The company is in the shortlist of five for the newly created Best Dedicated Hosting category which recognises development at the higher end of the market. The results will be announced at the Marriott Grosvenor Square in London on March 14 2008.
MD Lawrence Jones said: “We are absolutely delighted to be in the final for this category. The last year has seen great data centre advancements and we have welcomed many more businesses onto our network. On the personnel side, we have doubled staff numbers and moved into offices at the top of City Tower, Manchester.
“We now guarantee 100% uptime on our network, with the introduction of the innovative Business Continuity Platform and have grown our defences over 2007 with a clear focus on security.”
Also in the running for the prize are Netcetera Limited, Namesco, UK2 and WebFusion. Companies apply to be nominated for the award and the judging process includes three months of extensive server monitoring which tests criteria including availability and performance.
Jones said: “We’re up against some strong competition this year from all over the country. And once again it’s great to see that the majority of the finalists are from outside of the South East. We wish them all the best.”
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UKFast is the ISPA UK’s Best Business Host 2007, 2006 and 2005 as well as Future Publishing’s Best Business ISP 2004. The dedicated server specialist has a regular place in UK Top Host’s list of top 5 ISPs and plays an instrumental part in Manchester’s future as a digital city.
As one of the UK’s fastest bandwidth providers, UKFast counts amongst its clients some of the country’s biggest names including Experian, Philips and Sainsbury’s. UKFast also sponsors the Sale Sharks Premiership Rugby Club and the Airwaves-Ducati British Superbikes Team.