EngNet short listed in UK E-Commerce Awards Tuesday, 26 August, 2003
EngNet has been short listed in the British National 2003 E-Commerce Awards. From the 2,945 organisations that entered the 2003 E-Commerce Awards, EngNet Limited has been short listed for judging in the E-Trading category in the Yorkshire & The Humber regions.
EngNet is a global online engineering directory, search engine and portal. EngNet brings consumers directly to its customers’ doors by increasing the number of enquiries sent to the websites of their clients. Many of these websites have experienced over 100% growth in the number of visitors and enquiries since joining the EngNet directory.
Since its inception EngNet has grown from strength to strength. EngNet has over 5000 companies listed on its database and this figure continues to increase daily. EngNet is highly ranked on the major search engines such as Google and Yahoo, and it features amongst the top 5 global engineering directories. EngNet received over 1,000,000 pages viewed in July 2003 and over 120,000 visitors. EngNet has become a recognisable brand, and is fast becoming the leader as the industry standard for engineering directories.
The 2003 E-Commerce Awards are run by UK Online for business, a partnership between industry and Government, which promotes the use of the Internet and communications technologies to small companies, and by InterForum, a non-profit organisation that helps British businesses to trade electronically.
The E-Commerce Awards is the only government backed scheme dedicated to rewarding and promoting e-commerce amongst SME’s and the UK voluntary and community sector. Sponsored nationally by Royal Bank of Scotland, Cisco Systems, the Sunday Times Enterprise Network and the Home Office’s Active Community Unit. The awards recognise and reward organisations that demonstrate excellence through the use of the Internet and information and communications technologies. The Awards encourage best practise and provide case studies of the benefits; and encourage the uptake of these technologies by small to medium enterprises.
The competition began in 11 regions. The total regional prize pool is £180,000 and the winners of these regional heats win cash prizes, trophies and certificates. Over 50 cash prizes worth over £180,000 in total are up for grabs, as well as regional and national media coverage. Judging takes place between August 26th and September 5th and winners and highly commended runners-up will be notified at the regional Awards ceremonies scheduled between the 9th and 19th September. The prize winners will be announced on the 8th October 2003 at a gala dinner held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
EngNet can be seen listed on the Awards website in the Yorkshire and Humber region along with the other short listed companies.