National award for Mablethorpe Technology Hub

Award win for Mablethorpe Techology Hub. Pictured is Coun Colin Davie, Nicola Radford and Richard Williamson. EMN-141125-113113001

Award win for Mablethorpe Techology Hub. Pictured is Coun Colin Davie, Nicola Radford and Richard Williamson. EMN-141125-113113001

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Mablethorpe’s Technology Hub, set up to give businesses access to state-of-the-art digital technology, have won a national award.

The hub, along with others in Louth, Horncastle, Lincoln and Boston, beat off stiff competition from three other finalists to win the Digital Education and Expertise Award at the prestigious Next Generation Digital Challenge Awards 2014.

Coun Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development at Lincolnshire County Council, said it’s an amazing achievement: “I am delighted for everyone who has been involved in setting up the hubs and contributed to their success. This award is a tribute to all their hard work and commitment to helping Lincolnshire business not only survive but thrive.

“After all this is what the hubs are all about: helping businesses stay up to date with the latest advances in technology so they can compete on a level playing field in a global market place.”

The hubs are home to a range of digital technology including 3D printers, laser cutters, scanners, Go Pro cameras and Oculus Rift virtual reality glasses.

All of the equipment can be borrowed or used for free by eligible businesses.