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Gconnect Make It To Red Rose Awards Finals!

We’re proud to announce we have made it through to the finals of the LBV Red Rose Small Business of the Year Award! The LBV Red Rose Awards bring together Lancashire businesses to celebrate RRA15-finalist1and promote their success, recognise achievements and promote growth.

Along with the five other finalists in our category, we will now go through an interview process, before the winner is chosen and announced at the awards ceremony in Blackpool on 12th March.

It’s a night where we remind each other just how good Lancashire is. It’s a night when the spotlight is fixed firmly on our nominated businesses – the heroes of the Red Rose Awards and the heroes of the Lancashire economy” LBV

Find out more about the LBV Red Rose Awards here

Awards Season Not Just for Hollywood!

It feels like only yesterday we were partying away at The BIBAS, but in reality that was a long 5 months ago, and award entries season is here again!  We had so much fun, and were so incredibly proud of making it to the finalists in the Micro Biz category last year that this year we have decided to spread our wings further!  We have already entered the Small Business category for the LBV Red Rose awards, have registered for three categories at The ISPAs (Internet Service Providers Association) and will once again be entering The BIBAs!!

Entering the awards makes us recognise what we’ve done right at Gconnect, and look at what we can do better.  It’s also a great opportunity to get the team together in a great environment and meet other like-minded companies. So, here’s to another fantastic awards season, good luck to all companies entering, and we look forwards to partying with you at the ceremonies!!

The BIBA Judges Were Here…..

Exciting times in the Gconnect office today with the visit from The BIBA judges! This was the final judging in the Micro Business of the Year award before the ceremony in September.  It was great to be able to meet some of the judges in person, and show them a little more about how we work.  Being a tech company, it’s sometimes hard to explain to people exactly what we do, so it was fantastic to be able to show the lovely ladies around and demonstrate some of our work.

 

That’s it now until the ceremony in September, which we are all attending (look out for the excitable geek crew, that’ll be us!) This will be our first awards experience as a company, we’ve been over the moon to make it so far, and the chance to celebrate this with all the other entrants is the icing on the cake!

 

To all the finalists, good luck and we’ll see you in Blackpool!

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Gconnect Unveiled as Finalist for The BIBA Micro Business of the Year Award!

 

Gconnect have been announced as one of the eight finalists for the Micro Business of the Year award at the 2014 BIBA’s!

Having gone through an initial round of judging, we have successfully passed the interview stage and are thrilled to receive the BIBA’s judges for the final assessment when they visit us here at Gconnect!

A total of 34 firms from the Preston area are among the finalists unveiled today along with 14 firms from South Ribble, 11 from Lancaster and 8 from Chorley.

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Gconnect Shortlisted for 2 More Awards!

Coming hot on the heels of being shortlisted for two BIBAs, Gconnect have now been shortlisted for two ISPA Awards, Best Dedicated Hosting and Best Shared Hosting!

The ISPA (Internet Service Providers’ Association) Awards are the UK’s longest running internet industry awards, this being their 16th year.  The ISPAs are a recognised kite mark in the industry, and considered a badge of quality to customers.

To reach the shortlist, we had to undergo two months of technical testing by ISPA Awards technical partner thinkbroadband, and can proudly say on completion of testing we are shortlisted for both awards.  Final judgement will take into account various factors including our value for money, flexibility, security measures, availability and more. The winners will be announced at the ceremony in July.

Gconnect Shortlisted for BIBA Awards!

Gconnect Have Made The BIBA’s Shortlist!

Exciting news in the Gconnect office, we have made the shortlist for 2 BIBA awards this year! As first time entrants, we are thrilled to have gotten to this stage! 119 businesses have been shortlisted from 1200 applications for the 17 awards!

The Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs, today unveils its shortlists for the 17 prizes it will hand out at its annual prize-giving ceremony at the iconic Blackpool Tower in September.

It will put 196 applications from 119 businesses which were among the record number of entries it received before its judges when they meet for the first round of interviews later this month.

Ashleigh Dawson, Senior Business Development Manager at accountancy firm Grant Thornton which is sponsoring the Entrepreneur of the Year category, said the quality of firms shortlisted for the awards were evidence of the strength of Lancashire’s business community.

She said: “Grant Thornton is used to working with some of Lancashire’s leading businesses so we recognise the wealth of great firms which are in the county.

“The BIBAs are special because no firm progresses to the latter stages without being very special and this year is no exception.

“The quality and quantity of entries to the 17 prizes up for grabs this year has surpassed all previous years and there is no doubt the judges have a tough job on their hands picking a winner.”

The full story is available on The BIBA’s website here