Award nomination highlights the achievements of Switch and the company’s progressive growth during a time of global challenge
London, March 31 - London-based EV charging software company, Switch, has been named one of the most exciting new businesses in the region after being shortlisted as part of a brand new awards programme.
The StartUp Awards National Series has been launched to recognise the booming startup scene across the UK which has accelerated since the pandemic began. In 2020, when most of the world was shutting down, more than 400,000 startups were set up in Britain, with similar increases seen in other European countries.
There was stiff competition with over 2,500 applications received in response to the Startup Awards National Series’ first-ever call for entries.
Switch founder and CEO, Dr Marc Mültin, said:
“I decided to build Switch and hire great talent to help me bring new EV software solutions to market. Innovation to me means creating a unified operating system that will help the EV industry progress quicker and further and adopt EVs faster.
Supported nationally by BT, EY, Dell & Intel, the StartUp programme will celebrate the achievements of the amazing individuals across the UK who have turned an idea into an opportunity and taken the risk to launch a new product or service.
Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, the StartUp Awards National Series creator, said:
“New firms are important for generating economic prosperity, employment opportunities, and innovation. Since 2016, the Wales StartUp Awards have celebrated this amazing annual contribution to our economy by entrepreneurs and their impact on communities across the nation. Given the sheer volume of phenomenal startups we’ve heard from since then, as well as the huge post-pandemic shift in people’s desires to take their career in a new direction and set up a business against the odds, we felt it was the right time to take the programme nationwide. We’ve been blown away by the standard of entries in this first year and truly look forward to crowning the winners in June.”
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