Seema Khinda Johnson, the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Nuggets, has been shortlisted for ‘Payments Woman of The Year’ at the Payments Network Awards, while Chief Executive Officer and Founder Alastair Johnson has been shortlisted for ‘Blockchain Founder of The Year’ at the BMW i UK Tech Founder Awards.
Seema Khinda Johnson has been named in a category that recognises exceptional contributions, evangelism, advocacy and innovation in the payments industry.
“It’s a great honour to be named as a finalist for ‘Payments Woman of The Year’,” said Seema Khinda Johnson.
“This goes to show the extraordinary progress Nuggets has made in the industry. I’m also very proud to be shortlisted in a category that recognises the importance of innovation, as well as advocacy of diversity and inclusion, within the industry. These are issues close to my heart and to Nuggets’ mission.”
Alastair Johnson has been named in a category that celebrates entrepreneurs who create, disrupt and innovate within the UK’s rapidly changing tech landscape.
“I’m delighted to be shortlisted for ‘Blockchain Founder of the Year’,” said Alastair Johnson. “Blockchain is the driving force behind so much disruptive technology across a range of verticals at the moment, so to be shortlisted for this award with only a handful of other founders just goes to show how significant the industry believe our transformation of payments can be.”
Among a long list of recent achievements, Nuggets has released the alpha platform on iOS and Android, received the backing of the London Mayor, and was the only blockchain business invited on a UK trade mission to China and India. Nuggets have also been selected by the UK Financial Conduct Authority for Project Innovate, and for the highly-regarded Lafayette Plug and Play accelerator. It was a finalist in the Payments Awards for ‘Best Use of Biometrics’, as well as in the Money Age awards.