SUSSEX: Two Weeks Until Inaugural SDAs

The first ever Sussex Digital Awards is just two weeks away.

In a fortnight’s time winners of Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards across 13 categories will be crowned at Pelham House, in Lewes.

Following a huge number of entries into SDA classifications including “Use of Social Media for Business”, “Mobile App” and the flagship “Website”, judges have made their decisions and winners are set to be announced to a sell-out crowd.

On the night finalists will be encouraged to share on social channels as events until using the hashtag #SDA17.

The event is supported by Sussex Chamber of Commerce, Sussex Council of Training Providers and will be covered by the Sussex Business Times.

Former BBC presenter, Robin Bailey, who is hosting the event said: “Preparations are going extremely well for what promises to be a fantastic evening of celebration for some of the most progressive businesses in Sussex.

“Be prepared for plenty of Twitter action and warm up those vocal chords, it’s going to be one big big night.”

The Sussex Digital Awards takes place on April 13, starting with a drinks reception at 7pm.

The event is also supported by Clare Reeves Voiceovers, Noise PR and


ESSEX: EDA17 Finalists Announced

The finalists of the Essex Digital Awards 2017 have been announced, following a record-breaking number of entries.

Entrants across 14 categories will now compete for the Gold, Silver and Bronze accolades at the Presentation Evening on May 18.

For the first time at the EDAs there will also be a “People’s Choice” award, where finalists across all website categories will go head-to-head in a public vote.

Further details of the People’s Choice Award will be announced on March 31, when voting for that will open.

Winners across all other categories will be chosen by an independent judging panel.

The EDA17 Presentation Evening will take place at Boreham House and tickets are expected to be snapped up quickly following last year’s sell-out event.

The event will include a complimentary welcome drink, two-course meal, 1/3 bottle of wine per person, live entertainment and the ceremony.

It will be hosted by former BBC broadcaster Robin Bailey.

To book tickets click here

The Essex Digital Awards 2017 is sponsored and supported by Nimbus Hosting, Freelance SEO Essex, Heart Essex, Essex Chamber of Commerce, Essex Employment & Skills Board, Superfast Essex, Department For International Trade, Essex Chronicle, Brentwood Borough Council, Basildon Council, Rochford District Council, Maldon District Council, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. Clare Reeves Voiceovers, Noise PR and Capricorn Media.

Essex Digital Awards 2017 – The Finalists

BLOG: BUSINESS in association with Freelance SEO Essex
Changing Course by Spinnaker Global
Creative Quills
Darkworld Gaming
Fireplace Products
Keep It Mum
Local Business Domination

All Things Spliced
Carousel Diary
Club Forty
Crafty Arts
Dreamwave Events
Greedy Gourmet
Project: Wanderlust by Langley Media

Dagenham Sunday Market by Chris Woodman Designs
Landmark Place by Pelican Media
Maths Test by Andrew Suttle
My Eye Spy by Morris Projects
Plume Maldon’s Community Academy

ONLINE RETAILER in association with Superfast Essex
Colchester Events Company by Colchester Borough Council
Fireplace Products
Love Pleasure
Premier Print & Promotions
Roof Lantern Solutions by Essex Web Design Studio
So Gorgeous Beauty
Yumchaa by Graphic Evidence

Creative Quills
Felsted School by School Website
Invest Southend on Sea
Next Chapter Homes
Utilize by MC+Co Marketing
Zentura by Graphic Evidence

Amateur Photographer by Prime Creative
Chelmsford City Racecourse
Essex Baby
Secret Hamper
The Good Vet & Pet Guide
The Social Geeks
Wedding Day Angel

Harry Flashmans Tattoo Parlour by aQ2
KPMG by Main Media
Ozone by Main Media
Polar Creative
Shout Design
The Robin Cancer Trust
WeBelieve Media

WEBSITE in association with Nimbus Hosting
Colchester + Ipswich Museums by Colchester Borough Council
Felsted School by School Website
Finest Bed Linen by Website Design
Lumen Archaeology
Marriage’s Flour

