CAMBRIDGESHIRE: CDA17 Finalists Announced

The finalists of the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2017 have been unveiled, ahead of an historic finale to the competition.

With the backing of headline sponsor Nimbus Hosting, winners of the CDAs will – for the first time in Digital Awards history – be announced entirely online.

In a break from tradition organisers have decided to crown the winners of Gold, Silver and Bronze Digital Awards in 11 categories via social media, rather than laying on a presentation soiree.

The winners of CDA17 will be chosen by the Digital Awards independent judging panel and revealed via Twitter on November 1.

The CDAs are supported by Department for International Trade, Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership, Connecting Cambridgeshire, South Cambridgeshire District Council, Cambridge Network and Opportunity Peterborough.


BLOG

Charlotte’s Compass by Sookio
LK Social Media
Newt Labs
Sally Morgan-Moore
She’s A Gentry
Sookio
That Marketing Punk

ONLINE RETAILER

AmaElla Ethical Lingerie by Newt Labs
B2b Cards by Webigi Digital Systems
Custom Converse
Maravilo by BAO
The Mobility Aids Centre by Brave Agency
Vaara by BAO

USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS

Ace by Mobas
LK Social Media
Sega’s Football Manager World Cup Final by EventStreaming.tv
Simply Good Food TV by The Food Marketing Expert
St Catharine’s College
Vet Times by Veterinary Business Development
Vindis Motor Group by Mobas

USE OF VIDEO FOR BUSINESS

Charlotte Peters
Domino Printing Sciences Ax-Series Product Launch by Somersault
HeadStart Clinics
L8 Datanet Ltd
Sally Morgan-Moore
Simply Good Food TV
WaveFX

WEBSITE

Birketts LLP by Crafted
CareRooms by BAO
Cofinitive
Minos Creative
The Stradivari Trust by 2idesign
Transversal by Mobas
Vaara by BAO

WEBSITE: B2B

ARC – Cambridge by Cofinitive
Cofinitive
Priden Engineering by Brave Agency
RecruitMint by Brave Agency
St John’s Innovation Park by 2idesign
Transversal by Mobas
Xion Water Solutions by Geek Design

WEBSITE: LIFESTYLE & CULTURE

AmaElla Ethical Lingerie by Newt Labs
HeadStart Clinics
Ruby’s Rambles by Minos Creative
Sally Morgan-Moore
The Stradivari Trust by 2idesign
Vaara by BAO
Walk In Our Shoes by Hello Lovely

WEBSITE: MARKETING & CREATIVE

2idesign
Brave Agency
Cofinitive
FWA
Maravilo by BAO
Minos Creative
NetXtra by Mobas

WEBSITE: SCHOOL, EDUCATION OR CHARITY

Greener Growth by Cofinitive
iMET by The Hideout
Injured Jockeys Fund by Webigi Digital Systems
Jesus College University of Cambridge by Contra Agency
Parkside Federation Academies by 2idesign
Peterborough Association for the Blind by Brave Agency
St Neots Museum by Mobius

WEBSITE: SMALL BUSINESS

2idesign
Active Life by Webigi Digital Systems
Custom Converse
FABPulous by 2idesign
FWA
Krishna Solanki Designs
Ruby’s Rambles by Minos Creative

WEBSITE: SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Active Life by Webigi Digital Systems
Comberton Sports and Arts by Minos Creative
GirlRunningLate
Langley Park Rally School by Minos Creative
Lucy Gossage – Professional Triathlete by 2idesign

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)

Website
Countryside (Essex)

CHAMPIONS: Nimbus Sponsors First Champions Event

Leading IT company, Nimbus Hosting, is to sponsor the inaugural Digital Awards Champions.

The Hertfordshire-based firm – that specialises in offering web-hosting services to digital agencies – will attend the landmark event which takes place at BFI Southbank on February 9.

It is the first time overall Digital Awards winners will be decided from across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Milton Keynes and Surrey combined.

The Champions across each of the categories will be decided by public vote.

It is the third time Nimbus Hosting has backed the Digital Awards after they took Headline Sponsorship of the Hertfordshire Digital Awards 2016 in September and Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016 last month.

Digital Awards host, Robin Bailey, explained the importance of Nimbus’ support.

