The hard work of a lady who set up a broadband provider of her own in order to supply services to a remote Lincolnshire village has been recognised.
Helen Anderson was one of the founding members of South Witham Broadband, a company which was created to provide a wireless broadband service for South Witham when larger firms refused to invest.
She received the Individual Hero award at the UK Catalyst Awards, approved by the government.
Her company now provides ADSL lines throughout the country, with an emphasis on rural communities.
"We're proud to offer a price competitive, unique service, which relates to customers as individuals, something the big providers would find impossible to match," Ms Anderson told the Grantham Times.
The firm has now begun mentoring other communities who are seeking to set up their own broadband networks.