, Chief Technology Officer

Have you ever wondered who is behind MarketOrders’ success?

At MarketOrders, we believe that the team is critical to a company’s success, which is why we’ve decided to highlight our fantastic talents in this series of blog articles. 

Today, you’ll find out more about Gopi Govind, MarketOrders Chief Technology Officer. 

Background & Education

Gopi comes from the south of India and started his career in Bangalore. 

Technical Consultant & Solution Architect in the IT industry, Gopi graduated in Computer Science from Bharathidasan University. 

He is also involved in charities and is on the board of the London Tamil Sangam, one of the oldest Tamil organisations in UK. This registered charity, established since 1960, is a voluntary and community organisation based in Manor Park in the London Borough of Newham.

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MORE IMPRESSIVE AWARDS FOR MARKETORDERS AND SUKHI JUTLA

Aquisition International has awarded both MarketOrders and its COO Sukhi Jutla respectively as UK & Best Online B2B Platform Development 2019 – UK 2019 as Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2019.

 

MarketOrders – Sukhi Jutla

Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 – UK & Best Online B2B Platform Development 2019 – UK

2019

Sukhi Jutla is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur and author. An experienced technology leader she is pioneering the use of new technologies such as blockchain and was the first author in the world to publish a book using blockchain technology. She is regularly asked for expert opinion in the media and is a regular commentator for many publications about the impact of technology and digital disruption. Sukhi is also an advocate for championing more women into tech careers through her volunteer and ambassadorial work with Women of The Future programme amongst others.

Click HERE to read the article on acq-intl.com

MEET THE MARKETORDERS TEAM – KRYSTIAN OZOG, Chief Customer Care Officer

Have you ever wondered who is behind MarketOrders’ success?

At MarketOrders, we believe that the team is critical to a company’s success, which is why we’ve decided to highlight our fantastic talents in this series of blog articles. 

Today, you’ll find out more about Krystian Ozog, Chief Customer Care Officer, who’s been part of the team since the very beginning of MarketOrders. 

International background

Krys was born and raised in Poland, where his core education took place. 

In 2005, he moved to the UK and started working in construction while pursuing his passion for martial arts at GMMA Academy.

In 2013, Krys decided to focus on becoming a professional fighter and started working for a few digital startups run by Ram Krishnna, his martial arts coach and now CEO of MarketOrders. He also became Managing Director of non profit organisation called “British Sports Youth Trust” as well as Trustee and Volunteer for a number of other charities and community organisations.

His hard work and determination lead him to being a World Champion as well as an asset and an inspiration for MarketOrders.

His MarketOrders journey

As a Chief Customer Care Officer, Krys takes care of the products’ journey as well as MarketOrders customers. He ensures the quality of the products is top level and that they are being delivered directly to our customers safely, securely and on time.

He said: “I make sure that our customers are happy with both the products and our services. I also learn from them, adapt our services to their needs and always look for new ways to improve MarketOrders offering.”

Krys is a strong believer that new technologies have the power to change lives; he gave us his opinion on blockchain technology: “I am amazed and very excited about blockchain technology. I think it is a ground breaking technology that is already changing the world. It is a perfect fit for many industries, especially gold and diamond jewellery. It makes our revolutionary platform even safer and more secure and transparent.”

Part of the team since the very beginning, Krys has evolved and seen evolving MarketOrders through its startup journey, from a concept to an award winning business: “ 

Being a part of MarketOrders from the beginning has been a lifetime experience.

“I have been taking part in all possible operations at different stages of the development.

We’ve got some amazing professionals joining the team for the last couple of years. I think the team effort, enthusiasm and cooperation during our Crowdfunding campaign has built up the team spirit and is the most memorable event to date.”

An endless ambition

Krys is passionate about people, team work skills, work ethic, and attention to details, which he has built through sports and professional experience. He is also open minded and always looking for ways to improve himself and his work. What makes him feel happy is to jump into the unknown and support all kinds of operations that make him challenge himself and grow.

If he’s already reached to top in his sport career, Krys has ambition for this professional career and charity engagement too! Here is where he sees himself in 5 years: “In 5 years time I see myself help developing MarketOrders branches worldwide and help impacting other industries through the use of our technology. 

I see myself taking our GMMA Academy and non for profit organisation British Sports Youth Trust to another levels, opening our own gyms, training, inspiring and helping multiple people who will also join our quest.”

Co-Founders’ opinion

Sukhi Jutla, Co-Founder & COO: “Krys is a core team member having been with us from the start. He has a great can-do entrepreneurial attitude and always finds a way forward. He is an asset to the team and the company.”

Ram Krishnna, Co-Founder & CEO: “Krys is a very dedicated and passionate MarketOrders team member as well as a the greatest martial artist I ever trained. I have known Krys for over 10 years and he is a very hard working man and always looking to learn new things. He is curious, courageous and committed to deliver excellence.

If there is any other words more powerful to replace what I have said then I would replace it with that words. He is certainly an irreplaceable definite asset for me personally, and MarketOrders.”

Krys’ favourite quote

“It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself to the world by playing your role in the concert.” Jacques Cousteau.

To get in touch with Krys, add him on LinkedIn now.

Get to know the rest of the team! 

Check out Ram, Sukhi, Gopi, Filip, George, Caroline.

MarketOrders Co-Founder meets easyJet Founder!

MarketOrders Co-Founder Sukhi Jutla meets easyJet Founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou

 

It’s not every day that you bump into a billionaire but trust our co-founder Sukhi to do so!

