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Gareth Williams of Skyscanner finalist in Scottish Entrepreneur of the Year 2008

Gareth beat competition from some of Scotland’s most successful entrepreneurs

Gareth Williams, one of the three founders of Skyscanner, was runner up in the finals of the Ernst & Young Scottish Entrepreneur of the Year – Software Category, which took place at the Glasgow Hilton last night.

Gareth beat competition from some of Scotland’s most successful entrepreneurs to be selected by judges to enter the final.

“It was a great night and we were pleased to be one of just three finalist companies selected for the award. Skyscanner is growing rapidly, offering more and more coverage of the world’s flights and we’re very happy that our innovative approach to flight search has been recognised by Ernst & Young at these prestigious awards” said Gareth.

The winner of the Software category was Keith Nelson of Craneware Plc, a company which produce management software and business intelligence products for hospitals.

The nomination of Skyscanner for the award follows a list of other accolades including a Silver in Wanderlust’s Top Travel Websites and Best Technology Site from Travelmole.

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