May 23, 2011 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – Web hosting and cloud services, the UK2 Group
, has announced the appointment of Adrian Chamberlain to its board as a Non-Executive Director.
Founded in 1998, the UK2 Group encompasses significant hosting businesses such as UK2.net, WestHost, midPhase, Virtual Internet and VPS.net. As a group, the business has sold over a million domain names, serves thousands of shared and dedicated hosting customers and operates several multi-million pound data centers in the UK and USA.
Chamberlain previously served as CEO of MessageLabs, the market leader in cloud-based security protection, from February 2006 until its acquisition by Symantec for £400m in November 2008 in one of the most successful trade sales of the year. Following this acquisition he was appointed Senior Vice President of Symantec Hosted Services and a member of the Symantec Operations Board.
The move to appoint Chamberlain follows recent investment in UK2 by LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group and the subsequent appointment of Phil Male, previously Chief Strategy Officer at Cable & Wireless Worldwide and Chief Operating Officer of Thus Group plc, to the position of Executive Chairman.
Chamberlain comments: “I am delighted to have been asked to join the board of UK2 as a Non-Executive Director. The UK2 Group has made extremely impressive progress under the management of Ditlev Bredahl over the past few years, emerging as one of the most dynamic and innovative web hosting companies. I’m very confident this momentum will be maintained under Phil Male’s executive chairmanship and LDC’s ownership.”
About UK2 Group
UK2 Group has been a significant player in the British and European hosting markets since 1998, and is the founder brand of the UK2 Group. UK2 Group provides domain name registration and web hosting services to many global customers through its family of hosting brands - UK2.net, midPhase, WestHost, 10TB.com, AN Hosting, Autica, Resell.biz, US2.net, WingSix, Supreme Support, Dotable and the most recent acquisition, VI.net. The group operates its services out of several state of the art, multi million pound data centres in the UK and US, and are committed to providing reliable, secure and great value products and services underpinned with excellent support.