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Congratulations to Chris James – Winner of ‘Surrey 40 Under 40’ Business Award


Chris James, Gold-i’s CTO has been awarded a ‘Surrey 40 Under 40’ Business Award in recognition of his achievements at Gold-i, having progressed from University of Surrey intern to a Board level position in less than a decade.


The award was organised by Invest in Surrey to recognise the 40 most innovative individuals who live or work in Surrey, and showcase the achievements of the next generation of young entrepreneurs.


Chris was introduced to Gold-i when he did a placement in 2012 as an Electronic Engineering undergraduate. After graduating in 2013, he joined the Gold-i team as a Quality Assurance Analyst and was promoted a number of times in quick succession as a result of his in-depth technical knowledge and business acumen. He was promoted to his current role, Chief Technology Officer in May 2018 and currently manages a team of over 20 people, with responsibility for Client Support, Software Development, Quality Assurance and Operations & Onboarding. He is also on the Gold-i Management Board and plays a key role in creating and implementing Gold-i’s product strategy.


 Tom Higgins, CEO, Gold-i says, “Chris has been an outstanding employee from the day he joined Gold-i. He has played a major role in developing and evolving our FX and crypto products, implementing our 24/7 support system, and training Gold-i’s team of developers.  He thoroughly deserves this award and we are thrilled that the judges recognised Chris’ achievements by selecting him for a ‘40 under 40’ Award.”


The Surrey ‘40 Under 40’ Business Awards are organised by Invest in Surrey, the Inward investment Service for Surrey, established to proactively promote the region as a world-class place to start, grow and relocate a business. Invest in Surrey brings together world-class industries, academia, and government partners to support business and growth across the region.

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Gold-i is a global market leader in trading technology, helping hundreds of multi-asset brokers to transform their trading operations with robust liquidity management solutions, award-winning MetaTrader Plug-ins, business intelligence tools and all with the best support in the industry. Gold-i has won over 20 trade awards in recognition of its innovative products, commercial success and future potential, including a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2014. Has been recognised as one of the most influential Fintechs in 2018 and 2019.