Voted for by the public and then judged by a panel of industry experts, the .net awards have become a highlight in the geek calendar. I was thrilled to have just been nominated, then ecstatic to make the final 3 – to win, well – it means more to me than any of you could realise.

By nature I’m not a particularly confident person, always second guessing myself and reading too much into things. Having this little confidence booster on my desk will hopefully abolish some of my demons and help me to continue doing great work.

Thank you to everyone who voted and the judges who picked me – it really means a heck of a lot to me.