Frog MD leaps to award nomination

Gareth Davies, managing director of Halifax-based learning platform provider Frogtrade, has been shortlisted as a regional finalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards 2010.

Gareth has been recognised for his ability to lead the business to rapid growth and success, doubling the company’s sales turnover in the last four years and increasing the number of schools using the Frog Learning Platform by over 800% between 2005 and 2008.

The Frog Learning Platform is an online learning environment that allows students, teachers and parents to access all school information from one online location. Frog works with schools and local authorities to develop better ways of addressing educational needs and empowering students and staff to achieve excellence in education. Since forming Frog in 1999, Gareth has led the business to continued growth and success, doubling its profits in the last 12 months. He has recently appointed a considerable number of new staff and formed beneficial partnerships to spearhead UK and international expansion.

Gareth said: “I am thrilled to be recognised as a top entrepreneur by such a prestigious organisation as Ernst & Young. I am delighted that there is such a rapidly increasing number of schools who are embracing our online learning environment to positively impact on teaching and learning so achieving this accolade is a testament not only to myself, but to all those involved in providing an outstanding service to schools."

Gareth will compete with 42 other finalists from the North of England and the Midlands at regional awards to be held in June. Regional winners will go on to vie for the title Ernst & Young’s UK Overall Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 at a ceremony to be held in London in October.

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