WEBSITE: B2B in association of Essex Chamber of Commerce
Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP
Haul In One
Inntel by Valiant Design
Lucentum by Bright Lights Creative
Miru 3D
Oakpark Security

Colchester + Ipswich Museums by Colchester Borough Council
Essex Baby
Katie Murphy Permanent Makeup by Digital Reflow
Lumen Archaeology
Marriage’s Flour
Miss Woo by Ryde Digital
The Green Apron

Bright Lights Creative
Brown Owl Creative
Photographer Liam Gillan
Polar Creative
Resourceful Marketing by Blue Serif
Sony Freelance and Corporate Video Production by Blue Serif

Coggeshall Montessori by Skyblue Creations
Felsted School by School Website
Seymour House Day Nursery by Twist Interactive Design
Sir Charles Kao
The Linnean Society of London by Enovate Design
The SEAX Trust by Twist Interactive Design
The Worrinots

WEBSITE: SMALL BUSINESS in association with Essex Employment & Skills Board
A Box by Twist Interactive Design
Bright Lights Creative
GreenSpur Renewables by Ryde Digital
Miru 3D
The Conneely Group by Brown Owl Creative
The Green Apron
The Lampshade Company

Branded Teamwear by Skyblue Creations
Chelmsford City Racecourse
Colchester Leisure World by Colchester Borough Council
Gym Fit Clacton by Switched On Marketing
Horsemat by Skyblue Creations
JP Tackle by Twist Interactive Design
Wass’s Fishing Tackle by Studio Link 11

Compleat Caterers by Skyblue Creations
Love Southend
Lunch Colchester
Orsett Hall Hotel, Restaurant & Spa
Rossi Ice Cream by Revive Digital Media
Visit Essex
Wild Essex

KENT: Cripps Unveiled as Headline Sponsor of KDA17

Award-winning law firm Cripps has agreed a deal to become Headline Sponsor of Kent Digital Awards 2017.

The top-tier Legal 500 firm, which has offices in Tunbridge Wells, Kings Hill and London, will present the flagship “Website” award at KDA17.

It is the first time Cripps has been involved with the KDAs and marks their ongoing commitment to supporting Kent’s business community and the digital arena.

In the past year Cripps itself has won a raft of accolades at industry events including the City Wealth Future Leaders Awards 2016, Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Awards 2016 and South East Dealmakers Awards 2017.

Cripps has also been awarded “Top Ranking” by Chambers and Partners UK, a comprehensive annual guide to the legal profession.

As a key regional law firm, Cripps has a team of around 350 and offers a rare combination of expertise across both personal and commercial law. This includes advising on matters such as, employment law, commercial contracts and dispute resolution, debt recovery, insolvency claims, corporate transactions and restructuring, legal advice for directors, IT, IP, partnerships and professional practices, wills and probate planning, family law and commercial and residential property.

Its full range of services is listed on alongside blogs, a news feed and resources for understanding the law and developments relating to Brexit.

As well as its well resourced website, Cripps offers regular information, insight and links on Twitter through @CrippsLaw

The firm is a great supporter of the Kent community and is a member of the West Kent Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses.

In 2016, Cripps raised £16,000 for its chosen charity of the year, Alzheimer’s Society and in 2017 is supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust.

As Headline Sponsor of KDA17, Cripps will take a prominent position at the Presentation Evening on June 1 at Ashford International Hotel.

Pete Kenyon, partner and head of the firm’s advertising, technology and media sector group, explained why Cripps chose to get involved with the third annual Kent Digital Awards.

“Digital is an essential part of business strategy from new customer acquisition to driving loyalty and continuously improving the customer experience.

“At Cripps we work with clients to achieve their business (or personal) goals and understand how deeply important digital channels are for them.

“We’re excited to support the Kent Digital Awards and encourage companies across the county to enter so they can be recognised and rewarded for their creative and progressive thinking.

“This is a great way to help raise their profile and to showcase how digital media can be used as a way of driving a business forward.”

Robin Bailey Chairman of the KDA Judging panel said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Cripps as Headline Sponsor of the Kent Digital Awards 2017.

