Postcode Anywhere CEO receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion
Founder of ‘what’s your postcode’ company Guy Mucklow recognised for efforts to support entrepreneurs
The founder of postcode look-up software company Postcode Anywhere has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion 2014, in recognition of his efforts to support young entrepreneurs in the UK.
Guy Mucklow is one of a small handful of individuals to receive the award this year, which is given in recognition of concerted efforts to support enterprise in the UK.
He co-founded Postcode Anywhere in 2000 with business partner and technical director Jamie Turner as a software company providing a range of address lookup services for e-commerce businesses.
It has since grown into one of the leading companies in its sector, providing services to around 8,000 organisations worldwide.
Mucklow received the Queen’s Award in recognition of his efforts to promote entrepreneurship amongst young people, backing organisations such as Young Enterprise and becoming involved in the not-for-profit Code Club, a volunteer-led after-school programme intended to teach young children how to code.
He said of Code Club: “For children to have a chance of becoming creators not just consumers, of tomorrow’s innovations, it will be critical to expand computer science education that inspires children from an early age.
“Code Club is an amazing initiative in this respect as it not only helps to solve the digital skills gap which is vital for the future success of the UK economy, it also helps those people that have benefitted from a digital education to share their passion, knowledge and skills with others.”
Mucklow is also a member of the Information Economy Council, a think-tank established by the government to look at ways in which the UK can solve technology skills shortages and encourage entrepreneurialism.
Guy Mucklow said: “It’s a real honour and a privilege to have been selected for a Queen’s Award. I guess that I’m passionate about what I do and I love passing some of that enthusiasm onto others.
“Passion and interest, in my view, are essential ingredients for a happy and fulfilling life, so if you can find something that you love doing you will be successful. Being rewarded in the process is, for me, is like the cherry on the cake!”