The award is a new accolade for the 2011 award ceremony, designed to recognise the contribution of e-commerce to the UK economic recovery. WorldPay will be the title sponsor for the award.
The Online Business of the Year award is open to any business trading online with a UK turnover of over £10 million. The winner will be the company which demonstrates the highest levels of delivery, site engagement and usability, security, innovation, and ethical practice. The award will also recognise the most effective and creative marketing and mechanisms that provide the highest levels of customer service.
Caroline Jackson Levy, MD, UBM Awards, said: “We are pleased to announce the partnership with WorldPay in launching the new Online Business of the Year Award. It’s a channel that has grown exponentially, so it’s great to be able to reward some of the fantastic successes that the industry has seen. As a company with an expert offering in the online payments space, WorldPay is the ideal partner with which to create the award.”
Floris de Kort, Managing Director of WorldPay’s eCommerce division, said “At WorldPay we are committed to helping businesses of all sizes optimise their ecommerce and m-commerce channels. That’s about providing the right tools for a wide range of business requirements and it’s also about providing individual guidance on what does and doesn’t work.”
Kort added: “Every year we see examples of both new and existing companies combining innovation with industry best practice to create unique and compelling customer experiences. We are delighted to partner with the National Business Awards to recognise these exceptional achievements. The award seems even more important in 2011 as it will highlight those businesses which have made an important contribution to the recovery of the economy.”
The judging panel selected for the Online Business of the Year award will comprise up to five peers with experience and expertise specifically related to this category.
Finalists will be announced on the 28th July and winners will be honoured at the National Business Awards gala dinner and awards ceremony in London at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Tuesday 8th November.
To enter the WorldPay Online Business of the Year Award visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk