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

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: CDA16 – What a Line-up!

Excitement soars towards fever pitch as the big night draws closer…the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016 is now just one day away.

But who will be take their rightful places on top of the podium?

Which companies will be able to tell their customers that they have picked up one of Cambridgeshire’s most exciting new awards?

The envelopes are sealed and all will be revealed.

Apart from a record number of entries into CDA16 representing a broad range of industry sectors, we are are also very proud to have the received support of many of the most influential organisations across the county.

Our Headline Sponsor for CDA16 is Nimbus Hosting one of the south-east’s leading web hosting companies.

Also onboard for the second year running are Connecting Cambridgeshire, Cambridge News and Greater Cambridge/Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership.

And for the first time this year we also welcome the backing of the Department for International Trade, Opportunity Peterborough and South Cambridgeshire District Council.

Tomorrow evening is going to be big and we are delighted to be teaming with Capricorn Media and Clare Reeves Voiceovers, both of whom will play their parts in making it a night to remember.

So, before we all get caught up in the hysteria of tomorrow night’s Cambridgeshire Digital Awards, we wanted to take a moment to offer our thanks to all of these organisations for their fabulous support over the past few months.

See you all tomorrow,

The CDA Team

 

CAMBRIDGESHIRE: Opportunity Peterborough Links With CDA16

Opportunity Peterborough, the city’s economic development company, has become a “Supporter” of the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016 and will take part in the Presentation Evening in November.

As part of the Award’s support team, Opportunity Peterborough will promote the CDAs across the city to encourage businesses, charities and schools to get involved.

Opportunity Peterborough is a private not-for-profit business, wholly owned by Peterborough City Council. As an economic development company, core responsibilities include marketing Peterborough to businesses to attract inward investment, engaging with local companies to support growth and development, and leading the city’s skills agenda to ensure the city’s current and future talent pool is trained and work-ready.

To boost the local economy even further and support Peterborough’s aspiration to create the UK’s environment capital, Opportunity Peterborough also delivers a range of projects. The work of one particular project, Peterborough DNA, gained international recognition last year when Peterborough was named as the World’s Smart City of 2015.

Opportunity Peterborough also hosts the prestigious Peterborough Bondholder Network which provides exclusive networking opportunities and business support for more than 220 members.

Steve Bowyer, Chief Executive of Opportunity Peterborough said: “Supporting the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards is a great way for Opportunity Peterborough to help celebrate the innovative work taking place right on our doorstep.

“The digital world touches almost every aspect of our lives. It presents a huge realm of possibilities for businesses to improve efficiency, encourage collaboration, reduce costs and improve the lives of our citizens.

“We’re looking forward to seeing how local organisations are improving business processes and customer experiences through digital platforms as well as shining a spotlight on the forward-thinking pioneers of this fast-paced industry that are right here in Cambridgeshire.”

Robin Bailey, Chairman of the CDA16 Judging Panel, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Opportunity Peterborough as a supporter of the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards. Their unique position and relationships with the Peterborough business community, particularly with their Future City work, provides exceptional and perspective to the city’s digital future.

“They are a fantastic addition to the support team at the CDAs, which is an extremely strong body of very influential organisations from across the county.”

 

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: Broadband Scheme At CDAs For Second Year

An initiative to expand coverage of Superfast Broadband across the county has connected with the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards for the second year running.

Connecting Cambridgeshire is supporting the CDAs as part of its mission to encourage businesses across the county to optimise their opportunities with digital technology.

The organisation takes the role of “Key Supporter” of the Awards once again, a position it shares with the Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership which also returns for a second year at the CDAs.

Led by Cambridgeshire County Council, the Superfast Broadband partnership programme is working with Government and telecoms providers to improve the county’s broadband, Wi-Fi and mobile infrastructure, while supporting online skills, business growth and technological innovation to meet future digital challenges.

Cambridgeshire County Councillor Ian Bates, Chairman of the Economy and Environment Committee – which oversees the Connecting Cambridgeshire partnership programme – said: “We’re supporting the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards because we know that good connectivity is vital to support a strong economy. It means that businesses can grow and create jobs, people living in rural communities don’t miss out, and we can deliver council services in new ways.

“The Connecting Cambridgeshire rollout programme has brought high speed fibre broadband to over 114,000 homes and businesses that would not have been able to get it otherwise through commercial provision, and we’re working to reach another 6,000 by the end of next year (2017) to ensure that no community misses out.”

The Awards is also backed by Cambridge News and will culminate in a Presentation Evening on November 24 at The Belfry in Cambourne.

