MarketOrders team meets the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan

Tuesday 29th of October, the MarketOrders team was invited to the annual Mayor of London’s business reception.

The reception was held at City Hall, in the heart of London, from 6 pm onwards. The event was an opportunity to hear more about the Mayor’s work to deliver good growth for the capital and to network with other business leaders representing a cross-section of London’s economy.

Rajesh Agrawal, the Deputy Mayor of London for Business, made an introduction and encouraged the guests to network, make connections and learn from each of other.

Sadiq Khan made a speech highlighting the strength of London’s innovation and its openness to the world. He reinforced that despite political uncertainty, London is and will remain a welcoming city where people can learn, thrive, invent, conceive and succeed.

Our COO Sukhi Jutla and our Head of PR & Coms, Caroline Hoffmann, attended the event, representing MarketOrders.

Caroline said: “It was an honour to meet the Mayor of London. Though being a very busy man, he took the time to spend an evening with London’s entrepreneurs and get to know them. I really identified with his speech as I come from France and despite Brexit, I still feel welcome in this city and hope I’ll be able to live and work here for many years to come. I also think that London’s innovation is booming more than ever and that the best is yet to come.”

Sukhi gave her reaction as well: “We were honoured to be invited at the Mayor’s reception and to meet the Mayor in person. It was clear to see from his speech that he cares about the entrepreneurial and business community in London and took the time to hear about what we do at MarketOrders. He also congratulated the team on our recent fundraise!”

 

MarketOrders at the London Asian Business Awards 2019

Last week our Co-Founder & COO, Sukhi Jutla, attended the London Asian Business Awards.

As a reminder, Sukhi was nominated a finalist in the ‘Disruptive Entrepreneur’ category.

Some of the best professionals and businesses received an award for their achievements over the last year at the 3rd London Asian Business Awards 2019. 32 finalists across London were crowned winners. The event took place at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in Kensington on Friday 11th of October.

The event personified the spirit of London’s South-Asian community. The night was one of inspiration with the range of finalists reflecting the sheer number of London industries with Asian impact and presence. Categories included Rising Star, Young Entrepreneur of the Year and International Business of the Year.

The London Business Journal were official media partners for the Awards. Charity partners were The Asian Women’s Resource Centre who provides specialist domestic violence support services to women and children across London.

The London Asian Business Awards 2019 sponsored by Gatehouse Bank and presented by Greenleaf Catering, are organised by Oceanic Consulting – the UK’s leading ethnic awards company. CEO Irfan Younis said “I’d like to congratulate all winners and finalists awarded at the 3rd London Asian Business Awards 2019. The evening was one of absolute talent and inspiration. London’s Asian Business community are the perfect role models for future generations of aspiring entrepreneurs.”

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners!

Official press release here.

MarketOrders COO speaks at Inclusive Boards: Executive Leadership Programme

Our Co-Founder & COO, Sukhi Jutla, was invited to speak about career progression as a panelist during the Inclusive Boards: Executive Leadership Programme.

This programme was aimed at senior women leaders who came from companies including Deliveroo, Draper Espirit, HSBC, MoneySuperMarket Group and Lloyds Banking Group.

It was run as a residential programme at the Mallory Court Spa at Leamington Spa with 2 days of facilitated learning.

Inclusive Boards is the UK’s leading executive search agency specialising in diversity and inclusion at governance level. They support organisations to develop more diverse boards, senior leadership teams, and improved governance structures.

Sukhi was joined by 2 other panelists including Tamara McMillen, Executive Director of Sales at Virgin Media Business and Namrata Sarmah, Senior Director at Viacom.

Topics discussed included:

  • Climbing the career ladder
  • How to get board roles
  • Personality and leadership style
  • Balancing work/family life
  • Building and using your network
  • Continuous development and upskilling
  • Unconscious bias and overcoming challenges

 

Sukhi shared her personal story of how she navigates her career progressions, from being an employee to becoming an entrepreneur and board member. 

The event was a huge success and Ellen Partridge, Campaigns Officer for Inclusive Boards left this review for Sukhi:

‘’Sukhi was an inspiring panelist during the Inclusive Boards: Executive Leadership Programme, having a huge impact on senior women leaders in the room. She captured the attention of the room with her story and offered interesting perspectives on career progression, personal development, and work-life interface.’’

