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UKFast is Building Online Britain

26 May 2010 by Lady Penelope

UKFast has been a pioneer of online growth and innovation since its inception ten years ago. Our primary focus is to help our customers accelerate their online business, because if our customers grow, so do we.

New research by website optimisation software firm Aptimize has shown that websites of even the top UK brands are lagging behind their US counterparts in terms of speed. With Google’s recent announcement that speed will be a factor in the ranking algorithm this is a worrying statistic.  As well, web users are now spending more time on social networks than before, which means online businesses and ecommerce sites are losing out on their precious surfing hours.  At a time when the UK economy needs a kick-start not a slow-down we should be responding to these failings.

This week marks the official launch of Building Online Britain at UKFast.

Building Online Britain is a project run by UKFast which aims to help UK businesses achieve more from their websites through speed and innovation.  UKFast has made a £1million pound Growth Through Innovation (GTI) fund available for website owners to increase the speed of their website in order to compete more effectively in the marketplace.  We hope that through this fund thousands of UK businesses will accelerate their success online.

Access your £1000 website acceleration fund here.

UKFast will be partnering with other organisations to research and promote a better online environment for UK businesses, focussing on aspects such as speed, security, service and innovation.  If you would like to get involved please contact the campaign team on