HERTS: HDA17 Finalists Announced

The finalists of the Hertfordshire Digital Awards 2017 have been announced and tickets for the prestigious Presentation Evening are now available.

The remaining applicants in each category are now in the running for clinching Gold, Silver or Bronze awards at the third HDA dinner ceremony on September 21, at Tithe Barns, Knebworth House.

Tickets are on sale now and are expected to move quickly, following last year’s sell-out event.

An abundance of networking and entertainment is lined up alongside the awards presentation.

Presenting awards at the Presentation Evening will be Headline Sponsor Nimbus Hosting and Associate Sponsor Distinctly alongside a number of influential organisations across the county.

HDA17 is also supported by Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce, Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Department for International Trade, Welwyn & Hatfield Borough Council and Clare Reeves Voiceovers.

The Hertfordshire 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 click

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


Hertfordshire Digital Awards 2017 Finalists

BLOG

Coffee with Meg
Eurochange
High Living Barnet
The DADventurer
The Reluctant Divorcee by SA Law LLP
Vivacious Mum by Kiran Singh
VSL Group

ONLINE RETAILER

COSMO Restaurants by The Lonely Pixel
HK Jewellery by Daymedia
JSapphirah London by MzBee
Marketing 4 Construction by Professional IMPACT
Plymouth Gin Distillery by Rubber Cheese
Travel Destinations by Link Digital
Ultimate Performance by The Creative Clinic

RESPONSIVE WEBSITE

KDW Independent Financial Planning
Longcroft Cat Hotel by Link Digital
Loseley Events by VISIX
My Moovie
New to Watford
Steven Oates by Advanced Web Designs
Wenta by Daymedia

USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS

AIM Sales and Marketing
Eurochange
HitchinTV
My Mustard
SA Law LLP
St Albans Cathedral by iUVO
University of Hertfordshire: International Office

USE OF VIDEO FOR BUSINESS

Asset TV
Cincera Productions
IGL Films
A Little Bit of Networking by My Mustard
MyMoovie
University of Hertfordshire: International Office
West Herts College by IGL Films

WEBSITE

Absolute Creative Media
Fresh Lemon
Hamilton Fraser Insurance by The Lonely Pixel
Kirkman & Jourdain by Link Digital
Rubica by Tutch Media
Town and Country Estate Agents by Insites Digital
Vertas Group by Rubber Cheese

WEBSITE: B2B

Kirkman & Jourdain by Link Digital
Maincourse Associates by iUVO
Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants
Parsons Architecture + Design by Shy Studios
Portas Consulting by Daymedia
SEC Group by Fluid Studios
Vertas Group by Rubber Cheese

WEBSITE: LIFESTYLE & CULTURE

CycleFox by Rubber Cheese
Dinings by Tutch Media
Muddy Stilettos Herts
New to Watford
Ruby’s Rambles by Minos Creative
Sejal Anujah Shah by WPMaintain
Vapelab by Tutch Media

WEBSITE: MARKETING & CREATIVE

Absolute Creative Media
Big Reach Marketing by Fluid Studios
FWA
Ghost Pictures by Shy Studios
MCS Creative
MW Studio
The Reluctant Divorcee by SA Law LLP

WEBSITE: SCHOOL, EDUCATION OR CHARITY

Art In A Corner / EAZL by Absolute Creative Media
Bishop’s Stortford College
Hertfordshire International College
Housing Design Awards by Insites Digital
Kings Langley Secondary School by FSE Design
Mathematics Mastery by Rubber Cheese
St Anthony’s School for Girls by Innermedia

WEBSITE: SMALL BUSINESS

Bottle Bazaar
High Living Barnet
Mainline Baits by Advanced Web Designs
My Mustard
The Horse Diva
The Illustrated Chef BBQ Company
Town and Country Estate Agents by Insites Digital

