Fasthosts Launches 'Get Online' Competition to Support the Great Exhibition 2012

By Fasthosts, PRNE
Thursday, October 7, 2010

GLOUCESTER, England, October 8, 2010 - Fasthosts Internet Ltd, a founding Technology Sponsor of The Great
Exhibition 2012, recently launched a competition that encourages individuals
and businesses to get online. To support and celebrate The Great Exhibition
2012, each month for 25 months, Fasthosts will provide a worthy applicant
with infrastructure they need to be successful online. Every month, the
company will also award a substantial package of internet services to help
people promote any company, sport, hobby or community project to the rest of
the nation. Fasthosts invites any UK individual or company to nominate their
project for support. Participants can enter The Great Exhibition 2012
competition online.

Until the start of The Great Exhibition 2012 festival on 1st June 2012,
Fasthosts will each month award a First Prize of a DELL laptop, 3 years free
Business Premium hosting (
package (including software to build, optimise and monitor a website), a
domain name ( and Microsoft Exchange
email. Furthermore, Fasthosts will support 20 further projects every month
that will receive 3 years free business web hosting.

To take part, entrants need only complete a quick online application.
During the Great Exhibition, there will be a special award to recognise and
celebrate the best new online business and best online community project from
all the participants.

Steve Holford, Marketing Director at Fasthosts Internet Ltd, said "The
'Get Online' competition is a great opportunity for those individuals or
organisations with great ideas but limited resources. In the spirit of the
festival, we aim to provide the Internet as a way to champion as many great
new British endeavors as possible".

The Great Exhibition 2012 event, which is billed as the biggest of its
kind in more than a generation, will open on 1 June 2012 and will echo
similar events held in London in 1851 and 1951. The festival will showcase
the advances and innovations that put Britain at the forefront of digital
development, celebrating British creativity and entrepreneurialism. Live
events and performances will take place throughout the 77-day season on the
site at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

In addition to The Great Exhibition 2012 competition (, Fasthosts recently
pledged support for 'Race Online 2012', a Government-backed project that aims
to make the UK the first nation in the world where everyone can use the web.
Fasthosts has pledged help to get more people online throughout the UK by
training its resellers in how best to educate end-users about the benefits of
using Internet solutions. To achieve this, the company will deliver a series
of instructional webinars on the subject, running from October 2010 through
to February 2011. This commitment is in addition to the Fasthosts pledge of
support with The Great Exhibition to support 25 businesses going online in
the run up to the festival and to provide hosting to dozens of runners up.

About Fasthosts

Fasthosts ( is a leading web hosting
( provider. Based in the UK and operating
24×7 from their dedicated UK data centres, Fasthosts keeps over 1 million
domains running smoothly and ensures over 42 million emails are delivered
safely each day. All Fasthosts services can be self-managed through the award
winning Fasthosts web-based control panel that provides customers with
unparalleled online control, enabling them to manage hosted services
including domain registrations, shared web hosting, business-class email,
virtual servers, dedicated servers, software-as-a-service, internet merchant
accounts and unlimited broadband. Fasthosts maintains an award-winning,
highly successful reseller channel.

    PR Contact:

    Richard Stevenson
    Discovery House
    154 Southgate Street
    GL1 2EX

PR Contact: Richard Stevenson, Fasthosts, Discovery House, 154 Southgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2EX, +44(0)1452-561-857 .

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