Search is on with e-skills UK and the Sunday Telegraph to reward the best new Internet-based business idea

Reading, UK – 4 November 2009: The search commences today, to find Britain’s new young digital entrepreneur, with the launch of the DediPower Digital Awards 2010, in association with e-skills UK and The Sunday Telegraph.

DediPower, one of the UK’s leading managed hosting specialists, is looking to reward and develop Britain’s best young digital talent, with a first prize award worth over £50,000.

Craig Martin, CEO, DediPower says: “We are looking to find the young entrepreneur with Britain’s best new Internet-based business idea and reward their innovative spirit. Equally, we are keen to recognise the development of Britain’s digital industry and ensure graduates, students and people with great ideas are attracted to get involved with Digital Britain.

“We are delighted to have the full backing of e-skills UK and the support of The Sunday Telegraph to help promote the Awards and to attract entrants from across Britain."

The DediPower Digital Awards’ first prize is up to £25,000 cash investment, plus £2,000 in development funds and a further £25,000 worth of business mentoring and free Internet hosting. There is also a special Judges’ Digital Innovation Award to stimulate the development of more great digital ideas.

“If you are young and have a great idea, it is often extremely difficult to know where to turn to get your idea off the ground, or how to get the right advice,” commented Martin.

“I experienced just this situation when I was in my teens. So, DediPower wishes to provide stimulation, excellent advice and business mentoring to Britain’s young entrepreneurs and e-skills UK is right behind the Awards rationale.”

The DediPower Digital Awards are open for entries from today, for people aged between 17 and 25 years and close on 1st February 2010. The shortlist of great digital business ideas will be announced in early February 2010, with the winner announced in early March.

The award criteria and further details can be found at: www.DediPowerDigitalAwards.com.

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About DediPower Managed Hosting
DediPower is a leading UK provider of managed hosting and data centre solutions, making the internet and eBusiness innovation a reality for businesses of all sizes. Focused on delivering service excellence through our Support with Passion® philosophy, DediPower’s enterprise class data centres support business critical applications. Providing innovative solutions and expertise in dedicated managed hosting, virtualisation, multi-server clusters, security, business continuity and co-location services. DediPower is a winner of numerous hosting awards and is a Microsoft Gold certified partner and RedHat Ready hosting partner. DediPower’s headquarters is located in Reading Berkshire, UK. For additional information, call 0870 252-3600 or visit www.dedipower.com and keep up to date with DediPower via Twitter, twitter.com/dedipower.

Published on: 9:02AM on 4th November 2009