<p>Oban has made it to the finals of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards, in the International Trade category.</p>

<p>The awards are organised by Cadia, the Gatwick Diamond Business Association, and will be presented by BBC News front man Declan Curry. </p>

<p>Oban (<a href="http://www.obanmultilingual.com">www.obanmultilingual.com</a&gt;) are experts in international search engine optimisation, and have offices in 26 countries. </p>

<p>A large percentage of Oban’s clients are multinationals (for example, Proctor & Gamble). Some are local UK companies with an international focus. </p>

<p>In addition, Obanners also consider themselves to be part of one of the most multicultural staff in the UK – over 80 percent of their employees are from abroad, as reported recently in Brighton’s Argus newspaper.</p>

<p>“We’re honoured and very excited to have made it this far in these awards,” says Greig Holbrook, Oban’s MD. </p>

<p>“We are trying to make the internet friendlier to the multitude of languages and cultures that are currently struggling to find online content that caters to them, and we strive to extend our reach even further across the globe in everything we do.”</p>

<p>The winners will be announced at a Gala dinner on March 12 at the Gatwick Hilton Hotel.</p>

<p>Also in the International Trade finals are Aerotron, an aviation supplier, and Genesis Forwarding Services, an independent freight forwarder. </p>

Published on: 4:42AM on 20th February 2009