“Without the backing of highly credible companies like Nimbus, the Digital Awards wouldn’t work.

“We are extremely grateful for their support in 2016 and for the Champions event next year.”

For more information about the services available from Nimbus Hosting, including website hosting, domain registration and security packages click here

To contact Nimbus Hosting call 0208 0909 664 or email [email protected]

CAMBRIDGESHIRE: Sookio Discuss Winning Gold at CDA16

Following the second annual Cambridgeshire Digital Awards on 24 November, we spoke to Sue Keogh, founder of Cambridge-based digital agency Sookio, who won Gold for ‘Website: Marketing & Creative’.

Could you tell us a little about your organisation?
Sookio is a digital agency in central Cambridge specialising in content – things like copywriting, video production, design and social media. We do consultancy and training too, for people who want to improve their communications from within.

What made you get involved in the CDAs?
We do good work, and want to get recognised for it!

What does winning gold at the CDAs mean to your organisation?
We care about our work and we care about our clients, so it’s good to get industry recognition like this.

 

Sookio at Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016

 

Where will you be putting your award?
It’s currently balanced on some books until we find time to put it up next to last year’s silvers! Just busy busy at the moment…

What was your most memorable moment from the CDA presentation evening?
I’m worried about Say Sally May falling off the stage and breaking her leg to be honest.

What’s the best thing about the Cambridgeshire business community?
I’ll sum it up in five adjectives: Supportive, intelligent, fun, cutting edge, driven.

You can find out more about Sookio at their website here.

CAMBRIDGESHIRE: CDA16 Winners Announced

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

Accolades across 15 categories including “Website”, “Mobile App” and “Use of Social Media for Business” were presented to deserving organisations at the Cambridge Belfry, in Cambourne, on November 24.

Compering the event was former BBC broadcaster Robin Bailey who presented Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes to a host of worthy winners.

Special guests included Tim Dunton, from Headline Sponsor, Nimbus Hosting, Noelle Godfrey from Connecting Cambridgeshire, Cllr Ian Bates from Cambridgeshire County Council and Laura Welham-Halstead of Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership, all of whom presented awards.

Steve Bowyer delivered an insightful keynote speech on behalf of Opportunity Peterborough, who backed the Awards for the first time this year.

The Cambridgeshire Digital Awards was set up in 2015 solely to showcase online work.

Leading the way on stage were a pair of winners who both saw double after scooping Gold across two separate categories.

BAO Agency, from St Ives, won Gold in the overall “Website” category and claimed top spot in “Website: Small Business” for their work on behalf of women’s designer fashion retailer The Cult & Classic.

Also claiming double-Gold was Hype Marketing in “Website B2B” and “Responsive Website” celebrating their achievements for Histon accountancy firm Aston Shaw.

Bridges Café, in central Cambridge, scooped the top accolade in the “Use of Social Media for Business” category for the second year running.

“Blog:Business” Gold went to Comberton-based OST Marketing who entered their work for the global animal health company Zoetis.

Across in “Blog: Entertainment” top spot on the podium was taken by lifestyle writer Musings & More and “Online Retailer” Gold was landed by Cambridge Saxophone.

Alzheimer’s Research UK won Gold in the highly competitive “Website: School, Education or Charity” classification and “Use of Video for Business” went to Willingham-based Imagen EVP.

Pocket Sergeant was recognised for its “Mobile App”, adding Gold to their Silver won last year and “Website: Marketing & Creative” saw the independent judging panel pick Sookio for the top place.

Peterborough design agency, Echo Web Solutions won out in “Website: Sports & Entertainment” for Gymkit UK and Cambridge Food Collective by Callia Web won in “Website: Lifestyle & Culture”.

Sponsoring and supporting the event were Nimbus Hosting, Greater Cambridge/Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership, Connecting Cambridgeshire, Cambridge News, Opportunity Peterborough, South Cambridgeshire District Council, Department for International Trade, Clare Reeves Voiceovers and Capricorn Media.

There was also a ‘Spirit of Cambridgeshire’ award which was handed to the Cambridge Folk Festival, celebrating its 51st year of bringing some of the world’s most revered singers and bands to the county.

They were commended for “going above and beyond the call of duty over many years for the betterment and promotion of Cambridgeshire” and more recently for their digital work.

Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016 – The Winners

BLOG: BUSINESS

BRONZE – Aston Shaw by Hype Marketing
SILVER – PEM
GOLD – Zoetis by OST Marketing

WEBSITE: LIFESTYLE & CULTURE

BRONZE – Richard Designs by Chameleon Studios
SILVER – Say Sally May
GOLD – Cambridge Food Collective

WEBSITE: SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

BRONZE – Hereward Sports & Leisure by Echo Web Solutions
SILVER – Bear Grylls Survival Race by Creative Code
GOLD – Gymkit UK by Echo Web Solutions

USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS – In Association with Cambridge News

BRONZE – Hartley’s Jelly by OST Marketing
SILVER – Dream by OST Marketing
GOLD – Bridges Cafe

BLOG: ENTERTAINMENT

BRONZE – Jessica In Your Ear
SILVER – Say Sally May
GOLD – Musings & More

RESPONSIVE WEBSITE

BRONZE – Alpima by Onespacemedia
SILVER – MW Luxury Packaging by Onespacemedia
GOLD – Aston Shaw by Hype Marketing

WEBSITE: SCHOOL, EDUCATION OR CHARITY

BRONZE – East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) by Studio 24 Partnership
SILVER – Headstart Day Nursery by Catfish Web Design
GOLD – Alzheimer’s Research UK

ONLINE RETAILER – In Association with GCGP Enterprise Partnership

BRONZE – Arthur Rank Hospice Charity
SILVER – Barhams & Sons by Webigi Digital Systems
GOLD – Cambridge Saxophone

USE OF VIDEO FOR BUSINESS

BRONZE – Ieso Digital Health by OST Marketing
SILVER – PEM
GOLD – Imagen EVP

WEBSITE: MARKETING & CREATIVE

BRONZE – Prescription PR
SILVER – BAO Agency
GOLD – Sookio

WEBSITE: SMALL BUSINESS – In Association with Connecting Cambridgeshire

BRONZE – Barhams & Sons by Webigi Digital Systems
SILVER – Cambridge Food Collective
GOLD – The Cult & Classic by BAO Agency

MOBILE APP

BRONZE – L8 Datanet
SILVER – Simply Good Food TV by Tell Me First
GOLD – Pocket Sergeant

WEBSITE: B2B

BRONZE – JT Cranes by Stanton Shallcross
SILVER – Geek Designs
GOLD – Aston Shaw by Hype Marketing

SPIRIT OF CAMBRIDGESHIRE

GOLD – Cambridge Folk Festival

WEBSITE – In Association with Nimbus Hosting

BRONZE – Lucy Cavendish College by Chameleon Studios
SILVER – Alzheimer’s Research UK
GOLD – BAO Agency

CAMBRIDGESHIRE: Flood, Fire, Hacking And Infection – Free Disaster Recovery Advice

At the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards we’re very proud to have the support of Nimbus Hosting, a leading IT company that specialises in providing web hosting services to digital agencies and e-commerce sites.

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.

And with CDA16 under two weeks away, the team at Nimbus Hosting, our Headline Sponsor, has put together a whole host of free advice on how to create a contingency plan should your IT systems ever be plagued by a disaster such as fire, flood, a hacking or malicious malware infection.

Here’s Nimbus Hosting’s blueprint for creating an effective ‘Disaster Recovery Plan’

A Disaster Recovery Plan From Nimbus Hosting

The world of digital is great but with everything now online, businesses need to learn to navigate new risks. As well as physical risks of fires and floods damaging our IT infrastructure, how would your business or your clients businesses cope with being hacked or becoming infected with malicious malware?

Know your IT infrastructure

Find out what cloud services you’re actually using, what you’re paying for, what you need and what can go. Make sure you know how these services interlink with other parts of your business; if you lose your web server do you lose your email too?

A lot of companies prefer to keep different aspects of their business with different companies to try and minimise the risk of losing everything at once for example, keeping web hosting and email hosting with separate companies. Although this is recommended, make sure you know how to access all of this information and have the log in details for when you need them. This is also a great opportunity to have a quick audit of what you’re actually paying for.