WEBSITE: SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

adidas by Stella McCartney SS17 by iUVO
All 4 Kids by Link Digital
Fangs FX by Smoking Rocket
Gymbo’s by Advanced Web Designs
Protec Soccer by Advanced Web Designs
R3Store Studios by Netrix
Ultimate Performance by The Creative Clinic

WEBSITE: TOURISM & HOSPITALITY

Amber Suite by WPMaintain
COSMO Restaurants by The Lonely Pixel
Holiday Tots by Advanced Web Designs
Plymouth Gin Distillery by Rubber Cheese
Studley House Farm by Fluid Studios
The Illustrated Chef BBQ Company
Wood Grill Restaurant Stansted by Professional IMPACT

KENT: KDA17 Winners Announced

Charities, schools and businesses across Kent have been recognised for their progressive online work at the third annual Kent Digital Awards.

Accolades across 14 categories including “Website”, “Mobile App” and “Use of Social Media for Business” were presented to outstanding organisations at Ashford International Hotel on June 1.

Former BBC broadcaster Robin Bailey hosted and handed Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes to a host of worthy winners.

Special guests included Pete Kenyon, from Headline Sponsor Cripps, Mark Dance, Cabinet Minister for Economic Development at Kent County Council, Stuart Tanton of The Kent Foundation, and Clare Reeves of Clare Reeves Voiceovers, all of whom presented awards.

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

Celebrating a total of six awards including three Golds was Maidstone digital agency Ether Creative who clinched the top awards in “Mobile App” for the mountaineering project Whympr, “Responsive Website” for Get In The Mood and “Website: School, Education or Charity” for Heritage Watch (Kent).

Also scoring a hatrick of Gold awards was Tunbridge Wells web design company ifour who came out on top the overall “Website” category for their work on behalf of kitchen specialists Jones Britain, in “Online Retailer” for premium gift brand Cocoapod, and in “Use of Social Media for Business” for their own accounts.

Seeing double on the night was Canterbury web designers Red Bullet who were victorious in “Website: Lifestyle & Culture” for Kent Connected and in “Website: Sports & Entertainment” owing to their build for Cancer Research Winter Run Series.

The Kent Digital Awards 2017 was supported by Cripps (Headline Sponsor), Kent County Council, West Kent Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Kent Foundation, Clare Reeves Voiceovers, Sleeping Giant Media, Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, Kent Connects, Capricorn Media and Kent and Sussex Courier.

Tunbridge Wells agency Curve Interactive topped the podium in “Use of Video for Business” and Pillory Barn, in Maidstone, cleaned up in “Website: B2B” for their design for the Kent and Medway Growth Hub.

On a very good night for Maidstone “Website: Small Business” was picked up by GeoMedia while Maidstone Museum by The Hideout, based in Ulcombe, won the “Website: Tourism & Hospitality” gong.

Gold in the “Blog” classification was landed by Muddy Stilettos Kent for their lifestyle portal and Larrytech came out on top for Tunbridge Wells with Gold in “Website: Marketing & Creative”.

Head Judge and KDA17 Host Robin Bailey described the event as a “thrilling night”.

“What a sensational celebration the Kent Digital Awards has been once again and thank you so much to Cripps for getting behind it in such a big way.

“More entries than ever and so much superb talent from all walks of life in one room, celebrating digital and celebrating Kent, absolutely fantastic.”

Kent Digital Awards 2017 – The Winners

BLOG

Gold – Muddy Stilettos Kent
Silver – Talk Stagey To Me
Bronze – THP Accountants by Whitefish Marketing

MOBILE APP

Gold – Whympr by Ether Creative
Silver – 50 50 – The Addictive Slicing Game by App Design Dot Company
Bronze – Punditto by Ether Creative

ONLINE RETAILER

Gold – Cocoapod by ifour
Silver – Airberg by Larrytech
Bronze – Questor Insurance

