A tech start-up founded by a Nottingham University Business School alumnus and entrepreneur has a bright future ahead, according to judges at a prestigious regional business awards.
Aware Monitoring, one of the UK’s fastest-growing website performance monitoring companies, picked up the Most Promising New Business accolade at the recent Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce Best Business Awards 2011.
The company, set up by Nottingham graduate Nick Barker and co-founder Simon Oxley, was recognised for its innovative service, providing businesses with real-time updates on the content load time, availability and optimisation of their website.
In the company’s early days, Nick received support from Nottingham University Business School’s EnterpriseLab, which aims to provide guidance on business development to students setting up their own ventures, as well as practical assistance in the form of seminars and networking opportunities, access to office space and meeting rooms and one-to-one surgeries with professional advisors.
Nick commented, “The support we have received from the University and the EnterpriseLab has been invaluable. It has been a great help to be able to access world-class facilities and resources as well as to have the backing of a network that is keen to assist us in establishing and promoting the business.”
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Posted on Wednesday 28th September 2011