Identify your risks

As well as protecting yourselves against physical elements like floods and fires, it’s often underestimated the damage that can be caused by virus infection, hacking or accidental deletions. With the majority (77%, according to a study back in 2013) of business now relying on technology and the internet for their daily operations it’s necessary to think about where your risks are most likely to occur to prepare for them.

If you have a high number of staff, do you control, know and have a record of who has access to what? Is everyone in the organisation using secure passwords? These are all questions worth considering when making a disaster recovery plan.

Back-ups

Even businesses that take every security measure possible can get hacked, especially if they are specifically targeted. Regular backups ensure that even if your site is compromised, you can get it restored quickly and easily. Occasionally, updates can break your website’s design or functionality and some updates can be buggy, in which case you can use a backup to restore to a previous version.

Backups are one of those annoying expenses that never seem all that necessary until they are absolutely vital.

Test your backups

It’s tempting to put a backup system in place and forget about it, cross it off your list and move on. Unfortunately this is not the case. Regular testing of these backups is essential and as important as having the backups in the first place. Imagine if at the moment you need them the most, you find out it hasn’t been working for months or has been corrupted.

Make sure you configure your site to display a 503 code status page

When a site does experience downtime, whether planned or unplanned, it’s important to make sure there is a 503 code status page displayed to not only let your visitors know what’s going on but also let Google know and prevent them removing your site from listings.

If, during a crawl, a search engine finds that some content no longer exists, for example if it gives a 404 HTTP status, it will remove that content from the search results until it can come back and verify that it’s there again. If this happens often, it’ll take longer and longer for the content to come back in the search results.

Why is it so important to have a plan in place?

Every business that operates online is susceptible to an IT disaster and the only way to make sure that your business softens any interruptions is to have a speedy recovery from a pre-organised disaster recovery plan.

To get in touch with Nimbus Hosting email: [email protected]

 

CHAMPIONS: Details of Digital Awards Champions Announced

The inaugural Digital Awards Champions is to take place in February next year and details of the event have now been announced.

Every Gold Award winner from Digital Awards 2016 schemes in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Milton Keynes and Surrey will automatically qualify for the Digital Awards Champions, an exclusive event where the ultimate winners across all regions will be unveiled.

And for the first time in Digital Awards history the overall winners in all 15 categories will be decided by public vote ahead of the Presentation Reception which will be held on February 9 at BFI Southbank in London.

Public voting will open on December 1, one week after the results of the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016 have been announced.

Finalists of Digital Awards Champions will be sent a voting pack enabling them to encourage their supporters to cast a vote in their favour.

All tickets for the Presentation Reception will be priced at £20.17 + VAT, a special price for the first year only to celebrate the year of the launch of Digital Awards Champions.

Sponsoring the Digital Awards Champions is leading SEO firm FSE Online.

 

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Tickets for the event – which includes a reception drink, guest speakers and the ceremony in a prestigious London venue – will be strictly limited to two per finalist* until further notice.

Tickets are only available to Gold Award winners from the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016, Essex Digital Awards 2016, Hertfordshire Digital Awards 2016, Kent Digital Awards, Milton Keynes Digital Awards 2016 and Surrey Digital Awards and can be purchased here.

An appropriate number of tickets have been reserved for all Gold Award winners at the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards which will be announced on November 24.

Robin Bailey, from the Digital Awards team, said: “We are extremely excited to announce the first ever Digital Awards Champions, an event which celebrates the brilliant work of businesses, charities, schools and other community organisations across our areas.

“For Gold Award winners it is all to play for so be sure to encourage your supporters to vote for you from December 1, this is going to be extremely competitive and will be a thrilling conclusion to a brilliant year at the Digital Awards where many outstanding organisations have been recognised for some great digital work.”

*A company that qualifies as a finalist in more than one category will be also be limited to two tickets until further notice.

The full list of finalists can be viewed here.

CAMBRIDGESHIRE: CDA16 Finalists Announced

The finalists of the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016 have been announced and the Presentation Evening tickets are now available.

The remaining contenders in each of the categories are now in with a chance of clinching Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes at the winners’ ceremony on November 24 at the Cambridge Belfry, in Cambourne.

Tickets are on sale now and are expected to go quickly following a record high number of entries for CDA16.

This year’s event will be a “major opportunity” for businesses, charities and school with entertainment and networking lined up alongside the award ceremony.

