SUSSEX: SDA17 Winners Announced

THE online achievements of some of the most progressive organisations across Sussex have been honoured at the first annual Digital Awards.

Accolades across 14 categories including “Website”, “Use of Video for Business”, “Mobile App” and “Use of Social Media for Business” were presented to businesses, charities and schools at Pelham House in Lewes, on April 13.

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

Special guests included Ana Christie from Sussex Chambers of Commerce, Lee Mansfield of Sussex Business Times and Dan Wallman of Sussex Council of Training Providers, all of whom presented awards.

The Sussex Digital Awards was launched last year solely to showcase online work from across Brighton, East Sussex and West Sussex.

Walking away with the Gold award in the flagship “Website” category was Brighton-based digital agency Boz Boz, who won for their work on behalf of TV presenter Jeremy Paxman.

The Disabilities Trust, an autism charity in Burgess Hill, scooped the top prize in the “Use of Social Media for Business” and East Grinstead agency, Magnify Creative, won “Online Retailer” on behalf of Campania Food and Wine.

Also on stage, claiming Gold in the “Use of Video for Business”, were Midnight Communications for BRITA Vivreau and Advantage Air Systems from Horsham were victorious in “Website: Small Business”.

The top award in “Mobile App” was picked up by Carousel for Curing Perfect, an online graphic novel.

Gold in the “Blog” classification went to full-time digital writer Tom Briggs for “Diary of the Dad” and “Responsive Website” went to 5and3: Integrated Communication Solutions from East Grinstead.

The “Website: Marketing & Creative” Gold went to Brighton branding studio Made By Spoken and “Website: B2B” to 4D Data Centres in West Byfleet.

Also on top of the podium were The Cookshelf by Superlative Design in “Website: Lifestyle & Culture” and Rockinghorse Children’s Charity, from Brighton, in “Website: School, Education or Charity”.

“Website: Tourism & Hospitality” Gold was landed by Brighton’s Pragmatic Agency for their project on behalf of luxury hotel business Condé Nast Johansens.

There was also a special “Spirit of Sussex” award, which is given to one organisation chosen for attracting significantly positive exposure to the county and this was presented to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the annual motor racing event on the Goodwood Estate which attracts more than 200,000 visitors each year.

They were recognised for their use of digital platforms in promoting the county of Sussex as a destination.

Sussex Digital Awards 2017 – The Winners


Gold – Diary of the Dad
Silver – Denyse Whillier
Bronze – Muddy Stilettos Sussex


Gold – Curing Perfect by Carousel
Silver – MyTeamSafe by Hillingar
Bronze – M-Tickets by Brighton & Hove Buses and Metrobus


Gold – Campania Food and Wine by Magnify Creative
Silver – Cowdray Estates by 247 Creative
Bronze – Vinscovery by Nik Hannay Ltd & Ollie Hyde


Gold – 5and3: Integrated Communication Solutions
Silver – Focus Digital Media
Bronze – Turner & Hoskins by Magnify Creative


USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS in association with Sussex Business Times
Gold – The Disabilities Trust
Silver – Barfoots by Kitch Media
Bronze – Arundel Castle by Midnight Communications


Gold – BRITA Vivreau by Midnight Communications
Silver – Egg Media
Bronze – IBDrelief


WEBSITE in association with Sussex Chamber of Commerce
Gold – Jeremy Paxman by Bozboz
Silver – Internet Matters by Pragmatic
Bronze – 5and3: Integrated Communication Solutions


Gold – 4D Data Centres
Silver – Infigo Software
Bronze – Ticketmedia by Made By Spoken


Gold – The Cookshelf by Superlative Design
Silver – Woman Alive by CPO
Bronze – SixtySix Productions by ifour


Gold – Made By Spoken
Silver – Jeremy Paxman by Bozboz
Bronze – 5and3: Integrated Communication Solutions


Gold – Rockinghorse Children’s Charity
Silver – TeamUp Bexhill by Rother Voluntary Action
Bronze – Internet Matters by Pragmatic


WEBSITE: SMALL BUSINESS in association with Sussex Council of Training Providers
Gold – Advantage Air Systems
Silver – Brighton Digital Women
Bronze – Matthew Page Photography by Dan Gorham Creative Design


Gold – Condé Nast Johansens by Pragmatic
Silver – Cowdray Estate by 247 Creative
Bronze – Coast B&B by Studio Polpetto


Gold – Goodwood Festival of Speed

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