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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

RESPONSIVE WEBSITE
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

 

USE OF VIDEO FOR BUSINESS
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

 

WEBSITE: B2B
Gold – 4D Data Centres
Silver – Infigo Software
Bronze – Ticketmedia by Made By Spoken

 

WEBSITE: LIFESTYLE & CULTURE
Gold – The Cookshelf by Superlative Design
Silver – Woman Alive by CPO
Bronze – SixtySix Productions by ifour

 

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

 

WEBSITE: SCHOOL, EDUCATION OR CHARITY
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

 

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

 

SPIRIT OF SUSSEX
Gold – Goodwood Festival of Speed

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: Nero Blanco Sponsors SDAs For Second Year

A firm that specialises in helping companies improve their email communications has signed up to sponsor the Surrey Digital Awards for the second year running.

Nero Blanco – based in Banstead – will sponsor the “Website: Small Business” category and present the awards at HG Wells Conference and Events Centre, Woking, on March 9.

Nero Blanco has provided IT expertise to many organisations including JP Morgan Chase, Birmingham City Council and HSBC.

Its core services include helping companies migrate or roll-out new software programs including Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Azure, Active Directory and Lotus Notes.

As well as supporting the SDAs, Nero Blanco also gave its backing to the Kent Digital Awards last year and the Digital Awards Champions in February.

Conrad Murray, Senior Messaging Architect at Nero Blanco, said: “We are very pleased to be supporting the Surrey Digital Awards once again and look forward to meeting the finalists at the event.

“Surrey is a very progressive county with a thriving businesses community and we are proud to play our part in supporting it and in celebrating the many success stories that are part of the Digital Awards.”

The SDA17 Presentation Evening will be the biggest event yet and will see presentation of the People’s Choice Award for websites for the first time.

Mr Murray added “Digital is at the heart of our business as we are here to support companies in launching, migrating and successfully managing their email communications systems.”

The Nero Blanco team boasts a combined total of more than 50 years’ experience amongst them in the messaging arena.

The Surrey Digital Awards is the first and only scheme exclusively to recognise the online achievements of businesses, schools an charities from across the county.

Robin Bailey, Chairman of the independent SDA Judging panel revealed he is “delighted” to welcome back Nero Blanco for the second year.

He said: “Nero Blanco work with companies to migrate or roll-out new software programs including Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Azure, Active Directory and Lotus Notes and they are masters of their field.

“To have them back at the Surrey Digital Awards is wonderful news and just another indication of the growing success of the Awards in this great county.”

To find out more about Nero Blanco and their services click here or call 0330 088 9630 or email [email protected]

SUSSEX: SDA17 Finalists Announced

The finalists of the inaugural Sussex Digital Awards have been announced 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 SDA dinner ceremony on April 13 at Pelham House, Lewes.

The Sussex Digital Awards was launched in 2016 to celebrate the online achievements of businesses, charities and schools from across Brighton, East Sussex and West Sussex.

It follows successful sister schemes in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Milton Keynes and Surrey.

Tickets are on sale now and the finalists will compete across 13 categories including “Blog”, “Use of Social Media for Business” and the flagship “Website” classification.

Presenting awards at the Presentation Evening will be SDA Key Supporter Sussex Chamber of Commerce and Sussex Business Times.

The event is also supported by Sussex Council of Training Providers, Clare Reeves Voiceovers and Capricorn Media.

Robin Bailey, Chairman of the independent SDA Judging Panel, believes the night will be an “historic moment” in Sussex’s history.

He said: “Our experience of hosting Digital Awards in six other counties across the south-east tells us to expect a fantastic evening of networking, celebration and best practice sharing.

“We are extremely excited by the quality and quantity of entries received at the SDAs and April 13 will be extremely competitive.

“We urge all people who are serious about using digital platforms to progress their business or organisation to attend this event.

“It’ll be a night to remember.”

The Sussex 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 Mr Bailey, a former BBC presenter, and it will also feature live entertainment.

