ProxiSmart founder and ex ginger Chris Reed has been shortlisted for the NatWest GB High Street Entrepreneur of the Year Award in association with Entrepreneurial Spark on the back of our Company's flagship solution ParkingPerx.
The judges said “Northumbrian entrepreneur, Chris Reed, is the owner of ParkingPerx. This fantastic parking solution for the 21st century incentivises high street trade while reducing all pain-points associated with traditional car-parking processes; parking fees themselves stand to become a thing of the past!”
Chris gets to dress up and,er, do his hair for a celebration of the Awards in Manchester in October and attends the gala final in London in November when fingers crossed he might win the national award.
"To be honest, to be shortlisted is an incredible honour as the quality of the competition for this fantastic award is very high", said Chris on hearing the news. "When I started this Company, one of my main objectives was to try to to reinvigorate the UK's High Streets which have seen a rapid decline over many years. This award reflects that my peers in the industry feel we have created something that could help to achieve that ambition and is therefore incredibly satisfying but also very humbling"
We will keep you posted on whether Chris progresses any further in the competition