“Cripps is a very successful law firm which is highly respected across Kent and further afield.

“Through the Kent Digital Awards, Cripps will be able to build upon their strong relationships with the Kent business community and align themselves with the Digital Awards brand, which stands for progression, collaboration and best practice.”

In a refreshingly distinctive way Cripps describes how it works with clients in a simple booklet which can be accessed here

As Pete says “At Cripps we’re focused on delivering the human face of law whether it’s through our website, on social media, via emails or in person. We’re people first and lawyers second and that’s why so many of our clients come back to us year after year.”

SURREY: SDA17 Winners Revealed

THE online achievements of businesses, charities and schools across Surrey have been celebrated at the third annual Digital Awards.

Honours across 15 categories including “Website”, “Blog”, “Mobile App” and “Use of Social Media for Business” were presented to progressive organisations at the HG Wells Conference and Events Centre in Woking, on March 9.

Hosting SDA17 was former BBC presenter Robin Bailey who handed Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes to a host of worthy winners.

Special guests included Mark Pearson, from Headline Sponsor, Surrey County Council, Cllr Saj Hussain from Woking Works, Louise Punter from Surrey Chambers of Commerce, Steve Coburn of projectfive and Neil Langston of Nero Blanco, all of whom presented awards.

The Surrey Digital Awards was set up in 2015 solely to showcase online work from across the county.

Leading the way on stage with double gold were Farnham-based design agency and IT firm Ansell & Clarke who picked up the top prize in “Online Retailer” and “Website: Small Business” for their work on behalf of designer swimwear retailer Coco Bay.

Clinching gold in the flagship “Website” classification was Dorking vineyard and venue Denbies Wine Estate.

TG Media Group, in Guildford, landed on top of the podium in “Use of Social Media for Business” for their Guide To Surrey digital accounts.

Father and online writer, John Adams, won gold in the “Blog” category for and the top “Mobile App” gong went to Forfeit Football by Sonin App Development, based in Reigate.

The independent SDA judges chose Guildford designer and app developer Kyan as the gold winner in “Responsive Website” and Content Creatures for their Happy Socks project in the “Use of Video for Business”.

Shippo by WATB Creative, in Nutfield, came out on top in the “Website: B2B” area and Somlo by Plug and Play in “Website: Lifestyle & Culture”.

Posy Brewer – The VoiceOver Voice took the plaudits in “Website: Marketing and Creative” and Lumen Learning Trust Academy in “Website: School, Education or Charity”.

Also winning gold awards were Anthony Philipson by Thunderbolt Digital, in Farnham, for “Website: Sports and Entertainment” and Dorking web designer OH Creative for Spanish catering firm Paella Fella.

For the first time in Digital Awards history, a People’s Choice Award – voted by the public for finalists in all website categories – was won by disabled children’s charity Challengers.

The “Spirit of Surrey” award, which is given to one organisation chosen for “attracting significantly positive exposure and investment into the county” was presented to the 5G Innovation Centre, University of Surrey, which is the world’s leading research centre for next generation mobile and wireless connectivity.

The Surrey Digital Awards 2017 was sponsored and supported by Surrey County Council Woking Works Surrey Chambers of Commerce projectfive Nero Blanco Natwest Something Big Arcom IT Hamlyns Clare Reeves Voiceovers Tandridge District Council Surrey Mirror Capricorn Media

Surrey Digital Awards 2017 – The Winners

Blog – In association with Woking Works

SILVER – Enjoy the Adventure
BRONZE – Expert Home Tips by Veneficus

Mobile App

GOLD – Forfeit Football by Sonin App Development
SILVER – SaidSo Wealth Dashboard for Chapters Financial by Kyan
BRONZE – Perchang

Online Retailer

GOLD – Coco Bay by Ansell & Clarke
SILVER – Deco Baby
BRONZE – Pomegranate Living

Responsive Website

GOLD – Kyan
SILVER – Chaddesley Sanford
BRONZE – Anthony Philipson by Thunderbolt Digital

