We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen as a 2012 Paybefore Awards winner for our One4all Gift Card and Post Office Budget Card products. Recognised in the Best Gift Card Program and Most Innovative Prepaid Program categories, we are the first Irish company to achieve this double accolade.

Paybefore Awards, now in its sixth year, is the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the worldwide prepaid and stored value card industry. Nominations are received from across the globe, including Russia, Turkey, India, the UK and Latin America. The awards are presented annually by Paybefore, whose publications are the leading source of industry information for the global prepaid community.

Commenting on the win, Michael Dawson, founder and group CEO at The Gift Voucher Shop said, “Our company has come a long way since we launched our first multi-store paper voucher in Ireland. We now enjoy success in a number of markets and continue to develop our product line and unique distribution networks. It is superb to achieve international recognition of our products’ success and reaffirms our position as industry innovators among the best in the business.”

The One4all Gift Card and Post Office Budget Card were selected by a panel of five industry experts who served as judges for this year’s competition, which included a record number of entries from around the world.

“Paybefore Awards were created to honour the companies and individuals that are keeping prepaid on the cutting edge of payments,” said Loraine DeBonis, Paybefore editor-in-chief and chair of the judging panel.

“Our industry continues to break new ground and expand the reach of electronic payments because of companies like The Gift Voucher Shop who make innovation and execution a priority,” she continued. “We are proud to recognise its contributions to advancing the prepaid industry.”

Established in 2002 as part of a strategic partnership with the Irish Post Office, the Gift Voucher Shop now operates in both the consumer and corporate gifting sectors throughout Ireland, Malta and the UK. Originally launched as Europe’s first multi-store paper gift voucher, the electronic One4all Gift Card entered the Irish market in 2006. It is now the most widely available nationwide multi-store gift card in Ireland and the UK with an unmatched distribution network.

One4all’s Budget Card, which was launched in May 2010, enables over 300,000 people to budget for their periodic utility bill payments through the UK Post Office. It replaced the traditional Post Office Savings Stamp which was withdrawn from the Post Office’s network of 12,000 branches. For more information visit