A few other reviews also include:

 

 

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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 (Note to Editors)

 

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

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

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 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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MarketOrders awarded at Digital Enterprise Show in Madrid

Our Co-Founders Ram & Sukhi spent 3 days in Madrid at the Digital Enterprise Show (19-21 May 2019), the must-attend event on digital transformation with 26,342 attendees from over 50 countries.

Here is a summary of what they’ve been up to:

 

DAY 1

  • Radio interview with Spain’s Capital Radio
  • Video interview with DES | Digital Enterprise Show
  • Panel talk on how to get more women into technology
  • Book signing event for Sukhi’s book “Escape The Cubicle: Quit The Job You Hate, Create a Life You Love” where she met with fans and readers
  • Meeting with investors for our crowdfunding campaign

 

DAY 2

  • Sukhi delivered her Keynote talk in the Inspiration Arena called ”MarketOrders: How you can forge a successful career in blockchain technology.”
  • Sukhi & Ram attended the Gala Dinner Awards in the evening to celebrate the European Digital Mindset Awards where MarketOrders picked up the Finalist award for ‘ BEST 2019 DIGITAL DISRUPTOR IN START-UPS’. The Gala was great fun with fantastic entertainment and great food. Thank you, DES!

 

DAY 3

  • Sukhi & Ram spent the day meeting with potential investors as there was a lot of support from people and interest in our crowdfunding campaign.
  • They also attended a number of presentations on blockchain including decentralised ledgers, fintech, asset tokenisation and blockchain within governments. It is clear to see that there are still many possibilities unexplored in the blockchain area and it is good to see these conversations taking place.

 

They look forward to coming back next year!

 

Here is some coverage about the event where you can spot MarketOrders Co-Founders Sukhi and Ram with their awards in the pictures:

Press Release

 

MarketOrders is thrilled to announce they have been announced as Finalists in the West London Business Awards in the Start Up of the Year category.

 

The judging panel of the West London Business Awards 2019 met on Wednesday 21 November and today announces its shortlist.

 

The Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of organisations and individuals across five themes: sector leadership, sustainable & responsible business, economic growth, corporate leadership, and individual leadership.

 

The winners in each category, as well as the overall West London Company of the Year 2019, will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony and dinner on Friday 8 February at Twickenham Stadium.

 

Now in their sixth year these are the only business awards for the West London sub-region. They celebrate business excellence, and showcase the innovation and entrepreneurial vibrancy of West London’s remarkable business community.

 

Andrew Dakers, CEO of West London Business said:

“We have again received a fantastic number of high quality entries this year, despite tough entry criteria. Our shortlist, which this year includes Corporate categories for  the first time, provides a window on the excellence that continues to drive West London’s economy forward, as well as the exciting innovations coming through. The awards night at Twickenham will provide a fitting platform, and plenty of inspiration too, as we recognise the success of all these businesses.”

“The Gala dinner will also see us announce our first West London Business Leader of the Year, a Lifetime Achievement Award winner and a new line-up of West London Business Ambassadors.  We look forward to a great night.”

 

Ram Krishnna Rao, CEO of MarketOrders said:

‘’We are thrilled to reach the Finalist stage in this prestigious accolade which further demonstrates that West London can produce award winning start-ups and has a thriving ecosystem for tech based companies. A huge thanks to my team who work with passion and dedication to drive innovation and build MarketOrders into the success it is today.’’

 

THE SHORTLIST…

Start-up of the Year:

  • Chariot
  • MarketOrders
  • TempaGoGo
  • The Zero Carbon Project

 
SME Sector Leadership

 
Business Services Company of the Year:

  • First Business Water
  • Locata Housing Services
  • TempaGoGo

 

Creative/Media Business of the Year:

  • Big Group
  • By This River
  • DAZN
  • Insightful Images
  • Stephen Johnson Photography
  • Timeline Television
  • TV Ltd

 

Education and Training Provider of the Year:

  • Rough House Media
  • Shout Out UK Ltd
  • Space Studio West London
  • The JGA Group

 

Finance Business of the Year:

  • Beond Group
  • Lawrence Grant Chartered Accountants
  • Smart Currency Business

 

Food and Drink Business of the Year:

  • Chilli Tuk Tuk
  • Curious Roo Coffee Roasters
  • Ma Baker

 

Health and Wellbeing Business of the Year:

  • Age UK
  • Harrow Mencap
  • The West London Children’s Wellness Centre

 

