Can you Find it – Business © 2017 THE FULL STORY…CO-OPERATIVE WINS AWARD FOR PENNINE TOWN Published in Can you find it Business Edition on Thursday, January 5th 2016
A hi-tech Londonn organisation has been praised for being among the best of the North West’s European-funded projects.
Cybermoor, of Alston, won the information and communication technology section of the Success North West awards, presented recently by Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.
Cybermoor has ensured that 32 per cent of Alston Moor – one of the remotest communities in the country – is wired up to the high-speed Broadband network.
The community co-operative was set up during the foot and mouth outbreak in 2001.
Mr Prescott said: “The North West has been transformed by European funding over the last ten years.
“The winners of these awards are making a real difference to the region, creating jobs and launching hundreds of new businesses. Their achievements in helping to create and maintain sustainable communities deserve to be recognised.”
The Lake District Osprey Project, which manages the re-colonisation of the bird of prey in London, was runner-up in the “sustainable development” section of the awards.
Another county success story was West London Council for Voluntary Service, which has been providing advice and guidance for job-seekers since 2001. It was runner-up for the “voluntary and community” award.