Use of Social Media for Business – in association Surrey Mirror

GOLD – The Guide 2 Surrey by TG Media Group
SILVER – Nicky Kriel Social Media Coach, Trainer and Consultant
BRONZE – Guildford Business Hub

Use of Video for Business

GOLD – Happy Socks by Content Creatures
SILVER – Counselling Directory by Memiah
BRONZE – Baggage Solutions by Drum Studios

Website – in associate with Surrey County Council

GOLD – Denbies Wine Estate
SILVER- Knights Property by go6 Media
BRONZE – WS Planning & Architecture

Website: B2B – in association with projectfive

GOLD – Shippo by WATB Creative
SILVER – Updata Infrastructure by NXT Digital Solutions
BRONZE – The FSE Group by Ansell & Clarke

Website: Lifestyle & Culture

GOLD – Somlo by Plug and Play
SILVER – Red Hot Yoga
BRONZE – Brooklands Museum

Website: Marketing & Creative

GOLD – Posy Brewer – The VoiceOver Voice
SILVER – Faze One Media
BRONZE – WATB Creative

Website: School, Education or Charity

GOLD – Lumen Learning Trust Academy
SILVER – Step by Step
BRONZE – Redwing by Kyan

Website: Small Business – in association with Nero Blanco

GOLD – Coco Bay by Ansell & Clarke
SILVER – Your Art 2 Canvas
BRONZE – La Residence Interiors

Website: Sports & Entertainment

GOLD – Anthony Philipson by Thunderbolt Digital
SILVER – The Jockey Club Live by Plug and Play
BRONZE – Film My Show by The Big Yellow Feet Production Company

Website: Tourism & Hospitality

GOLD – Paella Fella by OH Creative
SILVER – Denbies Wine Estate
BRONZE- Foxhills Club & Resort

People’s Choice Award

GOLD – Challengers

Spirit of Surrey Award – in association with Surrey Chambers of Commerce

GOLD – 5G Innovation Centre, University of Surrey

SURREY: Nero Blanco Sponsors SDAs For Second Year

A firm that specialises in helping companies improve their email communications has signed up to sponsor the Surrey Digital Awards for the second year running.

Nero Blanco – based in Banstead – will sponsor the “Website: Small Business” category and present the awards at HG Wells Conference and Events Centre, Woking, on March 9.

Nero Blanco has provided IT expertise to many organisations including JP Morgan Chase, Birmingham City Council and HSBC.

Its core services include helping companies migrate or roll-out new software programs including Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Azure, Active Directory and Lotus Notes.

As well as supporting the SDAs, Nero Blanco also gave its backing to the Kent Digital Awards last year and the Digital Awards Champions in February.

Conrad Murray, Senior Messaging Architect at Nero Blanco, said: “We are very pleased to be supporting the Surrey Digital Awards once again and look forward to meeting the finalists at the event.

“Surrey is a very progressive county with a thriving businesses community and we are proud to play our part in supporting it and in celebrating the many success stories that are part of the Digital Awards.”

The SDA17 Presentation Evening will be the biggest event yet and will see presentation of the People’s Choice Award for websites for the first time.

Mr Murray added “Digital is at the heart of our business as we are here to support companies in launching, migrating and successfully managing their email communications systems.”

The Nero Blanco team boasts a combined total of more than 50 years’ experience amongst them in the messaging arena.

The Surrey Digital Awards is the first and only scheme exclusively to recognise the online achievements of businesses, schools an charities from across the county.

Robin Bailey, Chairman of the independent SDA Judging panel revealed he is “delighted” to welcome back Nero Blanco for the second year.

He said: “Nero Blanco work with companies to migrate or roll-out new software programs including Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Azure, Active Directory and Lotus Notes and they are masters of their field.

“To have them back at the Surrey Digital Awards is wonderful news and just another indication of the growing success of the Awards in this great county.”

To find out more about Nero Blanco and their services click here or call 0330 088 9630 or email [email protected]

HERTFORDSHIRE: HDA17 Launched With Nimbus And Entry Is Now Open

Entry for the Hertfordshire Digital Awards 2017 is now open.

The third HDAs is set to be the biggest yet, following the sold-out event in September.