Tickets are priced at £62.50 + VAT with a special 10% discount on tables for ten. Tickets can be ordered here

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

 


Sussex Digital Awards 2017 – The Finalists

BLOG
Advantage Air Systems
Consortium Business Solutions
Denyse Whillier
Diary of the Dad
Glide Training
jugglingonrollerskates
Muddy Stilettos Sussex

MOBILE APP
Country Eye by Kent Police
Curing Perfect by Carousel
M-Tickets by Brighton & Hove Buses and Metrobus
MyTeamSafe by Hillingar

ONLINE RETAILER
Campania Food and Wine by Magnify Creative
Cowdray Estate by 247 Creative
CPO
Lab TV by Tomango
Protectfully by The Marketing Boutique
The Cookshelf by Superlative Design
Vinscovery by Nik Hannay Ltd & Ollie Hyde

RESPONSIVE WEBSITE
4D Data Centres
5and3: Integrated Communication Solutions
Concept Tag by Tomango
Condé Nast Johansens by Pragmatic
Focus Digital Media
I Am Team GB by Pragmatic
Turner & Hoskins by Magnify Creative

USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS
Arundel Castle by Midnight Communications
Barfoots by Kitch Media
Business East Sussex
Cowdray Park Polo Club by Kitch Media
Plumpton Racecourse
Sofitel London Gatwick by Arora Group
The Disabilities Trust

USE OF VIDEO FOR BUSINESS
Autism Parent Empower by Royalty Three
BRITA Vivreau by Midnight Communications
Egg Media
IBDrelief
Metro Cars by Royalty Three
Play Unified by Midnight Communications
RMV Productions

WEBSITE
5and3: Integrated Communication Solutions
Internet Matters by Pragmatic
Jeremy Paxman by Bozboz
Love Local Jobs
Pier Recruitment by Focus Digital Media
Root 1066 by ifour
Rowland Gorringe Estate Agents by Focus Digital Media

WEBSITE: B2B
4D Data Centres
Alandale Plant and Scaffolding by Siric Communications
Benchmarq
Infigo Software
Lambert Property Consultants by Focus Digital Media
Ticketmedia by Made By Spoken
Xpera by Focus Digital Media

WEBSITE: LIFESTYLE & CULTURE
Curing Perfect by Carousel
Hester Grant Design by Studio Polpetto
IBDrelief
Middle Farm by Design M
SixtySix Productions by ifour
The Cookshelf by Superlative Design
Woman Alive by CPO

WEBSITE: MARKETING & CREATIVE
5and3: Integrated Communication Solutions
Consortium Business Solutions
Focus Digital Media
Jeremy Paxman by Bozboz
Made By Spoken
RMV Productions
Superlative Design

WEBSITE: SCHOOL, EDUCATION OR CHARITY
Carousel
Headway West Sussex by Shake It Up Creative
Internet Matters by Pragmatic
Lapin Logic
Rockinghorse Children’s Charity
St. John’s School and College
TeamUp Bexhill by Rother Voluntary Action

WEBSITE: SMALL BUSINESS
Advantage Air Systems
Brighton Digital Women
Coast B&B by Studio Polpetto
Lapin Logic
Matthew Page Photography by Dan Gorham Creative Design
Middle Farm by Design M
Pentagon Plastics

WEBSITE: TOURISM & HOSPITALITY
Coast B&B by Studio Polpetto
Condé Nast Johansens by Pragmatic
Cowdray Estate by 247 Creative
Dum Dum Donutterie Brighton
Eatonden Manor Farm by Tomango
Root 1066 by ifour

SURREY: People’s Choice Award Launched At SDA17

The Surrey Digital Awards will present a People’s Choice Award at SDA17 for the first time.

Finalists for the Awards were announced on January 24, across 14 categories, and winners of each will be chosen by a panel of independent judges.

But for the first time in Digital Awards history, a new award will be presented to one of the 2017 finalists, and this time it will be voted for by the public.

Each of the finalists in the following website categories will automatically be entered into the People’s Choice Award and voting is NOW OPEN.

Click here  to open the People’s Choice Award voting page.

“Website”
“Website: Marketing & Creative”
“Website: Small Business”
“Website: B2B”
“Website: Tourism & Hospitality”
“Website: Sports & Entertainment”
“Website: Lifestyle & Culture”
Responsive Website

The Surrey Digital Awards 2017 Presentation Evening will take place at HG Wells Conference & Events Centre, Woking, on March 9.

Tickets are on sale here 

Voting closes on February 10, 2017 at 5pm.

 

SUSSEX: Entry For First SDAs Closes Soon

Time is running out to enter the first Sussex Digital Awards, which closes on February 10.

The scheme – which exists to celebrate the online achievements of business, charities and schools from across Sussex – is free to enter and it takes less than two minutes to complete a submission.

The SDAs is backed by Sussex Chamber of Commerce and features categories including “Use of Social Media for Business”, “Blog”, “Mobile App” and the flagship “Website” award.

