Nominet Internet Awards 2013
Our Marketing Director, Claire Lewis, was honoured, when she was invited to not only attend The Nominet Internet Awards 2013 at The British Library in London last week but to join a panel of other esteemed guest judges, to help select the winners and also to read out the nominations for the Innovative Internet Business category.
Presented this year by Kate Russell, renowned technology reporter for the BBC and author of Working the Cloud: The ultimate guide to making the internet work for you and your business, these prestigious awards were created to reward the accomplishments and advances of UK internet enterprises which are helping to make the internet a more accessible, safer and varied experience for everyone.
Claire Lewis said ‘It was such a difficult decision to choose the winner for each category. We agonised over each one. All of the nominees were worthy contenders resulting in a particularly high standard.’
Despite this, out of the 29 nominees received from a cross section of businesses including commercial and not for profit, only five clear winners could be chosen, one for each of the categories:
- Innovative Internet Business
- Online skills & training
- Making the Internet a Safer Place
- Doing good online
- Digital Innovation in Public Services
Congratulations to all the winners:
Innovative Internet Business: My Mummy Made It A baby and toddler food delivery service for busy parents and nurseries. Affordable homemade food made from fresh ingredients and cooked to order.
Online Skills & Training: Brightside Online mentoring for young people. Trained mentors support young people as they make informed decisions about education, employment and money management.
Making the Internet a Safer Place: Oii My Size is a youth led campaign raising awareness among young people about a number of issues including of how some young men communicate with young women.
Doing Good Online: Global Giving UK A dynamic, virtual marketplace that uses technology to facilitate the giving of time, skills, money and training to benefit local communities worldwide.
Digital Innovation in Public Services: Lambeth Library Challenge A transparency tool aimed at building a more equal relationship between the library and residents by giving the residents real budgetary influence.
The Nominet Awards are held annually, so if you’d like to be considered for next years- make sure you keep checking their website for full information about the awards including details about how to enter.