Nimbus Hosting returns as Headline Sponsor of the scheme, which was set-up in 2015 to celebrate the online achievements of businesses, charities and schools from across the county.

Also backing the HDAs once again are the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce, Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, the UK Government’s Department For International Trade, Hertfordshire Mercury and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council.

The Awards is open to businesses from every industry sector and digital agencies are allowed to enter work for clients, even is the client is based outside of the county.

There are 15 categories to enter including Website, Use of Social Media for Business, Mobile App, Use of Video for Business and Blog.

Nimbus Hosting – which will present the Website award at the Presentation Evening – is a dynamic IT firm which specialises in offering web hosting services to the digital agencies and commerce sites.

It supports clients across the UK from its headquarters in Hertford and one of the company’s missions is to allow digital professionals to focus on core projects rather than dealing with “hosting headaches” and the, often, complex details of IT.

Robin Bailey, Chairman of the independent HDA Judging Panel, said: “We are delighted to welcome Nimbus Hosting, a highly credible and very success Hertfordshire firm and big friend of the Awards back to the HDAs.

“And we are equally excited to open entry for the HDAs once again.

“We received hundreds of high quality entries in 2016 and we cannot wait to share and celebrate the best in what Hertfordshire has to offer on digital platforms.”

The HDA17 Presentation Evening will take place at Knebworth House on September 21, 2017.

To enter the Hertfordshire Digital Awards for free click

For more information about Nimbus Hosting click

ESSEX: Superfast Essex Backs EDAs For Third Year

Superfast Essex, Essex County Council’s broadband improvement programme, is pleased to be sponsoring the Essex Digital Awards for the third year whilst continuing to extend faster broadband to over 120,000 premises in the county by 2019.

The Superfast Essex programme is to sponsor the “Online Retailer” category with the winners of all 16 categories being presented with their awards at the EDA17 Presentation Evening at Boreham House, Chelmsford, on May 18.

Superfast broadband is benefitting homes and businesses across the county and transforming the way Essex businesses operate, from enabling global enterprise to reducing costs and increasing efficiency with cloud-based services.

Superfast Essex is part of the Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme to increase superfast broadband connectivity across the UK, led by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

The programme is delivering improved broadband in phases.

Phase 1 was completed three months ahead of schedule in June 2016 and saw 65,000 premises provided with access to better connectivity.

Phase 2 is currently being rolled out and so far the total number of homes and businesses able to achieve internet speeds of 24Mbps and above is 73,000.

The programme is aiming for 120,000 Essex premises to be connected to superfast broadband through their current plans with an additional Phase 3 being planned to extend broadband coverage even further.

More information about where the next phase of work will be rolled out will be announced in Spring/Summer 2017.

David Wilde, Essex County Council’s Executive Director for Place Operations and Chief Information Officer, who is also on the judging panel for EDA17, said: “The benefits of faster broadband shouldn’t be reserved for only large businesses.

“The Superfast Essex programme aims to bring improved connectivity to businesses of all sizes around Essex, helping them to make positive advancements and changes to the running of their business.

“Teaming up with the Essex Digital Awards is a natural choice for the programme and I look forward to finding out more about the nominated businesses in each category this year.”

Robin Bailey, Chairman of the Judging Panel at the Essex Digital Awards, said: “A fast broadband connection is vital to the tens of thousands of businesses based in Essex and we are delighted to be working, once again, with Superfast Essex who are rolling our broadband across the county.

“Superfast Essex is a brilliant and essential project and we are proud to be involved with it.”

In addition to providing information and tools associated with the programme rollout, the Superfast Essex website also hosts an online toolkit to help small businesses improve their digital know-how.

The Digital Toolkit contains a series of business blogs, vlogs and webinars on a range of topics including increasing online sales, attracting new customers, social media, blogging and the importance of cloud-based systems.

It also includes a Digital Health Check, to identify any areas where businesses can improve their digital expertise, and a ‘Fast Tips’ download which provides information and advice around a range of digital developments, such as cloud-based Services, Search Engine Optimisation and Social Media Marketing.

