Well, our exciting overseas jaunt to Basingstoke was today, and the result was… we didn’t win. Bother! But, hey, it was a great event and we got to go to Basingstoke. Naturenet was runner-up in the Best Rural Enterprise Website category, sponsored by SEEDA, and we received a very fine certificate!
It was a glittering ceremony, with appearances from the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, and Steve Power, amongst other luminaries. Afterwards there was a buffet lunch and a chance to chat with many of the other finalists and judges. Lots of good networking went on. The food was pretty good too!
Naturenet sends congratulations to the only other Isle of Wight finalist, iwight.com, the Isle of Wight Council website which deservedly won the Best Public Services Website category, sponsored by EPI-USE.
They were very supportive and cheered us on – and Chairman of the IW Council Cllr Mr Roger Mazillius even showed his support by joining in the Naturenet team photo!
Oh well – it was fun, although we didn’t win. But there’s always next year!