With 25 years in business, Lawrence has run a number of businesses, UKFast and its people have become his passion. Here are ten fast facts on Lawrence's background to help you get to know our CEO.
Lawrence Jones was awarded an MBE in the 2015 New Year's Honours List for Services to the Digital Economy, a momentous occasion for a proud Brit.
Lawrence grew up in Denbigh, North Wales, developing his entrepreneurial spirit and a love of rugby at Ruthin Boarding School.
He sold his corporate entertainment business, the Music Design Company, to Granada in 1997.
Lawrence established UKFast because he was so disappointed with the hosting when he tried to set up a new online gallery in 1999.
In 2001, Lawrence had a near-death experience in an Alpine avalanche making him more determined than ever to achieve as much as possible in his lifetime.
Lawrence has guided us to more internet hosting awards with UK ISPA than any other hosting company, including four consecutive years as the UK's Best Hosting Provider. He has also won 3 individual awards as an entrepreneur and director.
Keen to contribute to the community that has welcomed him, Lawrence has sat on boards for Manchester Digital and the GM Chamber of Commerce and is currently on the board of directors for Manchester Camerata.
As a small business, Lawrence negotiated a technical sponsorship for UKFast with the Sale Sharks Premiership Rugby Club. The relationship continued for ten years with us holding the main sponsor position for two years until 2011, now we are back with them from 2017 onwards.
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