RESPONSIVE WEBSITE

Gold – Get in the Mood by Ether Creative
Silver – ChilliApple
Bronze – Cancer Research Winter Run Series by Red Bullet

USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS

Gold – ifour
Silver – Diggerland UK
Bronze – EVision Supercars

USE OF VIDEO FOR BUSINESS

Gold – Curve Interactive
Silver – Ashford Borough Council by Pillory Barn
Bronze – Hospitality Finder

WEBSITE

Gold – Jones Britain by ifour
Silver – Sunways Leisure Travel by mso
Bronze – Project 64

WEBSITE: B2B

Gold – Kent and Medway Growth Hub by Pillory Barn
Silver – Testudo by Interactive Red
Bronze – Bizbutterflies

WEBSITE: LIFESTYLE & CULTURE

Gold – Kent Connected by Red Bullet
Silver – Urban Truffle by Squiders
Bronze – Jordan Acoustics by Ether Creative

WEBSITE: MARKETING & CREATIVE

Gold – Larrytech
Silver – Falcon
Bronze – Project 64

WEBSITE: SCHOOL, EDUCATION OR CHARITY

Gold – Heritage Watch (Kent) by Ether Creative
Silver – Christ’s Hospital by mso
Bronze – Northfleet School For Girls by Open Water

WEBSITE: SMALL BUSINESS

Gold – GeoMedia
Silver – Loud Monkey by The Hideout
Bronze – Falcon

WEBSITE: SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Gold – Cancer Research Winter Run Series by Red Bullet
Silver – Miloco Studios by Ether Creative
Bronze – Avenue Tennis by ifour

WEBSITE: TOURISM & HOSPITALITY

Gold – Maidstone Museum by The Hideout
Silver – Kent Life by Red Bullet
Bronze – Sunways Leisure Travel by mso

ESSEX: Barclays Sponsors EDA17 “Social Media” Category

The Essex Digital Awards is proud to announce Barclays is to sponsor an award at EDA17.

The multi-national bank will sponsor the “Use of Social Media for Business” category and attend the Presentation Evening on May 18 at Boreham House, Chelmsford.

Barclays has a long history of event sponsorship and supporting the business community.

From 2001-2016 Barclays was Title Sponsor of the English Premier League and will continue as its Banking Partner until at least 2019.

Under the Barclaycard brand it also sponsors the British Summer Time Hyde Park festival in London, the O2, The Donmar Warehouse, Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham and the Barclays Center – a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue in New York City and home to the professional basketball team the Brooklyn Nets.

In 2014 the bank launched Barclays Digital Eagles, an initiative to support people and businesses in achieving digital literacy.

Last year it also set-up Eagle Labs, a rollout of fully resourced, community-based, workspaces across the UK to help businesses grow and to enable collaborative innovation and digital empowerment for all.

Eagle Labs is a “a space to create, innovate and grow”, according to labs.uk.barclays

Peter Laight, Relationship Director, Essex and North East London SME, at Barclays explained why the bank chose to get involved.

He said: “We are proud to support the Essex Digital Awards and welcome new technology and the opportunities they offer for business and our society”

The Essex Digital Awards is the first and only scheme to celebrate the online achievements of businesses, charities and schools from across the county.

It is one of six separate Digital Awards schemes alongside those in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Robin Bailey, Chairman of the independent Digital Awards Judging Panel, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Barclays to the Essex Digital Awards.

“Barclays has pioneered many successful new digital services and continues to support the small business sector and wider community by offering free training during this ‘digital revolution.

“Barclays is the perfect fit for the Essex Digital Awards and we are proud to be working with them.”

For more information about Digital Eagles click here

 

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KENT: KDA17 Finalists Announced

The finalists of the Kent Digital Awards 2017 have been announced and tickets for the Presentation Evening are now available.

The remaining entrants in each category are now in with a chance of clinching Gold, Silver and Bronze awards at the third KDA dinner ceremony on June 1, at Ashford International Hotel, Ashford.

