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Blacknight announces sponsorship of the 2005 Net Visionary award for Web Designer Excellence.

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Blacknight Solutions is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the 2005 Net Visionary Award ( for Web Designer Excellence.

This sponsorship reinforces their commitment to the development of the Internet in Ireland through its commitment to the Irish Internet Association (IIA) awards.

The IIA ( promotes best practice eBusiness, and codes of conduct for the Internet industry in Ireland.

Commenting on the awards Blacknight Solutions, a Carlow based company, managing director Michele Neylon says "We are very happy to be associated with the awards as they are the only true internet awards in Ireland. Unlike other awards that set barriers to entry the Netvisionaries award excellence and innovation without frontiers."

"The IIA are delighted to welcome Blacknight on board as a sponsor for the

2005 Net Visionary Awards. The IIA is a not for profit organization that relies on sponsorship from organizations to undertake activities, and we thank Blacknight for their sponsorship and ongoing assistance with promoting the IIA nationwide" comments Irene Gahan, Chief Executive Officer, Irish Internet Association.

Over the last seven years the Net Visionary Awards have become the most respected Internet awards, honoring individuals for their contribution to the Irish Internet Industry. Nominated by colleagues, clients, and peers, voted on by industry professionals these awards are truly the most prestigious awards on the Industry calendar.

Last year over 70 individuals were nominated for awards and over 45,000 votes were cast online to select the final winners. Over 350 industry professionals joined with VIP guests at a Black tie Gala dinner in Clontarf Castle in 2004. The winner of the overall Net Visionary Award was Tom Kelly, Managing Director of Netsource. Details of all previous years winners at

Net Visionary Award Winners:

(1999) Liam Ferrie - Irish Emigrant

(2000) Barry McDonagh - Concern/The Good Spider

(2001) Deirdre Veldon -

(2002) Denise Cox - E-search/

(2003) Cormac Callanan -

(2004) Tom Kelly - Netsource

About Blacknight Solutions:

Blacknight Solutions is a 100% Irish owned company specializing in serving the hosting and co-location needs of business, both large and small. The company has a philosophy of providing innovative high quality technical solutions to business. Blacknight are members of the Internet Service Providers Association of Ireland (, and the Irish Internet Association (


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