Allen, you can give Jordan Gross a ring or email firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.ultraspeed.co.uk http://www.ubbnetwork.com
An another UK provider dedicatedserver.co.uk and dedicated-servers.co.uk hosted in the UK and not abroad.
Allan, it's personal taste I have always used US ISP's and never have had any problems regarding "the hops" don't look blindly how many hops your server is. UltraSpeed is compared to the UK ISP's a decent contender, don't just look at the price itself give Jordan a ring he is based in London and I am sure he can be flexible to offer you a solution better than what you have found on their webpage.
No, I am not hosted with them and receive no credit. Good hosts don't come cheap i.e vservers.com have a high pricetag on their virtual accounts but whooo years in front of their UK cousines. Oh..well that is just me got this paranoia for UK ISP's and at some stage I was planning to run a similar service like F9's because I was tired of all these useless/incompetence services that floated around couple of years back.
Or I could host you myself
but then again the server is in the US.
If you would like some options or advise in good providers UK/US please feel free to email me email@example.com Finding a good host can sometimes be a nightmare and one's good comment can be useless for an another. One's good experience may be different for an another... and so on