HSBC Start-Up Award

National Finalist 2001

TownTalk added another award to its trophy cabinet when it joined nine other finalists in HSBCs prestigious 'Start-Up Stars' Awards at the Savoy Hotel.

John Rendall, Head of Business Banking at HSBC, said: "These awards have captured the imagination of Start-Up's throughout the UK. The awards panel has received many outstanding examples of successful projects that have been established through their creators' vision and courage. We congratulate TownTalk UK on making the final 10."

The judging panel, which includes representatives from the Confederation of British Industry and British Chamber of Commerce, will reveal its decision at a gala dinner at London's Savoy Hotel before an audience of more than 250 guests.

TownTalk will also receive free consultancy and software package worth 3,000, courtesy of IRPC and Sage, for being named as a national finalist.

The TownTalk network now comprises almost 100 town centre web sites, each helping their respective towns to attract shoppers and visitors back into urban centres.