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Playmob CEO Ower wins Talent Unleashed's The One to Watch award

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Playmob CEO Ower wins Talent Unleashed's The One to Watch award

Jude Ower, the founder and CEO of Playmob, has won the The One to Watch award as part of the Talent Unleashed Awards UK 2014.

Playmob is a UK-based company that provides a platform for game developers to engage their audience in giving to specific charities.

It's recently worked with charities such as the Cybersmile Foundation, Room to Read and WWF and developers like Pixelberry Studio and PerBlue.

Mark of Branson

Ower was one of 15 names of the shortlist, which was judged by high profile individuals such as Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson and representatives of Telefonica, Balderton Capital and Wired.

As part of her win, Ower will now travel to Richard Branson's Centre for Entrepreneurship in South Africa this November.

Jude Ower with her award
Jude Ower with her award

"I've been bowled-over by the quality of the UK finalists. In this digital age it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the personal journey that sits behind every great innovation but it's your ideas that really shine through the award entries," commented Branson.

"I'm ecstatic to win the Talent Unleashed Awards, particularly against such tough competition," said Ower.

"It's rewarding to see that Playmob has been recognised by technology leaders and I hope this provides us with fresh opportunities to reach new audiences and help raise money for charities through play."