Robin Bailey, Chair of the CDA Judging Panel said: “We are delighted to have the support of Connecting Cambridgeshire at the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards once again.

“The work that they do to boost connectivity across the county is vital and chimes perfectly with our ethos to promote the digital economy and celebrate the great things that businesses, charities and schools from across Cambridgeshire achieve online.

“We are delighted that Connecting Cambridgeshire will be joining us at the CDA16 Presentation Evening in November, it will be a night to remember.”

Entry for the Awards closes on September 23 and judges from organisations such as Sky Sports and telecommunications giant Eir will now preside over the submissions.

The Connecting Cambridgeshire superfast broadband rollout has reached more than 114,000 homes and businesses across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and the programme is now working on delivering fibre broadband to smaller communities and groups of premises using additional Government funding and BT investment.

Take up of fibre broadband is averaging over 36 per cent, which is among the highest in the country.  Some people assume that they will automatically be upgraded to high speed fibre broadband when their areas goes ‘live’, however they need to upgrade to a fibre package with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) first.

A new Getting Superfast leaflet and page on the www.connectingcambridgeshire.co.uk website explains how people can check if they can upgrade to fibre broadband, and the other options available to them if they cannot. The ‘my area’ pages are also updated regularly to show the latest local information as the roll-out progresses.

The Destination Digital business support programme is now closed as the EU and Government funding streams for digital skills training, equipment and connectivity vouchers have ended. Useful information including a Broadband Guide for businesses is available on the www.connectingcambridgeshire.co.uk website, where any further funding updates will be posted.

Last year’s CDA winners included several small businesses that had been helped through the programme, and their case studies are highlighted on the website.

CAMBRIDGESHIRE: 1 Month Left To Enter CDA16

There is just one month left to enter the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016.

Submissions for CDA16 – the first and only scheme to recognise the online achievements of businesses, charities and schools from across the county – will close on September 23 at 5pm.

New categories have been included for this year including “Website B2B” and “Blog: Entertainment”.

The complete list of open categories for entry is:-

Website
Responsive Website
Mobile App
Website: School, Education or Charity
Website: Lifestyle & Culture
Website: Marketing & Creative
Website: Sports & Entertainment
Website: Tourism & Hospitality
Use of Social Media for Business
Use of Video for Business
Website: B2B
Online Retailer
Website: Small Business
Blog: Business
Blog: Entertainment

The CDA16 Presentation Evening will take place at The Belfry hotel, Cambourne on November 24.

CDA16 is supported by Cambridge News, Connecting Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire County Council, the Greater Cambridge & Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership, Department for International Trade and Capricorn Media.

Entry is free and can be made on this website.

CAMBRIDGESHIRE: CDA16 Entry Now Open

Entry has opened for the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016, celebrated by the launch of a brand new category.

CDA16 – the first and only scheme of its kind within the county – is now in its second year, following its staggering success since setting up in 2014.

And for the first time Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards will be presented for a “Website: B2B” category at the Presentation Evening in November.

The new website classification – for companies thriving in the business-to-business sector – will take its place alongside 15 other categories in a new look line-up.

There are now a total of nine website categories as well as “Use of Video for Business”, “Use of Social Media for Business”, “Mobile App” and “Spirit of Cambridgeshire”.

CDA16 will also see the return of the immensely popular “Blog” awards for “Entertainment” and “Business”.

The “Online Business” category has been renamed “Online Retailer” to offer greater clarity to entrants.

An independent judging panel, made up of digital experts, the media, sponsors and executives from a number of internationally recognised businesses including Sky Sports will decide the winners.

The Cambridgeshire Digital Awards was set-up to promote and recognise the online achievements of businesses, charities and schools from across the county.

Robin Bailey, Chair of the CDA Judging Panel revealed that a “huge” number of entries are expected for CDA16, following the success last year.

He added: “Businesses, schools and charities across Cambridgeshire submitted an extremely high quality of entries last year, it was breathtaking and the bar is set high.

“But I have no doubt in my mind that competition for the CDAs is going to be even greater this year and we cannot wait to see the results.

“Cambridgeshire is renowned for being a hotbed of digital talent and these Awards are there to celebrate the best the county has offer, it’s going to be very exciting in the months ahead.

“It is proven, through the popularity of the Awards and our partnership with the Cambridgeshire News, that winning a Cambridgeshire Digital Award is a sought after accolade and we urge everyone to find our website and make an entry.”

Cambridge News, as media partner, will be giving rolling press coverage for the scheme.

