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192.com wins Best Online Directory for the Sixth Year Running

Monday 5, October 2009

Leading UK innovator smashes its own record at international award ceremony

The UK’s most celebrated online directory smashed its own record on Thursday night at the Annual International 118 Awards by winning Best Online Directory for the sixth consecutive year. The site was also awarded Best Innovation for the cutting-edge features of its people search service.

The Best Online Directory category was the most heavily contested, attracting the most number of entries at the awards ceremony. The Best Innovation Award was the only category voted for by the conference delegates and saw 192.com attract more than double the votes of its nearest competitor.

Alastair Crawford, CEO of 192.com, said of the win, "2009 has been an enormous year for us with the re-launch of our website taking online directories to an entirely new level. This ongoing recognition that we are the leaders in the online directory space demonstrates that our commitment to surpassing customer expectations is worth all the hard work".

Martin Ashfield, Managing Director of 118 Tracker, one of the judges at the awards commented, "Every year it gets harder and harder to judge this category as the services delivered by online directories become increasingly innovative. 192.com was awarded Best Online Directory because of the unmatched breadth and depth of information it searches. I love the fresh design of the new site and it’s great to see 192.com continuing to add new services such as Company Credit Reports". Hosted aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh and now in its sixth year, the 118 directory assistance awards supports brand leaders and innovators that drive the industry forward. It has become the most important event in the directory assistance industry calendar. For more information on the awards visit: http://www.118awards.co.uk

About 192.com
192.com is the UK’s most awarded online directory, helping find people, businesses and places for millions of users every month. The site was first launched in 1997 by Alastair Crawford, founder of UK-Info Disk and Wasabi.com. On 192.com, users can search almost 700 million records including free directory enquiries, local business listings, interactive mapping, aerial photography and property reports. The premium people finding service is #1 in the UK searching Electoral Rolls and Director Reports as well as Directory Enquiries. 192.com also has a wealth of case studies to draw on with thousands of friends and family being reunited through the site every year.

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