To view the Digital Toolkit and for more information on business broadband, including a short film with David Bell, Essex Chair of The Federation of Small Businesses, and Essex County Councillor Kevin Bentley, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Infrastructure and Partnerships, on broadband improvements in Essex, visit

 Find out the latest broadband rollout information for your area at Anyone not covered by the Superfast Essex programme can check if they are eligible for inclusion in Phase 3 at and can register their demand for superfast broadband by completing the Make the Connection Survey at

SUSSEX: SDA17 Finalists Announced

The finalists of the inaugural Sussex Digital Awards have been announced and tickets for the Presentation Evening are now available.

The remaining contenders in each of the categories are now in with a chance of claiming Gold, Silver and Bronze awards at the SDA dinner ceremony on April 13 at Pelham House, Lewes.

The Sussex Digital Awards was launched in 2016 to celebrate the online achievements of businesses, charities and schools from across Brighton, East Sussex and West Sussex.

It follows successful sister schemes in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Milton Keynes and Surrey.

Tickets are on sale now and the finalists will compete across 13 categories including “Blog”, “Use of Social Media for Business” and the flagship “Website” classification.

Presenting awards at the Presentation Evening will be SDA Key Supporter Sussex Chamber of Commerce and Sussex Business Times.

The event is also supported by Sussex Council of Training Providers, Clare Reeves Voiceovers and Capricorn Media.

Robin Bailey, Chairman of the independent SDA Judging Panel, believes the night will be an “historic moment” in Sussex’s history.

He said: “Our experience of hosting Digital Awards in six other counties across the south-east tells us to expect a fantastic evening of networking, celebration and best practice sharing.

“We are extremely excited by the quality and quantity of entries received at the SDAs and April 13 will be extremely competitive.

“We urge all people who are serious about using digital platforms to progress their business or organisation to attend this event.

“It’ll be a night to remember.”

The Sussex Digital Awards 2017 Presentation Evening will include an arrival drink, two-course meal and a complimentary third of a bottle of wine person.

The event will be hosted by Mr Bailey, a former BBC presenter, and it will also feature live entertainment.

Tickets are priced at £62.50 + VAT with a special 10% discount on tables for ten. Tickets can be ordered here

The SDAs is the only scheme within the county dedicated to selling the online achievements of businesses, schools and charities.


Sussex Digital Awards 2017 – The Finalists

Advantage Air Systems
Consortium Business Solutions
Denyse Whillier
Diary of the Dad
Glide Training
Muddy Stilettos Sussex

Country Eye by Kent Police
Curing Perfect by Carousel
M-Tickets by Brighton & Hove Buses and Metrobus
MyTeamSafe by Hillingar

Campania Food and Wine by Magnify Creative
Cowdray Estate by 247 Creative
Lab TV by Tomango
Protectfully by The Marketing Boutique
The Cookshelf by Superlative Design
Vinscovery by Nik Hannay Ltd & Ollie Hyde

4D Data Centres
5and3: Integrated Communication Solutions
Concept Tag by Tomango
Condé Nast Johansens by Pragmatic
Focus Digital Media
I Am Team GB by Pragmatic
Turner & Hoskins by Magnify Creative

Arundel Castle by Midnight Communications
Barfoots by Kitch Media
Business East Sussex
Cowdray Park Polo Club by Kitch Media
Plumpton Racecourse
Sofitel London Gatwick by Arora Group
The Disabilities Trust

Autism Parent Empower by Royalty Three
BRITA Vivreau by Midnight Communications
Egg Media
Metro Cars by Royalty Three
Play Unified by Midnight Communications
RMV Productions

5and3: Integrated Communication Solutions
Internet Matters by Pragmatic
Jeremy Paxman by Bozboz
Love Local Jobs
Pier Recruitment by Focus Digital Media
Root 1066 by ifour
Rowland Gorringe Estate Agents by Focus Digital Media

4D Data Centres
Alandale Plant and Scaffolding by Siric Communications
Infigo Software
Lambert Property Consultants by Focus Digital Media
Ticketmedia by Made By Spoken
Xpera by Focus Digital Media

