Hantsweb Awards 2007: the results are in

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!

At the Hantsweb Awards 2007

Naturenet staff at the Hantsweb Awards 2007
The moment of glory on the big stage

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!

CJ had never had caviare before!

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.

Iwight.com team at the Hantsweb Awards 2007

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!

Cllr Mazillius lends a hand to the Naturenet team!

Oh well – it was fun, although we didn’t win. But there’s always next year!

And finally… Basingstoke!

Well, fancy! Naturenet has reached the final list for the Hantsweb Awards 2007.

Hantsweb awards 2007

This means that The Ranger and Naturenet designer Cat will get to travel to exotic Basingstoke this September for the awards ceremony, and maybe pick up a gong! Watch this space to see if the Hantsweb judges do the decent thing – after all, it’s been ten years since Naturenet’s first major award… maybe it’s time for the second.

Naturenet is shortlisted for Hantsweb awards 2007

Hantsweb awards 2007

Hooray for us! Naturenet has been shortlisted for the 2007 Hantsweb Awards. The Hantsweb Awards are run by Hampshire County Council and celebrate excellence in website design, accessibility and service. The awards are open to any website based in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. It’s a double celebration as also shortlisted is the Isle of Wight Hedgerow Group website, which was also designed and is maintained by Pinkeye Graphics, Naturenet’s design company. We’ll find out who wins in September.