There’s a hero in our midst: Quill CEO, Ed Bussey, wins Heropreneur Award

We’re thrilled to announce that our Founder and CEO, Ed Bussey, won the ‘Entrepreneurial Success of the Year’ award at the Heropreneur awards for military veterans last night.

The Heropreneur awards celebrate and reward the energy, passion and dedication, of former members of the British Armed Forces who have left to forge new paths as entrepreneurs.

In recognition of Ed’s outstanding achievements since he left the military in 2000, the award organisers created a new Special Achievement category in which his award was included.

The award recognises the fact that following his military career Ed went on to establish himself as a serial entrepreneur. He was part of the founding team and Global Marketing Director of online fashion retailer Figleaves.com, one of the UK’s first pure internet retailers, which was acquired by N Brown Plc. He then became the Chief Operating Officer at ZYB, which was acquired by Vodafone Plc, before founding Quill in 2011.

Commenting on the awards, Ed said; “You don’t get a lot of recognition for serving your country these days. Furthermore, moving into the private sector – after, in my case, 14 years of military and security service in government – to do something entirely different, was a massive transition for me. I think it’s fantastic that the Heropreneur Awards recognises both the value of having served in the military and the enormity of that transition. Winning this award means a huge amount to me personally.”

He further went on to thank the Quill team: “Clearly the success of Quill has played a part in this award win and I will always be grateful for the privilege I have had to work with so many amazing people on the Quill team, past and present.”

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