Technology hubs win major national award

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The Lincolnshire Technology Hubs, set up as part of the County Council’s onlincolnshire project to give businesses access to state-of-the-art digital technology, have won a national award.

They beat off stiff competition from three other finalists to win the Digital Education and Expertise Award at the prestigious Next Generation Digital Challenge Awards 2014 in Derby.

Aimed at recognising innovative and inspiring projects which improve infrastructure or access to new technology, the awards run alongside the annual NextGen Conference - the UK’s leading event for next generation broadband activity.

One of the Technology Hubs is located in Horncastle.

Coun Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “it’s an amazing achievement.

“I am delighted for everyone who has been involved in setting up the hubs and contributed to their success. This award is a tribute to all their hard work.”