The award was presented at a glittering ceremony attended by nearly 1,000 people at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London on May 5th.
John Goodfellow was recognised for his lifetime of achievement in the building society industry and for his role in setting up Leeds-based credit reference agency Callcredit, one of the credit industryâs rising stars.
Launched four years ago, Callcredit has quickly established itself as one of the UKâs leading credit reference agencies, making effective use of the latest web-based technology to bring increased competition and value into a marketplace previously dominated by just two major players. Callcreditâs most recent innovation is to provide consumers with online access to their credit files.
John McAndrew, Callcreditâs managing director, who nominated John Goodfellow for the award, said: "Johnâs vision and entrepreneurial approach in setting up Callcredit is having a major and continued impact on the credit industry. He is a very deserving recipient of this accolade."