Tickets are on sale now and are expected to go quickly, following last year’s sell-out event.

The KDA team claim the event will be a “an amazing celebration”, with networking and entertainment lined up alongside the awards presentation.

Presenting awards at the Presentation Evening will be Headline Sponsor Cripps alongside a number of influential organisations across the county.

KDA17 is also supported by Kent County Council, West Kent Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Kent Connects, The Kent Foundation, Sleeping Giant Media, Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council and Clare Reeves Voiceovers.

The Kent 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 click

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


Kent Digital Awards 2017 Finalists

BLOG
Infinity Group
Inside Martyn’s Thoughts
ionCube
Muddy Stilettos Kent
Talk Stagey To Me
The Hideout
THP Accountants by Whitefish Marketing

MOBILE APP
50 50 – The Addictive Slicing Game by App Design Dot Company
My Fitness Times by ChilliApple
PLA Tidal Thames by mso
Punditto by Ether Creative
Whympr by Ether Creative

ONLINE RETAILER
Airberg by Larrytech
Cocoapod by ifour
Compare and Recycle
Maidenhead Aquatics by Ether Creative
Questor Insurance
The Essex Group by The Creation Lab
Titan Grass by Brave Little Tank

RESPONSIVE WEBSITE
Cancer Research Winter Run Series by Red Bullet
ChilliApple
Get in the Mood by Ether Creative
Lounge Hair Boutique by YmeriHart
Supersonic Playground
Team Bridle Racing by Signature Image Consultants
The Funeral Planning Authority by The Hideout

USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS
Diggerland UK
EVision Supercars
ifour
Questor Insurance
Swale Young People
Tru-Lawn by Brave Little Tank
Visit Thanet by Thanet District Council

USE OF VIDEO FOR BUSINESS
ASG Designs
Ashford Borough Council by Pillory Barn
Curve Interactive
HOPS360° by Digitom
Hospitality Finder
Ruxley by The Creation Lab
The Drummer Agency

WEBSITE
Falcon
Jones Britain by ifour
Kent Sport by Red Bullet
Maidstone Museum by The Hideout
Northfleet School For Girls by Open Water
Project 64
Sunways Leisure Travel by mso

WEBSITE: B2B
Bizbutterflies
CC Studio Architects by Brave Little Tank
ITL Group by Pillory Barn
Itris by ifour
Kent and Medway Growth Hub by Pillory Barn
McBrides by Larrytech
Testudo by Interactive Red

WEBSITE: LIFESTYLE & CULTURE
Chord Electronics by 6-2 Design
Jordan Acoustics by Ether Creative
Kent Connected by Red Bullet
Radiance by Helena
RetroLab by ecce.
Urban Truffle by Squiders
V-Tex by ifour

WEBSITE: MARKETING & CREATIVE
Brave Little Tank
Falcon
Larrytech
Maxim
Project 64
Röff & Co.
Supersonic Playground

WEBSITE: SCHOOL, EDUCATION OR CHARITY
Christ’s Hospital by mso
Fosse Bank School by The Hideout
Heritage Watch (Kent) by Ether Creative
Lola’s Journey by YmeriHart
Northfleet School For Girls by Open Water
PassPilot by Falcon
Rugby School by mso
Swale Young People

WEBSITE: SMALL BUSINESS
Beverly Landais by Larrytech
Falcon
Flying Fish Properties
GeoMedia
Loud Monkey by The Hideout
Reco Surfaces by Fly Marketing
The Piano Shop Kent by Larrytech

WEBSITE: SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Avenue Tennis by ifour
Cancer Research Winter Run Series by Red Bullet
Gravesham Borough Council – The Woodville by Seatlive
Kennington Cricket Club by YmeriHart
Kent Sport by Red Bullet
Miloco Studios by Ether Creative
Team Bridle Racing by Signature Image Consultants

WEBSITE: TOURISM & HOSPITALITY
Elite Pubs by Squiders
Kent Life by Red Bullet
Love it Here Holidays by The Hideout
Maidstone Museum by The Hideout
Root 1066 by ifour
Sunways Leisure Travel by mso
The Aspinall Foundation

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 designsixtyfour.com.

