More Than Words, yes little old me, has been selected as the OVERALL WINNER of the UK.COM awards, judged by a very impressive panel of entrepreneurs including Sarah Beeny (click here to see who)!!!
This morning I was officially awarded my £5000 prize!! (professional pics and press release coming soon). I'm so proud and can't wait to invest my winnings in the business.
How did it all happen?
A few months ago I received an email from the Director of the UK.COM awards. More Than Words had been selected, from a list of thousands of nominated websites (ending with a uk.com domain name), as a finalist in the national UK.COM awards.
Then, a month or so ago I received a call to inform me that I had been selected as the WINNER!!! It's been difficult keeping it to myself until today.
Here are some details from the original Press Release (a new one will be launched next week):
Best business idea using a UK.COM domain
Best creative idea using a UK.COM domain
Best design, content, functionality of a business website using a UK.COM domain
Best design, content, functionality of a creative website using a UK.COM Domain
The list of judges was pretty impressive:
SARAH BEENY - Property Guru, TV Presenter (Property Ladder, Britain's Best Home, Pay off Your Mortgage) and Author, whose latest website Tepilo.com was shortlisted for website of the year and is now a finalist in this year's BIMA awards.
NICK BRITTON - Managing Editor of Vitesse Media plc, Publisher of SmallBusiness.co.uk, Growth Company Investor, Information Age, GrowthBusiness.co.uk,What Investment, Business XL, M&ADeals.co.uk. and Tax Guide UK.
BEN CRAWFORD - CEO of CentralNic, the company that owns and manages the domain extension .UK.COM. Twenty years management experience in the global media, entertainment and technology sectors and founder of leading websites artinfo.com, MutualArt.com and iGamingBusiness.com.
ILANA FOX - Social Media Guru, Published Author, and creator of the UK's first venture-backed community-lifestyle website, Liv4now.com.
JONATHAN GABAY - Leading independent brand consultant of guru status. Has worked the gamut of top ad agencies and high-profile brands, and features regularly on the BBC, CNN and Sky.
REBECCA HOLMAN - Editor of leading fashion and lifestyle website, Handbag.com, and former Editor of the ASOS and Cath Kidston magazines.
MARK PEARSON - Founder of leading discount voucher site, MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, and Growing Business Awards' 2010 Young Entrepreneur of the Year
KATE RUSSELL - BBC Click's Website and Technology Expert, regularly featured on Daybreak, This Morning, BBC News, Radio 4 and CNBC.