Connecting Cambridgeshire and Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership “Key Supporters” for the scheme once again.

Sponsors of the scheme include Capricorn Media.

Entry is free and takes less than two minutes to complete.

The presentation evening will take place in November 2016.

The closing date for entries is September 23, 2016.

CAMBRIDGESHIRE: CDA2015 – Winners Announced!

THE cream of the county’s digital talent assembled for the first Cambridgeshire Digital Awards, which was declared an “astounding success”.

Prizes across a range of categories were presented to businesses, schools and charities from across Cambridgeshire for their online achievements.

It is the first time an awards scheme within the county has exclusively been dedicated to online work.

Hosting the event was former BBC journalist Robin Bailey who presented Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes with the help of special guests including Dan Woolley from main sponsor SuitRecruit, Head of Digital at Cambridge News, Darren Smith, Noelle Godfrey of Connecting Cambridgeshire, Laura Welham-Halstead from Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership and Andrew Gore from Associate Sponsor Lexus Cambridge.

Web design and digital marketing agency Onespacemedia, based in Cambridge, scooped Gold in the flagship “Website” category for their work on behalf of Camfed, the Campaign For Female Education, also based in the city.

Cambridge accountancy firm Aston Shaw saw double after picking up Gold awards in the “Blog:Business” and “Responsive Website” areas.

Healthy eating cafe Bridges came away with the “Use of Social Media for Business” title, while Haslingfield company Catfish Web Design won the top prize in the “Online Business” category for their creation of a website for confectionery ingredients supplier Calico Cottage in Haddenham.

Catfish also lifted the “Small Business Website” Gold for their work with client Angel & Blume and other winners included, law firm Birketts who were given Gold for “Use of Video for Business”, and ViewRanger, a smart map and route directory for explorers, which walked away with the “Mobile App” Gold Award.

The website of Cambridge University’s Lucy Cavendish College, by Chameleon Studios, won Gold in the “School, Education or Charity Website”, and Karen Harvey made the stage twice after snapping up Gold for her photography networking website Shutter Hub in the “Website Lifestyle & Culture” category and in the “Blog: Entertainment” class for her personal musings on www.idontlikepeas.co.uk.

Kiss Communications, at Cambridge Science Park, led the way in the “Website: Marketing & Creative” sector.

The inaugural CDA event, which took place at the Burgess Hall, St Ives, was supported by SuitRecruit, Lexus Cambridge, Cambridge News, Connecting Cambridgeshire, Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership, Capricorn Media, Noise PR.

There was also a special “Spirit of Cambridgeshire” award presented to the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, who – in the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain – were commended for “going above and beyond the call of duty for the betterment and promotion of Cambridgeshire” through their digital work.


Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2015 – The Winners

Blog: Business
GOLD – Aston Shaw
SILVER – Claireabellemakes
BRONZE – Studio 24

Website: Marketing & Creative
GOLD – KISS Communications
SILVER – Sookio
BRONZE – Igentics

Online Business
GOLD – Calico Cottage by Catfish Web Design
SILVER – Drink Stuff by Barmans
BRONZE – GoalStormer by Critical Action

Website: Lifestyle & Culture
GOLD – Shutter Hub
SILVER – Angel & Blume by Catfish Web Design
BRONZE – e-Luminate Foundation CIC

Use of Video for Business
GOLD – Birketts LLP
SILVER – Altermune by KISS Communications
BRONZE – Doodle Video

Small Business Website
GOLD – Angel & Blume by Catfish Web Design
SILVER – Money Mover by Onespacemedia
BRONZE – Shutter Hub

Blog: Entertainment
GOLD – I Don’t Like Peas
SILVER – Jessica In Your Ear
BRONZE – Loved By Laura

Mobile App
GOLD – ViewRanger
SILVER – Pocket Sergeant
BRONZE – Geo-sight

Use of Social Media for Business
GOLD – Bridges Cambridge
SILVER – Lion Yard by Westcourt Marketing
BRONZE – Birketts LLP

Responsive Website
GOLD – Aston Shaw
SILVER – Sookio
BRONZE – Igentics

Website: School, Education or Charity
GOLD – Lucy Cavendish College by Chameleon Studios
SILVER – Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre by Catfish Web Design
BRONZE – Step Up by Onespacemedia

Spirit of Cambridgeshire
GOLD – Imperial War Museum Duxford

Website
GOLD – Camfed by Onespacemedia
SILVER – The Technology Partnership by KISS Communications
BRONZE – Leading Change by University of Cambridge