August 14, 2017
eNett International, a leading provider of B2B payment solutions for the travel industry, has won four Stevie® Awards at the 14th Annual International Business Awards. This includes a Gold for Fastest-growing Company of the Year; Silver for Marketing Campaign of the Year in Financial Products & Services; Silver for Executive of the Year in the Financial Services category; and Bronze for Corporate Social Responsibility Programme of the Year.
eNett won the Gold Stevie Award for Fastest-Growing Company of the Year for its hyper-growth performance. In 2016, eNett saw its global net revenue increase by 64% year-on-year to US$150m. It expanded into new markets and increased its headcount by 27%, reinforcing its transition from challenger to industry leader.
The company has been led to success by CEO and founder Anthony Hynes, whose leadership was recognised with a Silver award for Executive of the Year in the Financial Services category. Anthony launched eNett in 2009 after creating Virtual Account Numbers (VANs) to solve the unique payment challenges affecting travel companies. Anthony took home the prize for his entrepreneurial achievements and leadership which continues to take the company from strength to strength.
eNett’s “True Cost of Payments” campaign, which ran in 2016, shone a light on the high costs associated with B2B payments, and alternative methods designed to lower costs. Impressive metrics earnt the campaign a Silver award for Marketing Campaign of the Year in Financial Products & Services category.
Finally, eNett was awarded a Bronze award in the Corporate Social Responsibility Programme of the Year for its CSR programme ‘Repay the eNett Way’. This initiative was launched to aid underprivileged communities in high tourism growth countries. The inaugural CSR project took place in Cambodia, where eNett supported a community in the disadvantaged town of Andong in Phnom Penh, including sending eNett employees to help out.
eNett founder and CEO, Anthony Hynes, said, “I started eNett eight years ago, and built a team with a passion for solving payments pain points in travel. Since then, we have delivered impressive growth year-on-year, processing tens of billions of dollars in transaction flow from around the globe. To be recognised like this is testament to the dedication of the entire team who go above and beyond to deliver an exceptional customer experience.”
Industry expert judges commented, “Anthony Hynes showed outstanding competencies in business growth, leading industry disruption, strategic innovative leadership, competitive evolution and strategic business development.” Regarding eNett’s offering, the judges commented, “eNett provided what will eventually become an indispensable go-to resource for the target audience. The CAGR over five years of 68% is a great achievement.”