Robin Bailey, chair of the CDA16 Judging Panel and host of the event said: “The quantity and standard of entries for CDA16 has gone through the roof and the panel has a major task ahead in deciding upon the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in each category.

“One thing is abundantly clear, Cambridgeshire has got talent.”

The Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016 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 the former BBC presenter Robin Bailey.

Tickets are priced at £59.95 + VAT with a special 10% discount on tables for ten. To purchase tickets click here.

The headline sponsor of the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016 is Nimbus Hosting and the Awards are being supported by Connecting Cambridgeshire, Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership, Opportunity Peterborough, South Cambridgeshire District Council, the Department for International Trade, Capricorn Media and Cambridge News.

The CDAs are the first and only scheme within the county to celebrate the online achievements of businesses, schools and charities.

 


Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016 – The Finalists

BLOG: BUSINESS
Aston Shaw by Hype Marketing
Burwell IT
Claireabellemakes
Domino Printing by OST Marketing
IT Governance
PEM
Zoetis by OST Marketing

BLOG: ENTERTAINMENT
Art of Glamour
Girl Running Late
Go Play Listen
It’s All Indie
Jessica In Your Ear
Musings & More
Say Sally May

MOBILE APP
Aston Shaw by Hype Marketing
Humanitarian Hands on Tool (HHOT) by CBM / Studio 24 Partnership
L8 Datanet
Pocket Sergeant
Simply Good Food TV by Tell Me First

ONLINE RETAILER
Alzheimer’s Research UK
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity
Barhams & Sons by Webigi Digital Systems
Cambridge Saxophone
GrippaTank
Kiss Air Candles
Vaara by BAO Agency

RESPONSIVE WEBSITE
Alpima by Onespacemedia
Aston Shaw by Hype Marketing
BAO Agency
Bear Grylls Survival Race by Creative Code
Dear World… Yours, Cambridge’ by University of Cambridge Development and Alumni Relations
MW Luxury Packaging by Onespacemedia
Peterborough City Council by i3Media

USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS
Afternoon Tease
Bridges Cafe
Cambridge BID
Dream by OST Marketing
Hartley’s Jelly by OST Marketing
Simply Good Food TV by The Food Marketing Expert
University of Cambridge Development and Alumni Relations

USE OF VIDEO FOR BUSINESS
CMR Recruitment Video by WaveFX
Creative Content Company
Ieso Digital Health by OST Marketing
Imagen EVP
Last Empire War Z by Ampisound
Motown The Musical by EventStreaming.tv
PEM

WEBSITE
Alzheimer’s Research UK
BAO Agency
Bear Grylls Survival Race by Creative Code
East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) by Studio 24 Partnership
Lucy Cavendish College by Chameleon Studios
Stanton Shallcross
The Cult & Classic by BAO Agency

WEBSITE: B2B
Aston Shaw by Hype Marketing
Emma Read, Freelance Virtual Assistant
Geek Designs
JT Cranes by Stanton Shallcross
Office Genie by Genie Ventures
Streets Chartered Accountants by Onespacemedia
Tayabali & White

WEBSITE: LIFESTYLE & CULTURE
Britten Sinfonia
Cambridge Food Collective
Cambridge Sports Massage
Greater Peterborough Network by Echo Web Solutions
Richard Designs by Chameleon Studios
Say Sally May
Vaara by BAO Agency

WEBSITE: MARKETING & CREATIVE
BAO Agency
Gather Creative
Infiniti Graphics
Krishna Solanki Designs
Prescription PR
Sookio
Stanton Shallcross

WEBSITE: SCHOOL, EDUCATION OR CHARITY
Alzheimer’s Research UK
Dear World… Yours, Cambridge’ by University of Cambridge Development and Alumni Relations
East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) / Studio 24 Partnership
Headstart Day Nursery by Catfish Web Design
Heritage School by TORA
Long Road Sixth Form College by Chameleon Studios
The Perse School by Chameleon Studios

WEBSITE: SMALL BUSINESS
Barhams & Sons by Webigi Digital Systems
Cambridge Food Collective
Custom Converse
Holy Schnitzels by Janet Dobson Design
JT Cranes by Stanton Shallcross
Ockham Healthcare
The Cult & Classic by BAO Agency

WEBSITE: SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Bear Grylls Survival Race by Creative Code
Earith Lakes BootCamps
Gymkit UK by Echo Web Solutions
Hereward Sports & Leisure by Echo Web Solutions
Loved By Laura
World Finals

PM Declares Support for Superfast Broadband

The Prime Minister has declared her future support for High Speed Broadband in Parliament today (September 7, 2016).

