THE chief executive of NewVoiceMedia has been named CEO of the Year.

Jonathan Gale, left, received the honour at The Private Business Awards, where his company, a leading provider of cloud contact centre solutions, also received the Rising Star award for the South East region.

The Private Business Awards celebrate the best in the UK’s private business sector, highlighting the achievements of individuals and companies.

Sponsored by PwC, in association with HSBC, the event recognises the importance of private companies to the economy and is attended by CEOs and entrepreneurs from every region of the UK.

NewVoiceMedia, headquartered at Belvedere, in Basing View, Basingstoke, is growing at more than twice the rate of the rapidly expanding cloud contact centre market and now serves thousands of agents including Parcelforce, QlikView, PhotoBox and Topcon Positioning Systems. in 40 countries.

The company’s ContactWorld solution integrates seamlessly with Salesforce, enabling businesses of all sizes to deliver a personalised and unique customer experience and drive a more effective sales and marketing team.

Jonathan, 44, said: “It is an honour to be named CEO of the Year.

“I have been very fortunate in leading such a dedicated and talented team, all of whom |have played a core role in the success and rapid growth of our business.”

Commenting on the Rising Star award, he said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the team, which recognises their hard work in developing our leading true cloud contact centre solutions.”