Her Majesty The Queen has approved the Prime Minister’s recommendation that Email Hippo should receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation.

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Cornwall tech company specialising in email verification and fraud prevention has been awarded the most prestigious business award in the UK.

Rowland O'Connor CEO Email Hippo

Rowland O'Connor, CEO Email Hippo

“I am absolutely delighted and humbled for Email Hippo to receive The Queens Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2020. This prestigious award recognises our contribution in helping the worlds email system work a little better."

Tech company, Email Hippo, wins a Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Email Hippo, based in Cornwall, UK has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category for 2020.

Announced today (Tuesday 21 April), Email Hippo has been recognised for its excellence in Innovation for it’s email verification software as a service product, MORE.

Employing eight people, Email Hippo was set up in 2015 and helps companies fight fraudulent transactions.

Rowland O’Connor, Founder and CEO of Email Hippo, said: “I am absolutely delighted and humbled for Email Hippo to receive The Queens Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2020. This prestigious award recognises our contribution in helping the worlds email system work a little better.

“Email Hippo is less than five years old. In that time we’ve managed to create an internationally recognised brand that is synonymous with quality of both product and excellence of customer service to back it up.

“Our customers tell us what is important to them in their digital channels. Unanimously they say that good email addresses are the key to good email marketing, lead generation, client onboarding and retention. We listen, which is why we continue to thrive in an increasingly competitive online landscape in our market niche.

“I would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to all of our staff members, suppliers and our customers for their support and commitment over the years to deliver this fantastic result.”

Now in its 54th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years.

Email Hippo is one of 220 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Applications for Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2021 open on the 1st May 2020. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise.

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Press enquiries to Lisa O’Connor, email lisa.oconnor@emailhippo.com, telephone 07802 344820. https://content.emailhippo.com/email-hippo-press-information/
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Notes for editors:

About Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the UK. The awards were first established in 1965 and since then over 7,000 companies have achieved a Queen’s Award.

The awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services, delivering impressive social mobility programmes or showing their commitment to excellent sustainable development practices.

This year 220 UK businesses have been recognised for their contribution to International Trade, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity (through Social Mobility).

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2020 include:
128 awards for International Trade
66 awards for Innovation
19 awards for Sustainable Development
7 awards for Promoting Opportunity (through Social Mobility)

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2021 will be open to applications from 1st May to 9th September 2020. Almost all UK businesses (including non profit) can apply, and the application process is free.

About Email Hippo Limited     http://www.emailhippo.com

Email Hippo makes data better. It is a Software as a Service (SaaS) company based in the UK, providing cloud-based data services to organisations worldwide. The majority of customers are in the USA and Europe.

Email Hippo processes data from all over the world, focusing on data that is contained within email addresses and website domains. Email Hippo data services help businesses reduce fraud, maintain their databases and carry out effective communications.

The company is owned by Rowland O’Connor, an advanced programmer, who pioneered the ability to validate bulk email addresses. Email Hippo is based in the south west of England and uses cloud-based infrastructure to ensure scalable levels of speed and uptime.

How Email Hippo services work

Email Hippo delivers software as a service via an API that is accessed by licence key. It also provides ‘bulk’ email verification services where customers upload data to Email Hippo’s servers for checking.

Users can then consume the data into their systems, whether it is for augmenting entities on databases (filling in the gaps) or taking specific pieces of information to compile data for specific purposes.

Use cases include:
building profiles of companies
removing disposable email addresses from systems
identifying attempted sign-ups from individuals who appear to be acting suspiciously

A note about Email Hippo and data security

Email Hippo is trusted by companies to process data securely. Its systems are accredited to the international quality standard ISO 27001. The company is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office. Full information about the company security and compliance can be found here: http://www.emailhippo.com/compliance

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