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Gold-i Wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation

Gold-i, a specialist financial trading technology company, is proud to announce it has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business success.

The award was given to Gold-i for Innovation, in recognition of its achievements in disrupting a global market place by creating products which were not available from any other technology provider in the world.

Over the last five years, Gold-i has transformed the global retail FX and CFD trading market by developing a suite of products which give retail brokers the same execution and risk management tools as institutional brokers, at a fraction of the cost. Gold-i products have improved the capabilities of retail brokers already in the FX market and have also enabled many regulated companies to enter the FX and CFD market for the first time.

According to Tom Higgins, CEO of Gold-i, “It is a huge honour to win this award, to be invited to Buckingham Palace and to receive such a prestigious endorsement for our business achievements.

“By focusing on continual innovation, Gold-i has grown from Surrey start-up to global market leader and we plan to continue to push boundaries to help retail brokers across the globe to trade more profitably and manage risk more effectively.”

Gold-i was set up in 2009 by Tom Higgins, a former Chief Technology Officer in the City, who spotted a gap in the market for serious expertise in retail foreign exchange technology. Based at Surrey Technology Centre, the company has grown to 25 employees. With a focus on innovation combined with excellent customer service, Gold-i has been profitable from the first year of trading and has experienced significant growth year on year. The company has developed an impressive client base in over 15 countries, including some of the leading brokers in the UK, Turkey, America, Israel, Australia, Russia, Denmark and Japan – all key regions in the retail trading industry.

The Queens Awards for outstanding business achievement in the fields of International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development are made annually by HM The Queen. They are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category. Approximately 40 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in Innovation have been awarded this year to organisations from across the UK.

Winners of The Queen’s Awards are invited to attend a special reception at Buckingham Palace. They can also use The Queen’s Award Emblem in advertising and marketing for a period of five years as a symbol of their quality and success.

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