EuropeanCEO, the leading subscription-based print and online publication, have announced that Jason Mace, CEO and Co-Founder of Gala Technology has been awarded Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 by for his work in the financial technology industry.
The London based publication which is delivered quarterly to C-suite executives in 28 countries throughout Europe, judged Mace as a worthy winner citing recognition for the work, he and his extended team have conducted within the payments sector to help support merchants of all shapes and sizes protect themselves from fraud related chargebacks, simplify PCI DSS compliance requirements and embrace new technologies such as Open Banking, without the need for internal development, via their suite of innovative solutions, including the multi-award-winning, pay by link solution, SOTpay.
Mace is no stranger to business success and picking up accolades. He, alongside his long-term business partner Mark Thompson, built Gala Tent, one of Europe's largest manufacturers of commercial marquees and gazebos with a £2k investment, growing the business to a turnover circa £10m. The Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 award, however, is for his work in the payments and finance sector with Gala Technology.
Mace stated ‘This is a huge personal honour to be recognised as Financial Technology Industry, Entrepreneur of the Year 2022, by EuropeanCEO magazine, but is also reflective of the quality work my team and colleagues put in every day. I have always said that you could have the best idea in the world but unless you put it into action, it will simply stay an idea. Fortunately, I stayed true to my word, and we continue to innovate, which has seen Gala Technology continue to grow and add value to businesses across Europe, helping them to process secure and compliant payments in both the card and account2account sectors.’
A spokesperson for EuropeanCEO stated ‘Entrepreneurs and leaders are visionaries who are instrumental in the success of a business. Their tireless approach to enterprise expansion places them at the heart of the business. Understanding objectives, formulating ideas and making decisions are part & parcel of the role. Entrepreneurs have not only taken products, technologies and even industries to another level on the innovation curve, they have done it day in day out for years.
Our awards celebrate successful entrepreneurs in those fields that our readers feel, are making strides in the European and Global economies. We recognise product, functional, strategic, and managerial innovation in companies and individuals showing commercial insight and market integrity. (We are) very pleased to confirm that Mr Jason Mace has been adjudged the winner for 2022 in the European CEO Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards in the category of Financial Technology Industry.’