Congratulations to the Bradford Means Business Winners!

Bradford Means Business 2017

Last week, right before #exabytes17, local newspaper the Telegraph and Argus ran their latest annual Bradford Means Business Awards ceremony, celebrating the very best of local business, from personalities to innovators and far more. We’re very proud to have been shortlisted for this year’s Business or Technical Innovation of the Year award for our unique DarkLight Internet connectivity service.

Though we didn’t end up taking home the award (below, you’ll see the great trophy we picked up for our shortlisting), we’d like to congratulate all those who won (full list available on the T&A’s Awards page).


In particular, we’d like to congratulate the winners of the award we were nominated for - Enable2, a fantastic translation service working in over 100 different languages! From written translations to immediate interpretation, Enable2 have worked to help tens of thousands of people, working to provide critical translation to organisations like Sue Ryder and the NHS.

Enable2 was one of the first businesses to start using our DarkLight Internet connectivity option, having recently moved to a new office in Bradford. A lot of the organisation’s work requires face-to-face contact, often through video conferencing, requiring particularly high levels of bandwidth.

More about DarkLight - and what’s coming next

Wondering why DarkLight was nominated for the Business or Technical Innovation of the Year award? It uses a completely unique dark fibre design to give us complete flexibility over how the connections we provide function. We use this to give our customers ultrafast, symmetrical speeds that they can upgrade at practically any time, with every line supporting full 10 Gbps performance, whether they start off at 100 Mbps, gigabit connectivity, or any other level of speed. Head over to our DarkLight features page to find out more!

Tomorrow we’re heading down for another fantastic awards ceremony - the ISPA Awards! Definitely the most prestigious event in our sector, the ISPAs celebrate the best Internet Service Providers and connected businesses in the UK, covering everything from Internet speeds to security, advertising, and far more.

We’ve been nominated for an ISPA Award every year for over a decade, and we’re very proud to be shortlisted for 4 different categories this year - Best Superfast Broadband (for our DarkLight service), Best Hosted Service, Best Cloud Service (for our SurfProtect content filtering) and the Security Award.

With the ISPA Awards taking place at the gorgeous Café de Paris in London, we’re very excited for the show! Stay tuned through our @ExaNetworks Twitter to see how it all goes!