Edinburgh entrepreneur crowned in UK’s first Barclays Entrepreneur Awards
The founder of Edinburgh-based personalised shopping app ‘Mallzee’ has been crowned Scottish Start-Up Entrepreneur in Barclays’ first ever Entrepreneurial Awards.
Cally Russell scooped the award on Thursday night (November 3) after developing the app, which has already won a string of other awards, in 2012.
His Mallzee app has grown to become a leading multi-retailer fashion platform which enables online shoppers to search, compare and buy items from more than 200 high street stores. It uses Tinder-style swiping technology and is free to use.
Russell has previously attracted the attention of the BBC Dragons, as well as the Royal Mail Group which, last year, led a significant funding round. He was named in Forbes 30 Under 30 while Yahoo has cited Mallzee as one of the six apps which will change the way we shop forever.
The Barclays Entrepreneurial Awards, which just launched this year, are designed to reward Barclays’ clients and recognise their entrepreneurial successes, leadership and positive impact on the community across eight different regions in three categories: Start up, Social and Entrepreneur Icon.