Pride in Oldham 2011

Business category award winner

We are pleased to announce that we won an award for one of our social network sites on Friday at the Pride in Oldham Award Ceremony 2011.

The ceremony took place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall to celebrate outstanding achievements in eleven categories including the Business category, which we won!

The Oldham Evening Chronicle launched the awards ceremony in 2002 and the 33 finalists this year were chosen by independent judges and Chronicle readers.

We thoroughly enjoyed the Oscar-style ceremony and we would like to thank everyone involved in the event, they do a fantastic job!

We would like to congratulate all 33 finalists. We were truly humbled to be in the company of some truly inspiring people.

Oldham Business Network members – thank you

We wouldn’t have won the award if it wasn’t for our OBN members so we want to take the time to say thank you to all 620 of you.

I would also like to thank Phil Kelly and Tom Yates from Purple Giraffe for their help in setting the site up and believing in my idea. To all the OBN moderators, thank you for your support in helping us run the website.

I would also like to thank the Oldham Evening Chronicle and Oldham Council for their continuous support.

Oldham community has come together online

For a while now I have said the future of social networking lies in niche communities coming together online. OBN is a great example of this and the model can be replicated wherever there is a community of people with a common interest.