At the inaugural Digital Impact Awards, held in Kampala, Uganda, three Africa Internet Holding companies (Jumia, Hellofood and Kaymu), were nominated in the “Best E-commerce Site” category, with online food ordering platform Hellofood taking home the prize.
The Digital Impact Awards are in their first year and were held at Sheraton Kampala. Their aim is to recognize and reward companies who are innovative in their use of digital mediums to improve the customer experience. Winners are selected by a jury comprising leading entrepreneurs, innovators, academics, consultants, policy makers and thought leaders, and award categories span the domains of web, mobile, social, cyber security and digital financial services.
This is not the first time Hellofood has won such a prestigious award: in June the company, along with its affiliated brand Foodpanda, was named “Best E-commerce Startup” at the prestigious European Tech Startup Awards. This newest award therefore confirms the brand’s position as a leader in the field of online food ordering and represents a remarkable achievement for Hellofood Uganda, which only began operations in January 2014.
Francis Voet, Country Manager for Hellofood Uganda said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Hellofood Uganda and we are very proud to be recognised by the jury. We’ve already experienced eight months of solid growth, and plan on building on this in the future to strengthen our market-leading position and to continue to provide the best service to our growing number of customers.”