Please join me in congratulating Charles Sharland, executive chairman of AppSense on winning an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 award. As well as the overall prize, Charlie also picked up the Technology and Communications category accolade at the awards event too!
This award further validates AppSense record success and is currently on track for achieving a $100m year (and no, that doesn’t include recognizing the $70m investment from Goldman Sachs as revenue haha ;) ) and aims to float on the NASDAQ, Charlie commented after winning the awards,
“I am honoured to have received this award. It is an endorsement of the hard work we have all put into growing a world-leading business. Our continuing success will be though a combination of intense innovation, driven customer engagement and an energy to maintain and evolve our cool involving culture. I am ambitious for AppSense, our people and our fresh business style. We will take full advantage of the opportunity to be a global and mighty software player.”
And the judges said that his achievement stood out for taking AppSense to global leadership in a major market ( “Last year the company outsold the market altogether, with an impressive 1.5 million user licences sold in a 12 month period.”)
A copy of the AppSense Press Release can be read here
Manchester Business: AppSense wins ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’
Below are a couple of photos of Charlie and his most recent awards:
As always, thank you to all of our partners and customers for helping drive our continued growth and leadership.. Cheers!