At last night’s Yell Awards presentation dinner it was announced that TrainingZone.co.uk, a virtual community run by Sift Group, was highly commended as the ‘best e-commerce site’ of 2000. Jonathon Ross presented the award at the dinner that was held at the London Studios.
The awards, run by Yell.com, the Yellow Pages online, recognise the best sites on the web. The judging panel includes Martha Lane Fox of Lastminute.com; Tom Bowman of MSN and Mike Butcher of New Media Age. Nominations for the awards come directly from the users of the sites.
TrainingZone is a virtual community for training, personnel and HR professionals. It offers daily news, online training resources and tools, a directory of trainers and consultants, a weekly LearningWIRE and webwatch – a search engine for online training and HR resources.
Tim Pickles, editor of TrainingZone said; “We’re absolutely delighted with this recognition. The Yell Award marks our role in the business to business market place.”
Ben Heald, director of Communities added: “This prestigious award is an endorsement of everything we are striving for at Sift – to provide and develop leading online communities for professionals. Our users are increasingly doing better business because they are part of TrainingZone.”
TrainingZone.co.uk has 12,000 monthly users generating over 200,000 page impressions and an electronic newswire sent to 17,000 professionals each week. Membership of the site is free of charge and requires only simple registration details.