Teresa May, who came to office in July, gave her backing to the UK-wide rollout of internet connectivity in the first Prime Minister’s Questions since the Summer recess.

Her statement came following a call for continued Government backing for the Superfast Broadband schemes across the country from James Heappey, MP, who supports a rollout in his Somerset constituency.

Mrs May said: “I am very happy to give my Right Honourable Friend that assurance and also to join with him in paying tribute to his Council and the work that they are doing and indeed all those involved in that innovative scheme. High Speed Broadband is an important part of the 21st century infrastructure and we will be doing everything we can to ensure it is there and available for people because that will enable us to develop jobs and grow prosperity in this country”.

The Digital Awards is working with and fully supports Superfast Broadband rollouts in Essex, Surrey and Cambridgeshire through Superfast Essex, Surrey Connects and Connecting Cambridgeshire.

 

 

 

CAMBRIDGESHIRE: Nimbus Hosting Headlines CDA16

A leading IT company that specialises in providing web hosting services to the digital agencies and ecommerce sites has joined forces with the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards.

Nimbus Hosting has signed up as Headline Sponsor of CDA16 just weeks after taking the same position at the Hertfordshire Digital Awards.

The move underlines the firm’s commitment to supporting the digital sector and encouraging more businesses to improve their websites’ infrastructure.

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.

Hosting services form the backbone of the internet as we know it, from simple HTML files to databases, all that data needs somewhere safe to call home.

While the cost is important, reliability is invariably the key factor for web designers and developers when choosing a host.

Nimbus ticks both boxes.

The company prides itself on offering a “personal and competitive service” in cloud hosting, dedicated servers and third party applications such as Magento, WordPress and XenForo.

To celebrate their connection with CDA16, Nimbus is offering a special promotion just for entrants of the scheme, which is the first and only awards in Cambridgeshire dedicated to celebrating the online achievements of businesses, charities and schools from across the county.

Meghan, Account & Marketing Assistant at Nimbus Hosting, revealed that her team is “very proud” to be involved with the second CDAs and offer two exclusive deals as a result.

“We are delighted to be Headline Sponsor of the CDAs, a scheme that celebrates the digital work of some fantastic businesses and organisations across a county that is renowned for its innovation.

“To mark this exciting moment we are offering all entrants of CDA16 a free migration to cloud hosting, meaning we’ll move all your sites over for you and there’s no upper limit on the number of sites we migrate for you.

“In addition, we’ll also offer you the first month free on any VPS (Virtual Private Server) or cloud based hosting packages and this is all covered by our six month guarantee.

“This is just our way of thanking all of the Cambridgeshire businesses, charities and schools who have made huge efforts through their digital platforms and we look forward to getting to know many of you at the Awards.”

As Headline Sponsor, Nimbus Hosting will enjoy a range of benefits including the opportunity to present the flagship “Website” award at the CDA16 Presentation Evening in November.

Meghan added: “Nimbus Hosting is a dynamic UK based company which specialises in working with the creative industries.

“We offer a personal and competitive service for all our clients and we pride ourselves on being recognised for our high levels of customer satisfaction and service.

“Nimbus specialises in cloud hosting and dedicated servers, and our range of hosting packages suit businesses of all sizes. We’ve been supporting a range of digital agencies large and small for several years.

“We love working with developers and digital agencies, who want to get on with their projects rather than dealing with hosting headaches.”

Robin Bailey, Chairman of the CDA Judging Panel, said: “We are delighted to have expanded our relationship with Nimbus Hosting into the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards.

“They are a fantastic team to work with and a highly credible organisation.

“If you have entered CDA16 I would strongly recommend getting in touch with Nimbus Hosting to take advantage of these great offers, you’ll be amazed by the quality of their services.”

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To get in touch with Nimbus Hosting about the CDA16 promotion email: [email protected]