A YOUNG businessman from the Borders has won two awards in one week.

Sam Zawadzki, from Romanno Bridge, co-founder of new start-up company AdvancetoGO, battled through tough competition to bring home the national title of 'The Pitch Champion 2012', while the same week being awarded the Shell LiveWIRE's ScottishYoung Entrepreneur of the Year 2012.

The 22-year-old drew attention from leading members of the business world including Richard Branson who described his property website as fun, creative and a challenge to the property industry.

AdvancetoGO.com is a website that helps landlords find good tenants quickly by advertising their property to let.

Walking away with a �50,000 prize package, Sam said: "Winning this award is incredible, it will make a real impact and help AdvancetoGO develop!"