Prepaid Awards 2012

A glittering awards ceremony saw both triumph and dashed hopes for the finalists of the Prepaid Awards 2012.

Hundreds of prepaid industry professionals from across the world gathered in London in October for the prestigious Prepaid Awards.

Now in its fifth year, the event saw prizes awarded in no less than 17 categories, covering both UK and global operators that an independent panel of judges felt had demonstrated cutting-edge innovation or achieved industry-leading success in the previous 12 months.

The event, staged at the Lancaster Hotel in Hyde Park, saw over 500 industry faces coming together, including representatives from no fewer than 57 companies who made the various shortlist. The awards ceremony followed a full day’s agenda of industry insight during the Prepaid Conference.

Among the big winners on the night was PrePay Solutions, one of Europe’s leading prepaid services companies, who not only won two major awards in its own right, but also provided processing support to Debenhams’ award-winning gift cards.

Ray Brash, managing director, PrePay Solutions, says: “Our success at these prestigious global awards is testament to our strong partnerships with companies across a range of sectors, as well as our ability to offer solutions that really make an impact on a business. We are committed to quality, security and providing products and service that customers can trust.” 

As well as providing major awards for UK-based companies, the event also featured a number of awards specific to North American, European, Asian and Middle East/African markets, while further global awards were also won by the Garanti Bank of Turkey and First Data for their day tourist/travel card scheme in Bratislava.

A large number of the international finalists present at the event had successfully come through a rigorous programme of regional ceremonies staged throughout the year in South Africa, India and Canada.

And the winners were…

Best Prepaid Gift Programme UK: Debenhams – UK Gift Card Programme

Best Corporate/Government Prepaid Programme UK: Advanced Payment Solutions

Best Virtual Prepaid Programme UK: Ukash

Best Prepaid Programme Manager UK: Citi Prepaid Services

Best Marketing Campaign UK: InComm Europe – The Runescape Gift Card

Best Prepaid Innovation UK: CashFlows – The CashFlows Card

Best Prepaid Service Provider UK: PrePay Solutions

Best Global Prepaid Consumer Programme: O2 Ireland – The O2 Money Card

Best Prepaid Consumer Programme UK: CorporatePay – My Travel Cash

Best Global Prepaid Gift Programme: Wirecard Card Solutions – The BonaYou Prepaid MasterCard Gift Card

Best Global Prepaid Innovation: Garanti Bank – Cep-T Paracard

Best Global Corporate/Government Prepaid Programme: First Data – The Bratislava City Card

Leading Prepaid Organisation North America: Giftango Corporation

Leading Prepaid Organisation Europe: PrePay Solutions

Leading Prepaid Organisation Middle East/Africa: Drawcard (Pty) Ltd

Leading Prepaid Organisation Asia: Itz Cash Card

Global Prepaid Industry Contributor: Anil Aggarwal 

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