The Northern eCommerce Awards – (The NECAs) – are delivered by Don’t Panic Events and Prolific North and will celebrate the very best in e-commerce from across the North.

Interest has been high so far for the 23 entry categories, which look to celebrate exceptional websites, platforms, suppliers, in house teams and agencies.

The NECAs will take place on September 21st at The Point, Emirates Old Trafford, and will be the North’s biggest celebration of e-commerce success and talent.

UKFast has agreed a three-year deal to be the headline sponsor of the NECAs.

CEO Lawrence Jones MBE said: “With arguably the largest network of eCommerce clients in the North it makes perfect sense for UKFast to get behind this celebration of Northern British online talent.

“I have said openly that it’s my aim to make Manchester the number one Tech City in the UK in my lifetime and the eCommerce entrepreneurs play a huge part in the success of this quest.

“There is an extraordinary amount of tech talent in the North. We are very proud of this fact and the Northern eCommerce Awards is an annual celebration of this that I am proud to be associated with it.”