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 Dadbloguk.com 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

GOLD – Dadbloguk.com
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: SDA17 Finalists Announced

The finalists of the Surrey Digital Awards 2017 have been revealed 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 third SDA dinner ceremony on March 9 at HG Wells Conference and Events Centre, in Woking.

Tickets are on sale now and are expected to go quickly, following last year’s event, which was hailed a great success.

The SDA team claim this year’s event will be a ”night to remember”, with networking and entertainment lined up alongside the awards presentation.

Presenting awards at the Presentation Evening will be Headline Sponsor Surrey County Council, Woking Works, the Associate Sponsor, and Surrey Chambers of Commerce.

Also present will be sponsors and supporters projecfive, Capricorn Media, Tandridge District Council, Noise PR and designsixtyfour.

The event is also supported by Clare Reeves Voiceovers.

The Surrey 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 the former BBC presenter Robin Bailey.

Tickets are priced at £62.50 + VAT with a special 10% discount on tables for ten. To purchase tickets click here.

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


Surrey Digital Awards 2017 Finalists

BLOG
Dadbloguk.com
Enjoy the Adventure
Expert Home Tips by Veneficus
Informed Choice Radio
Ramsac
Valiant Design
WATB Creative

MOBILE APP
Forfeit Football by Sonin App Development
Job Sheet Pro by Time4 Apps
Math Stacks by Time4 Apps
Perchang
SaidSo Wealth Dashboard for Chapters Financial by Kyan
SMART SAA by Sonin App Development
Veloscient

ONLINE RETAILER
Coco Bay by Ansell & Clarke
Curtain Call by Drum Studios
Deco Baby
Denbies Wine Estate
Harry Brompton’s London Ice Tea by OH Creative
Jenloupa
Pomegranate Living

RESPONSIVE WEBSITE
Anthony Philipson by Thunderbolt Digital
Chaddesley Sanford
Equinox Aromas by Thunderbolt Digital
Four Eyes Insight by Valiant Design
JCP Consultancy by KPC Creative Communication
Kyan
Rapleys by Plug and Play

USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS
BBC Surrey Radio
Guildford Business Hub
Jellybean Creative
Nicky Kriel Social Media Coach, Trainer and Consultant
RHW Solicitors
taxhelp.uk.com
The Guide 2 Surrey by TG Media Group

USE OF VIDEO FOR BUSINESS
Baggage Solutions by Drum Studios
Counselling Directory by Memiah
Dixons Carphone by Design Film Digital Solutions
Happy Socks by Content Creatures
IDBS by Create Convo
Videocall
WS Planning & Architecture

WEBSITE
Denbies Wine Estate
Knights Property by go6 Media
Red Hot Yoga
The Jockey Club Live by Plug and Play
Updata Infrastructure by NXT Digital Solutions
WATB Creative
WS Planning & Architecture

WEBSITE: B2B
Evolve Digital
Four Eyes Insight by Valiant Design
Rapleys by Plug and Play
Shippo by WATB Creative
The FSE Group by Ansell & Clarke
Updata Infrastructure by NXT Digital Solutions
Voices UK

WEBSITE: LIFESTYLE & CULTURE
Aubeterre Blue
Brooklands Museum
Red Hot Yoga
Somlo by Plug and Play
The Guide 2 Surrey by TG Media Group
The Lifestyle Library by WATB Creative
Walls and Floors by Plug and Play

WEBSITE: MARKETING & CREATIVE
Faze One Media
Kyan
Oh Snap by Thunderbolt Digital
Posy Brewer – The VoiceOver Voice
WATB Creative

WEBSITE: SCHOOL, EDUCATION OR CHARITY
Action for A-T
Challengers
Headway Surrey
Lumen Learning Trust Academy
Redwing by Kyan
Step by Step
Thamesmead School

WEBSITE: SMALL BUSINESS
Coco Bay by Ansell & Clarke
Deco Baby
Film My Show by The Big Yellow Feet Production Company
La Residence Interiors
Peps & Pooks
Posy Brewer – The VoiceOver Voice
Your Art 2 Canvas

WEBSITE: SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Anthony Philipson by Thunderbolt Digital
Farleigh Golf Club
Film My Show by The Big Yellow Feet Production Company
Guildford Fringe Festival by Room 11 Design
Lisa B Pilates by OH Creative
Point to Point by Kyan
The Jockey Club Live by Plug and Play

WEBSITE: TOURISM & HOSPITALITY
Denbies Wine Estate
Foxhills Club & Resort
Glamping Holiday
Grayshott Pottery by KPC Creative Communication
Paella Fella by OH Creative
The Guide 2 Surrey by TG Media Group
The Stephan Langton Inn by OH Creative

SURREY: IT Support Firm projectfive Sponsors SDA17

A “people-first” IT support company in Camberley is to sponsor a category at the Surrey Digital Awards 2017.

projectfive has signed up as sponsor of the “Website: B2B” award at SDA17 which takes place at HG Wells Conference & Events Centre in Woking on March 9.

While projectfive is there to support office PCs, Macs, servers, networks and telephone systems – among other things – they claim that working effectively for people is at the heart of their business. This success of this ethos was proved when they won the UK’s Best IT Reseller at the CRN awards last year (the Oscars of the IT world!).

Living by the motto “be helpful, make friends and stand out”, projectfive offers system and technology support to businesses of all sizes from one to 500+ people, across Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire.

Speaking to the SDA team, projectfive Managing Director, Steve Coburn, explained why they chose to get involved.

“SDA17 is all about celebrating what’s best about Surrey’s businesses.  It’s a thriving business community with some shining examples of how to get the most from being online.  We’re really keen to support our local economy, so being able to support SDA17 helps us to give something back, and recognise those businesses who are really making a difference.”

The 30-strong team at projectfive offer a range of services, including help desk support, cloud computing, networks, connectivity, server monitoring, back-up solutions and cyber security.

 

Steve added: “We’re very proud of the recognition we receive at projectfive – lots of people know who we are and why we’re good at what we do.  We have very strong relationships with our customers and that’s why over 250 local businesses choose to outsource their IT to us.”

Robin Bailey, Chairman of the SDA17 Judging Panel, revealed he was delighted to welcome projectfive into the fray.

He said: “It is great that projectfive are to sponsor the ‘Website: B2B’ category at the Surrey Digital Awards 2017, a very competitive area.

“They are a highly respected IT company and it is fantastic to have them onboard.”

Their service is very simple and covers three core aspects: they install – which means they do project work (to install new PCs, software or Infrastructure to meet a specific new business need, or upgrade your existing IT).

They maintain – by making sure you receive the best solutions to fit your budget and business needs and carry out preventative maintenance and monitoring to ensure that your core systems are working properly.

And last but not least, they fix things when they break (because, unfortunately, that does happen where technology is concerned!).

To find out how projectfive can help you, call 01276 455466, or email [email protected].

http://twitter.com/projectfive

SURREY: 1 WEEK LEFT TO ENTER SDA17

There is just one week left to enter the Surrey Digital Awards 2017.

Submissions for SDA17 – the first and only scheme to recognise the online achievements of businesses, charities and schools from across the county – will close on January 13 at 5pm.

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 SDA17 Presentation Evening will take place at HG Wells Conference & Events Centre, Woking on March 9.

SDA17 is supported by Surrey County Council, Woking Works, Surrey Chambers of Commerce, projectfive, Surrey Mirror, Tandridge District Council and Capricorn Media.

Entry is free and can be made on this website.