Hospitality Business of the Year:

  • Artisan
  • Clayton Hotel Chiswick
  • Copthorne Tara Hotel

 

Logistics Business of the Year:

  • Alexanders Removals & Storage
  • Sprint Logistics

 

Manufacturing / Reprocessing Business of the Year:

  • Alter London Limited
  • Everglade Windows
  • Proper Oils

 

Property and Construction Business of the Year:

  • KSBC
  • Wilkinson Construction Consultants

 

Retail / Wholesale Business of the Year:

  • Made of Carpet
  • Petit Miracles
  • World of Tattoos

 

Technology Business of the Year:

  • CustoMem
  • eBusiness Guru
  • Medidata

 
Sustainable and Responsible Business
 

Community Investment Award:

  • A Slice of Nice Cake Co
  • Action West London
  • Ealing Mencap
  • Petit Miracles

 

Green ‘Circular Economy’ Business of the Year:

  • Buckingham Futures
  • CustoMem
  • Green Tomato Cars
  • In Your Face Advertising
  • Lofbergs
  • Proper Oils

 

Economic Growth

 

Coworking Space of the Year:

  • Central Research Laboratory
  • Central Working White City
  • Imperial White City Incubator
  • Open Cell
  • Wimbletech CIC

 

Export / International Business of the Year:

  • DAZN
  • Medidata

 

High Growth SME of the Year:

  • Alexanders Removals & Storage
  • Everglade Windows
  • Pots & Co
  • Timeline Television

 

Read the full article here: https://www.westlondon.com/west-london-business-awards-2019-shortlist-announced/

 

Written by MarketOrders

 

PRESS RELEASE

 
 
 

MarketOrders is thrilled to announce they are part of the #WeAreOneTech campaign to inspire more women and individuals from underrepresented communities to consider starting an ambitious startup.

  

MarketOrders COO and co-founder, Sukhi Jutla, is one of 4 startup founder stories to be profiled for the launch of this nationwide campaign.

 

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/dSalfHUTU-I

 

Read Sukhi’s full story here: https://medium.com/onetech-founder-stories/meet-sukhi-jutla-39a70f98ebeb

 

About OneTech

OneTech is a ground-breaking new initiative, supported by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, to provide female entrepreneurs, and those from some of London’s most underrepresented communities, with the opportunity to start and scale a high growth tech business.

 

The lack of diversity costs the tech industry dearly in untapped potential, talent and growth. Capital Enterprise has long recognised that this needs to change.

 

This project will connect founders with mentors and access a range of workspace, pre-acceleration, acceleration and investment readiness opportunities.

 

We are aiming to get businesses to better understand why diversity and inclusion makes sense; what needs to be done to help diversify their recruitment and selection processes; and double the number of female and BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) founders accessing investment by 2020.

 

We hope to inspire more women and individuals from underrepresented communities to consider starting an ambitious startup, and affect real change with supply, demand and culture change in London’s booming tech ecosystem.

 
 
 

Find out more: https://weareonetech.org/

 

Read The Evening Standard Coverage: https://www.standard.co.uk/tech/capital-enterprise-onetech-mission-diversity-tech-a3975191.html

 

#WeAreOneTech

 

Written by MarketOrders
 

MarketOrders featured as a success story for Mayor of Londons’ Business Growth Programme

 

The Successes #GrowinLDN is a new campaign brought to you by the Business Growth Programme. This campaign was launched to showcase the businesses on the programme who are now successfully growing.

 

We are pleased to announce MarketOrders was featured in this video!

 

Watch the video here which features the CEO and COO of MarketOrders, Ram Krishnna and Sukhi Jutla

 

 

 

About the Business Growth Programme :

 

London & Partners’ Business Growth Programme (BGP) offers impartial advice and support to businesses based in London with between three to 250 employees and turnover of less than £40m looking to grow across London.

 

Launched in July 2017, the programme has gone on to support nearly 400 companies and has already proved an important network for cohort members of the Business Growth Programme to grow their business across London.

 

These exciting startup companies have already expanded their teams, created jobs, strengthened their management talent and teams and raised finance through investment and funding rounds.

 

Key benefits of the programme also include helping companies unlock their business potential by providing strategic solutions including mentoring, workshops, business growth advice and opportunities across our London network.

 

 

http://businessgrowth.london

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao