Thursday, 28 October 2010

Look who's Talking Now: Read the latest interviews

Justine Roberts, founder of Mumsnet tells us what she thinks of the coalition's child benefit cuts and why she always has time for a biscuit. Read the interview.

Catherine Gazzoli, CEO of Slow Food UK talks about why we have lost touch with food, how we can restore this relationship and what her happiest food memories are. Read the interview.

Edna Fry, the devoted and long-suffering wife of Stephen, muses over her   favourite sites. Read more.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Website of the Year Award 2010 closes

Entries to our Website of the Year Award 2010 closed last week. This year's award was once again geared towards small businesses and non-profit organisations, although terms and conditions for entry were left purposefully loose.

The response to the award was good with 1809 entries received in total. Some of the sites entered are fantastic and unknown to us, others already favourites and some that fall woefully short of the mark. This year, we seemed to be inundated with baby and child-inspired sites, selling nappies and kids' clothes and although some of them were fun, in general, we've steered away from then when considering the shortlist.

All the entries have been screened and around 100 were chosen to go through to the next round. The sites range across a number of interests from forums and community sites, entertainment, travel, retail, information, property, services, food, parenting and gardening.

Twenty-four sites were shortlisted and all have something unique to offer, whether it's an interesting concept, useful information or plain fun. To view the full shortlist of sites, and vote for who you think should win in the People's Choice, click here

The Website of the Year 2010 will be announced by ex-BBC Dragon, Doug Richard during Global Entrepreneurship Week (15-19th November 2010), alongside the site that has had the most votes in the People's Choice. The Awards Reception will be held at The Royal Institution in Albemarle Street, London W1 on Tuesday 16th November. Tickets to attend the reception can be purchased for £29.38 inc VAT via Eventbrite. The Eventbrite fee is extra.