Monday, October 10, 2005

UK E-Commerce Awards 2005

The winners of the 2005 E-Commerce Awards were announced last week at a gala dinner at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. These national (and regional) awards are free to enter for all UK businesses, public bodies, registered charities and not-for-profit organisations. They are run by the Department of Trade & Industry and InterForum, an organisation that helps businesses to trade electronically. The awards are sponsored nationally by BT and national media sponsor The Sunday Times Enterprise Network. The E-Commerce Awards are run on a regional basis in six categories, with the regional winners of each category going forward to compete in the national category finals. There is also an overall national 'E-Champion' award, which this year went to Blueheath Holdings, a London based grocery wholesaler. In addition to the honour of the title and a flat glass award trophy, Blueheath also received a cash prize of £50,000. The national category winners for 2005 were:

The 2005 E-Commerce Awards also introduced a new set of awards, the National Innovator Awards. Judged in seven categories and awarded at the national level only, these awards seek to recognise and reward innovative use of ICT. The recipicients of the inaugural Innovators Awards were: