One of WORKSPACE OXFORD’S™ resident businesses run by Andrey Pronin, who is the founder of Podarok, an independent gift shop with operations in both Oxford and Cambridge has been shortlisted for a prestigious business award run by

Andrey who came to WORKSPACE OXFORD™ in September 2013 taking initially just a hot desk but then, using the flexibility offered by WORKSPACE OXFORD™ soon moved to a dedicated half desk, then on to a full dedicated desk. Using his Oxford office as a base he successfully opened his first unique gift shop in Cambridge and more recently a second one on Oxford’s High Street.

As a hard working 25 year Russian entrepreneur Andrey works with independent designers and artists to offer a range of beautifully unique gifts through his ‘Podarok’ (meaning gift in Russian) shops.

We wish him the very best of luck in the run up to the final selections for the award.

You can vote for Andrey and get a chance to attend the Startups Awards gala luncheon at Kensington Roof Gardens on 27 November by following the link below.

For more details of Podarok and to shop online go to the web site at: