UK2 is Ten Years Old!

October 10th, 2008 by

Happy Birthday to us! Happy Birthday to us!

Yes today, the 10th of the 10th, is the day that we are celebrating UK2.net being ten years old!

UK2.net was formed a decade ago back in 1998, so we can truly say we have years of experience in the hosting industry! And we are still going strong!

To celebrate we have a small staff party planned for this afternoon, but most importantly from today we will be having some brilliant offers and giveaways for customers.

To kick off we are offering 10% of all purchases today, Saturday and Sunday, and then next week we have a special domain name offer lined up. We’ll be having a new offer each week for ten weeks, so keep coming back to this blog to find out all the details!

So as today is a fun day, let’s have some fun stuff!

Let’s face it – when a company has been around for such a long time there are inevitably a few unbelievable stories, a raft of useless facts and information, and some embarrassing “did we really do that” moments! Here are few gems that you probably didn’t know about UK2.

1. The average age of a current UK2 employee is 28

2. We have a very special clock to tell the time with, made out of UK2 branded fuzzy bugs!

3. The first servers we sold were RAQ3’s. Look at these beauties

4. The best excuse for not coming into work was “I was in a convertible yesterday and I can’t get my hair to go right”! Fortunately that only happened once in ten years!

5. James from IT had his interview to join UK2.net in a Lamborghini, and also his PC caught fire in work one day. Bless him he works really hard!

6. Our website once looked like this! (Err you can’t buy from here any more by the way)

7. Our registered office is in One Canada Square, which is known as the Canary Wharf Tower and is the tallest building in the UK. But all the hard work is actually done a few miles away in our office in Brick Lane!

8. Marketing love “The Muppet Show” and a recent poll of UK2 staff proved that “Animal” is the most popular muppet

9. Paul is the most common employees name. We have a Paul De’Ath and Paul Joslin right now, and used to have Paul Morris, Paul Lindsay and Paul Davies.

10. We really are a global company with current staff coming from loads of different countries, including – deep breath – Wales, Denmark, South Africa, England, Bangladesh, Poland, Nigeria, The Azores, Gibraltar, Ghana, Qatar, Zimbabwe …. and err Krypton

That’s it for now! Off to have some fab UK2 birthday cake …

Bye Nicola x

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7 Comments

David Precious
# 10th October, 2008

Happy birthday UK2 indeed 🙂

Kiran13xtreme
# 10th October, 2008

hummmmm. the cake looks good…. Give us some freebies like 2 years worth of all paid hosting or 1 years own sever!! One more thing! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 🙂

Jason
# 10th October, 2008

Happy Birthday Guys!!!
Funny enough, October 10th is my birthday too. So lets eat cake and celebrate.

Best Wishes,

Jason.

Jez
# 11th October, 2008

Happy birthday to y’all, keep up the great service for the next decade.

I think I’ve been with you, for some of my sites, since about 2001 so I’ve got a little over 2 years to go before I celebrate my decade with UK2.net 🙂

Cheers guys and gals, party away – you deserve it.

Neil
# 21st October, 2008

Happy Birthday UK2!

10 years makes you an oldie in this business… Cheers for another decade with great hosting!

Batzaya
# 26th September, 2009

Hello I love MIDPHASE and UK2 GROUP

Rara
# 4th January, 2010

Happy Birthday UK2. Thank you.

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