A BUSINESS blogger has scooped a National UK Blog Award, after judges called his content inspirational and useful.

Greg Dillon, from Ealing, won the inaugural PR, Media and Communications Individual Award for his blog Strat-Talking.

The awards, dubbed the Oscars of the blogging world, took place at St Paul’s and had a panel of judges that included the original Stig, Perry McCarthy.

Gemma Pears, the event’s founder, said: “We hope that winning the award will provide Greg a platform on which to continue to build a successful career in the world of digital media.”

More than 1,000 blogs were nominated and 16,000 public votes cast.

Strat-talking is a site for consultants, freelancers and small business owners, with tips, analysis and guest posts.

Blogging is becoming an increasingly popular hobby, with 30% more bloggers active now than in 2010.

Visit Strat-talking at: www.strat-talking.com/