Curing Perfect by Carousel
Hester Grant Design by Studio Polpetto
Middle Farm by Design M
SixtySix Productions by ifour
The Cookshelf by Superlative Design
Woman Alive by CPO

5and3: Integrated Communication Solutions
Consortium Business Solutions
Focus Digital Media
Jeremy Paxman by Bozboz
Made By Spoken
RMV Productions
Superlative Design

Headway West Sussex by Shake It Up Creative
Internet Matters by Pragmatic
Lapin Logic
Rockinghorse Children’s Charity
St. John’s School and College
TeamUp Bexhill by Rother Voluntary Action

Advantage Air Systems
Brighton Digital Women
Coast B&B by Studio Polpetto
Lapin Logic
Matthew Page Photography by Dan Gorham Creative Design
Middle Farm by Design M
Pentagon Plastics

Coast B&B by Studio Polpetto
Condé Nast Johansens by Pragmatic
Cowdray Estate by 247 Creative
Dum Dum Donutterie Brighton
Eatonden Manor Farm by Tomango
Root 1066 by ifour

CHAMPIONS: DAC17 Winners Announced

The public has spoken and the first ever Digital Awards Champions were announced at a reception in London this week.

Winner across 15 categories were unveiled at the BFI Southbank, on February 9.

The Digital Awards Champions – sponsored by FSE Online, Nero Blanco and Nimbus Hosting – was a public-voted contest between all Gold winners from the Digital Awards schemes across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Milton Keynes and Surrey in 2016.

Almost 20,000 people casted votes over six weeks.

Keynote speaker at the event was Jordan J Lloyd, from Dynamichrome and co-author of The Paper Time Machine, who explored the phenominum of historic photographic restoration techniques using digital technology

Host of the event, Robin Bailey, said: “The Digital Awards Champions has showcased so many fantastic examples of the superb digital talent across the region.

“So many great success stories brought together and and many brilliant winners chosen by the people, what an outstanding accolade!”

Digital Awards Champions 2017 – The Winners

Website: School Education or Charity
Demelza Hospice Care for Children (Kent)

Website: Small Business
Bombinate Web Design (Milton Keynes)

Blog: Entertainment
Milton Keynes Kids (Milton Keynes)

Blog: Business
Deep Phat Digital (Hertfordshire)

Website: Sports & Entertainment
1,000 Mile Sportswear by The Creative Clinic (Hertfordshire)

Website: Lifestyle & Culture
Dhaniya Authentic Indian Cooking by Aubergine (Milton Keynes)

Mobile App
Pocket Sergeant (Cambridgeshire)

Responsive Website
Countryside (Essex)

Website: Tourism & Hospitality
Visit Essex (Essex)

Website: Marketing & Creative
TEDx Royal Tunbridge Wells by ifour (Kent)

Website: B2B
Lumina Energy by ifour (Kent)

Use of Social Media for Business
Fluid Studios (Hertfordshire)

Online Retailer
Barker Shoes by Visual Identity Creative (Milton Keynes)

Use of Video for Business
Milton Keynes Museum by Wise Guys (Milton Keynes)

Countryside (Essex)

SURREY: People’s Choice Award Launched At SDA17

The Surrey Digital Awards will present a People’s Choice Award at SDA17 for the first time.

Finalists for the Awards were announced on January 24, across 14 categories, and winners of each will be chosen by a panel of independent judges.

But for the first time in Digital Awards history, a new award will be presented to one of the 2017 finalists, and this time it will be voted for by the public.

Each of the finalists in the following website categories will automatically be entered into the People’s Choice Award and voting is NOW OPEN.

Click here  to open the People’s Choice Award voting page.

“Website: Marketing & Creative”
“Website: Small Business”
“Website: B2B”
“Website: Tourism & Hospitality”
“Website: Sports & Entertainment”
“Website: Lifestyle & Culture”
Responsive Website

The Surrey Digital Awards 2017 Presentation Evening will take place at HG Wells Conference & Events Centre, Woking, on March 9.

Tickets are on sale here 

Voting closes on February 10, 2017 at 5pm.