 

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 Cripps.co.uk 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 http://my.page-flip.co.uk/00000013/00012513/00089162/

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 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

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)

ESSEX: Heart Radio Tunes In For EDA17

The biggest radio station in the county has tuned into the Essex Digital Awards 2017.

Heart Essex has signed up as “Broadcast Media Partner” for EDA17 following a successful tie up between the Digital Awards and its sister station in Milton Keynes.

Heart Essex – which boasts a weekly audience of 415,000 (RAJAR Q.3 2016) – is part of Global, the media and entertainment group, which is home to a host of other household names including Smooth Radio Classic FM, LBC and Capital.

The station is home to long-running breakfast show presenters Martin and Su along with Essex favourite Mark Wright and Emma Bunton.

The EDAs is the first and only awards solely to recognise the online achievements of businesses, schools and charities and now has the largest following of any awards in the county.

Entry for EDA17 closes on February 17, 2017.

In recent years, Heart Essex has grown its multi-platform business with a popular website as well as establishing an influential presence on social media platforms.

Every day Heart Essex delivers breaking news, travel, showbiz and competitions to more than 32,000 followers on Twitter and more than 110,000 fans on Facebook.

As broadcast media partner, Heart Essex will share news on the Awards through social media and www.heart.co.uk/essex

The EDA17 Presentation Evening will take place at Boreham House on May 18, 2017, and members of the Heart Essex team will attend.

Robin Bailey, Head of the EDA Judging Panel, said: “We are delighted to have teamed up with Heart Essex for EDA17.

“Their migration across to digital platforms over the past few years has been executed with great energy and imagination, they have a substantial online reach and we are delighted to be getting involved with them.”

Katy Flower, Commercial Director at Heart Essex, added: “We are thrilled to be working with EDA17.

“Essex is a vibrant county with so many digital entrepreneurs and it’s great that we’re able to help celebrate this culture of innovation.”

ESSEX: Nimbus Hosting Is Headline Sponsor of EDA17

Nimbus Hosting – a company that specialises in providing web hosting services to digital agencies and ecommerce sites, has signed up as Headline Sponsor of the Essex Digital Awards 2017.

The appointment underlines the company’s commitment to supporting the digital sector and encouraging more businesses to improve their website infrastructure.

One of Nimbus’ 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 EDA17, Nimbus is offering a special promotion just for entrants of the scheme, which is the first and only awards in Essex dedicated to celebrating the online achievements of businesses, charities and schools from across the county.

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

“We are delighted to be Headline Sponsor of the EDAs, having previously taken the same position at the Digital Awards in both Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

“To celebrate working with the EDAs, we are offering all entrants of EDA17 a free migration to cloud hosting, so we’ll move all your sites over for you and we’re offering to migrate as many websites as you’d like us to.

“We’ll also throw in 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 saying thank you to the businesses, charities and schools of Essex who have put a lot of work into developing their digital platforms.”

As Headline Sponsor, Nimbus Hosting will enjoy a range of benefits including the opportunity to present the flagship “Website” award at the EDA17 Presentation Evening at Boreham House on May 18.

Meghan added: “Both launching a new sites or transferring existing websites can be one of the most critical tasks in its lifecycle, but the our team are specialists at ensuring the transfer happens quickly, carefully and professionally.”

Robin Bailey, Chairman of the EDA Judging Panel, said: “Having known Nimbus Hosting from a number of the Digital Awards events now I can say they are a real pleasure to work with.

“They are also highly successful and respected in offering website hosting solutions, so if you are considering this or want to find out why it’s worth doing, I’d recommend you contact them.”

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