Melbourne logo Prolific North is delighted to announce that Melbourne Server Hosting, one of the North’s best known tech companies, has agreed to be the headline partner of both the Prolific North Awards on Thursday 16 May and the Prolific North Marketing Awards on Wednesday 3 July.

Melbourne Server Hosting works with a large number of clients in the creative, digital, marketing and media sectors across the North, keeping them online 24/7 from its own data centres on the Manchester Technopark.

The company hosts over 600 companies, from major retail brands including JJB Sports to the satirical website The Daily Mash.

Melbourne, which was founded 12 years ago by Daniel Keighron-Foster, was acquired last August by the aim-listed hosting and cloud computing company Iomart based in Glasgow.

Rajesh Joshi

Rajesh Joshi

Rajesh Joshi, brand manager for Melbourne Server Hosting, said: “The Prolific North Awards will be a fantastic celebration of the innovative and creative people who are fast putting companies from across the North at the forefront of the new digital Britain and we’re proud for Melbourne to be associated with them.”

The Prolific North Awards take place at Lancashire County Cricket Club on Thursday 16 May. The Awards evening will be co-presented by Jim Hancock and the BBC’s new evening news presenter Beccy Meehan with the legendary Clint Boon taking charge of the music once the ceremony is over.

There are 18 categories available to enter spanning content, creative, digital, media and marketing. For the list of categories click here.

For more information about the awards, the judges and the criteria, click here.

The submission deadline for entering the awards is Friday 22 March.