ISPA Awards testing underway

The technical testing for the 2014 ISPA Awards is ongoing with the Broadband, Hosting and VoIP entrants all being tested. The technical testing is used to draw up the shortlist and is a major reason the ISPAs are so well respected.

Entrants still need to complete their written entry form which has to be done by 28th March. We would like to thank Thinkbroadband and Malden Electronics for all their help with the testing.

The Best VoIP Award is sponsored by Magrathea and the Internet Hero and Internet Villain Awards are sponsored by fulfilment specialists NetLynk Direct. We can also announce that the Internet Safety and Security Award will be sponsored by expert security distributors Wick Hill.                 




Sponsor the ISPA Awards

The ISPA Awards are a great way to meet senior figures from across the internet industry and make yourselves known among the sector. As well as tickets to the event, sponsorship allows branding, ad space as well as a chance to present the award. 

Click here to learn more, call 0203 397 3308 or email          




ISPA plays its part on Safer Internet Day

The 2014 Safer Internet Day was another huge success, with more events and people taking part than ever. ISPA were represented on BBC Radio 1, with several members active across the country. You can find out more about what we did and find a list of useful resources on our press release here.




Broadband Connection Voucher Moves to Full Rollout

ISPA took part in a Webinar to answer questions on the Connection Vouchers scheme, which sees government grants (up to £3000) for SMEs to install superfast broadband. After a successful trial in 5 cities, the scheme is being rolled out across all 22 cities in the 'super-connected cities' programme.

In addition to working with various councils to help ISPs understand and register as suppliers for the scheme, ISPA took part in a BDUK webinar, and many thanks to Kate Rennicks from Metronet UK who represented ISPA.

A large number of ISPA members have signed up as suppliers, and we will work further with government to promote the scheme. 




ISPA Members Spring Dinner

 ISPA is holding a spring dinner for members on the evening of 3rd April at Tapster in Westminster. The dinner is for members only, and quick booking is recommended as spaces are limited.

You can book your space here and an invite will be sent to members this week.




ISPA Consumer Workshop Announced

ISPA is also running a Consumer Workshop on 3rd April, focusing on the issues around consumer regulation. This is open purely to members and we have confirmed speakers from Ofcom and CISAS.

Members should keep an eye out for the formal agenda and invite which will go out in the next few days.





ISPA members get free and discounted places at a variety of external conferences and events.

Please click here to see the calendar of events.