Press Release

LONDON 19th September 2002

At the Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval college, Greenwich last night, 19th September, 2002, Nick Justice, the Managing Director of the International On Line Bridge Club, was selected the Winner of this prestigious award that was open to all business in this dynamic area of London, where, for the last 6 years, the IOBC has had its operations. One of the key criteria that the judges voted for were to find a web site that "best served the purpose of the business they represent". Nick received a trophy and prize cheque for £500 and also a 2 day consultancy from Business Link in London.

The Judging panel were looking for companies/individuals in each category that could demonstrate enterprise and entrepreneurship. Other key criteria were "what web site best serve the visitors the site is intended to attract", "clarity of purpose", "originality of design", "download speed", " user friendliness" and "ease of use". Where there was an "e-commerce" aspect, the IOBC were also judged on the speed, efficiency and security of their system.

Managing Director, Nick Justice says, "providing an online game for computer novices was design and software challenge. We kept it functional and smoothly navigable, while offering a wide variety of games in a friendly playing environment, emulating a real physical club".

The Award was sponsored by the "London and Docklands East Business directory" and was open to all businesses located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Newham, Greenwich and Southwark and to all DBC members, The entrants ranged from autonomous divisions of large multi nationals to sole traders operating in any business sector.

The event took place at the fantastically opulent Painted Hall, a riverside landmark - built upon the birthplace of Henry VIII and designed by Sir Christopher Wren and where Lord Nelson lay in state. With one of the finest dining halls in the western world that has the work of artist Sir James Thornhill, which took him 19 years to create.

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The International On Line Bridge Club Limited
14 Landons Close, Prestons Road London E14 9QQ England
Contact Nicholas A. Justice, Managing Director
Tel +44 (020) 7538 8215
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