As many of you may know, a few weeks ago in May Sukhi was invited to Keynote speak at the Digital Enterprise Show (DES) in Madrid, where MarketOrders also walked away with an award for Digital Innovation.

En route to Spain, Sukhi bumped into Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, who is a British Cypriot entrepreneur best known for setting up easyJet.

Here is Sukhi’s first-hand account:

No one really likes hanging out at airports but for entrepreneurs, it can be golden time to catch up on emails and social media.

Other times, it’s also great to just wander around the terminal and that is exactly what I decided to do as I waited to board my flight to Madrid to keynote at The Digital Enterprise show (DES).

As I walked past WH Smiths lo and behold I saw a very familiar face! It was a round face with a familiar smile and I could see this person intently perusing the phone charging section of the store.

As an entrepreneur, I have devoured various articles and books on the most successful business people and billionaires in an effort to learn from their journeys.

So when I saw Sir Stelios, I went straight up to him, held out my hand and introduced myself to him. He took one look at me, chuckled and said ‘ You must be an entrepreneur’.

I asked him why he would say that and he said ‘’because it takes one to know one!’’

He was delightful, taking a few minutes to take a photo with me and learn about what I am creating with MarketOrders.

He wished me the very best as we parted ways and said ‘Keep up the great work’.

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MARKETORDERS AMONGST OTHER 5 OTHER COMPANIES THAT HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY OVERFUNDED ON CROWDCUBE.COM – WEEK 23, 2019

Here’s an overview of the businesses that went into overfunding on Crowdcube in the last week.

MarketOrders has been amongst them with impressive achievement of overfunding 92% in just 7 days of being publicly available for investment.

 

MarketOrders

MarketOrders is an award-winning B2B platform that enables independent retail jewellers to buy gold and diamond jewellery directly and seamlessly from international suppliers, giving them access to global designs and assured product quality. The company aims to provide cheaper prices and faster service using innovative technology.

Click HERE to read www.crowdcube.com article

MARKETORDERS GETS MORE COVERAGE IN THE PRESS FOLLOWING THE LAUNCH ON CROWDCUBE

MarketOrders, which taps blockchain tech to make the jewellery buying process more transparent, has kickstarted its crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube.com.

Aiming to raise a minimum of £400k, the startup plans to use the funding to officially launch its platform. Founded in 2016 by Sukhi Jutla (pictured above) and Ram Krishnna Rao, it is looking to transform the way in which independent retail jewellers purchase gold and diamond products from suppliers.

The venture has been self-funded to-date and will use this first round of external funding to make a number of strategic tech hires, who will primarily focus on developing the platform, which is currently in beta phase. It will also be able to bring onboard a number of international suppliers and invest significantly in marketing.

Rao comments: “Having worked on a number of jewellery ventures in the past, I feel confident that we’ve got a strong business model in MarketOrders. There was a clear gap in the market for an online marketplace that provides independents with superior buying benefits, and we’re excited to roll the platform out to more retailers and suppliers in the coming months.”

Click HERE to read the article

MARKETORDERS CROWDCUBE CAMPAIGN GOES LIVE !!!

MarketOrders, an award-winning B2B marketplace for the gold and diamond jewellery industries, announces it has kickstarted its crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube.com. Aiming to raise a minimum of £400k, the start-up has already reached 90% of its target through private investment before even going public. The company plans to use the funding to officially launch its platform, which will use blockchain technology to make the gold and diamond jewellery buying process more transparent.

Founded in 2016 by Sukhi Jutla and Ram Krishnna Rao, MarketOrders is on a mission to transform the way in which independent retail jewellers purchase gold and diamond products from suppliers. Specifically, MarketOrders uses technology to ensure jewellers can get the products they need faster, cheaper and directly from global suppliers, while cutting out the middle man.

As the first fully end-to-end B2B marketplace for the jewellery industry, MarketOrders is setting its sights high on the power of blockchain technology to weed out bad actors and money from the jewellery supply chain. As demand for gold jewellery continues to grow – in 2018, 48% of gold demand was consumed as jewellery – this will be critical to ensuring greater transparency at an industry level.

Sukhi Jutla, co-founder and COO of MarketOrders, said: “We’re thrilled to be crowdfunding for MarketOrders, and this funding will make a huge difference as we look to expand our exceptional team and invest heavily in updating our platform. We are passionate about supporting independent retail jewellers, and we strongly believe this marketplace will put the power back into their hands.”

Having been self-funded to-date, this first round of external funding will help MarketOrders grow its offer exponentially. The firm plans on making a number of strategic tech hires, who will primarily focus on developing the platform, which is currently in beta phase. The funding will also enable the start-up to bring on board a number of international suppliers and invest significantly in marketing.

The crowdfunding page is available here  with rewards ranging from discounts on products available through the MarketOrders marketplace, to a limited-edition solid gold 22-carat coin and 22ct jewellery set.

Ram Krishnna Rao, co-founder and CEO of MarketOrders, said: “Having worked on a number of jewellery ventures in the past, I feel confident that we’ve got a strong business model in MarketOrders. There was a clear gap in the market for an online marketplace that provides independents with superior buying benefits, and we’re excited to roll the platform out to more retailers and suppliers in the coming months.”

MarketOrders and its founder Sukhi Jutla have already won a number of awards, most recently being named as one of the Top 20 ‘Industry Visionaries’ by Outlier Ventures.

 

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