Toronto, Ontario, Canada – (The Hosting News) – October 12, 2005 – Private label web hosting provider, Hostopia, has announced that its CEO, Bill Campbell was named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2005 for the Information Technology business category. The award ceremony, held in Toronto last night, named distinguished entrepreneurs from eleven categories, representing Ontario’s most successful entrepreneurs in this regional level of Ernst and Young’s prestigious global competition.
Mr. Cambell commented on the honor, ”I was very surprised to be singled out for this honor. Hostopia’s team members are the real winners, and my partners John Nemanic, Colin Campbell, and Franc Nemanic deserve a huge share of this recognition. We’ve come a very long way from an upstart challenger in 1999 to the global leader in our business category today. Our team of dedicated staff and management in Toronto, Ft. Lauderdale, and Nikolaev (Ukraine) is the reason for our amazing success.”
Hostopia is a private-label wholesale provider of web hosting, email, and online applications. The company provides fully-managed Internet applications for small business that are sold by leading service providers around the world. Hostopia’s revenues have grown over 13,000 percent in five years, as global leaders in communications services including TELUS Communications, Verizon Communications, Cinergy Communications and others have engaged Hostopia’s services.
In recent weeks, Hostopia has been recognized in several prestigious awards, including the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Companies-To-Watch Award, the Ontario Global Traders Award 2004 for Market Expansion (Service), Best Internet-Based Technology Company by the South Florida Business Journal, and the number one spot on the 17th annual PROFIT 100 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by PROFIT Magazine.
Campbell added, ”This remarkable string of accomplishments and industry recognition has made this an exceptional year for Hostopia. We have a staff and management team that competes and wins on a world stage. Our growing base of loyal customers gives us great satisfaction while their innovation and demands keep us at the leading edge of our industry.”
The Entrepreneur Of The Year awards honor entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, risk taking, company development, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Submissions are reviewed by an independent judging panel, which is composed of several distinguished Canadian business leaders and previous award recipients. The Entrepreneur Of The Year program was founded by Ernst and Young to celebrate great entrepreneurs and heighten awareness of the economic impact of entrepreneurial ventures.
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