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EGR Awards

I was a guest at the EGR B2B awards on Tuesday night, having been one of the judges. I take my hat off to them for the franchise they have created: their evenings are always well-attended, and they hand out an extraordinary number of trophies over the year. There were 32 this time round, and there’s a whole separate dinner for the B2C lot which they were kind enough to get me involved with earlier in the year.

Two categories on Tuesday stood out for me, though, for different reasons. The first was the winner that wasn’t; and the second, the winner that was.

Among the categories relating to payments, notable by its absence was Envoy, which announced its take-over by World Pay for an undisclosed sum at the start of the week. Congratulations (on the deal, not the lack of award) to Phil McGriskin and his team, who have managed to create what is now my most successful gambling investment (without exception), in terms of the multiple achieved. I was among a group which provided their seed funding five years ago and I couldn’t be more delighted for them (or myself!!).

But while they missed out without so much as an honourable mention (one can only assume that they didn’t put in an entry), one submission which finally bore fruit for its authors came in the category ‘Onshore Lawyer of the Year’. No prizes for guessing who… Olswang had to win something eventually, after all… 😉

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  1. David Zeffman says


    I assume you voted for us though

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