It is open to businesses from every industry sector and design agencies based in West Sussex, East Sussex and Brighton can enter their client’s work, even if the client is based outside Sussex.

Gold, silver and bronze prizes will be awarded at the Presentation Evening, which takes place at Pelham House, Lewes, on April 13, 2017.

To enter visit http://sussexdigitalawards.co.uk/enter

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: 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.

SURREY: Woking Works Becomes Associate Sponsor of SDA17

Woking Works has signed up as the Associate Sponsor of the Surrey Digital Awards 2017, and will be presenting the Blog:Business award on the night as this category’s sponsor.

It is the second year running that the Woking Works partnership has put its name to the Awards. The presentation evening, which this year will take place on March 9, will be held at the HG Wells Conference and Events Centre in Woking.

The Surrey Digital Awards (SDA) is the first and only scheme solely dedicated to recognising the online achievements of businesses, charities and schools from across the county.

Earlier this year, Woking Works revealed it had entered a partnership with IT support company Arcom, Barlow Robbins solicitors, Hamlyns Chartered Accountants, NatWest and communications agency Something Big.

Chris Shrubb, of Hamlyns Chartered Accountants, explained why Woking Works chose to back the Surrey Digital Awards 2017: “The Surrey Digital Awards are a great platform for our partnership, as they directly engage with so many businesses. The high numbers of entries show that investing in the Awards gives us good exposure to the business community we want to work with and represent, and the networking opportunities at the presentation are also very worthwhile.”

Robin Bailey, Chair of the SDA Independent Judging Panel, said he was delighted to have Working Works on board once again: “This is great news, as Woking Works is there to support the business community, including start-ups and SMEs, and the work that they are doing to help and promote this sector is extremely positive.”

The Woking Works scheme – a collaboration between Woking Borough Council and five prominent members of its business community – was set-up in 2012 to encourage start-ups, inform and assist existing businesses and encourage relocation to the Borough. It offers a range of services that are open to all businesses, from sole traders to multi-national corporations.

Each partner is collaborating to help Woking Works deliver support services to companies, through such services as the Start Up Woking Clinic: a free business support one-stop-shop for ambitious entrepreneurs and growing businesses.

The three-step process includes an individual session with a business advisor, follow up telephone support and, if recommended, specialist legal or financial advice.

Woking Works can offer help for businesses looking to relocate into the Borough, and offers access to a range of properties including the Connect 2 Innovation Incubator in Export House, Woking, which is an entrepreneurial environment offering high quality offices and co-working space, with advisory support and services tailored to growth-focused businesses for up to three years.

Wokingworks.com offers a number of resources for new and established businesses with sections covering starting-up, tax and accountancy, sales and marketing, exporting, legal advice, and human resources matters.

The website also has information about applying for funding and grants, training and skills provision, business networks and conference facilities. In addition, the site has links to a range of other business support services, such as the Enterprise M3Local Economic Partnership, Start Up Britain, Surrey County Council and membership organisations like Woking Chamber of Commerce, Surrey Chambers of Commerce and The Federation of Small Businesses.

To find out more about Woking Works, visit www.wokingworks.com or register to receive their free e-newsletter at www.wokingworks.com/signup

You can also follow Woking Works on Twitter twitter.com/wokingworks or LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/woking-works

SURREY: One Month Left To Enter SDA17

There is just one month left to take part in the Surrey Digital Awards 2017.

Entry for the scheme – which is open to businesses from every industry sector, as well as charities and schools – is free to enter.

There are a range of categories including “Website: School, Education or Charity”, “Mobile App, “Blog” and “Use of Video for Business”.

Entry for the scheme closes on January 13, 2017, at 5pm.

SDA17 will culminate in a Presentation Evening at HG Wells Conference and Events Centre on March 9, 2017.

Headline Sponsor for SDA17 is Surrey County Council, the event is also backed by Surrey Chambers of Commerce as Key Supporter.

Winners of the SDAs are chosen by an independent judging panel made up of digital experts and people from large organisations including Sky Sports.

Robin Bailey, Chair of the Digital Awards Judging Panel, said: “We have already received a large amount of entries, once again.

“Surrey is a very switched on, digitally, and we want businesses of all sizes and industry sectors and charities and schools to give themselves a chance to get the recognition they deserve.

“In just three years winning a Surrey Digital Award has become a much sought after accolade and this is your chance to strive for that, go for it!”

All Gold winners of SDA17 will automatically qualify for the Digital Awards: Champions and compete against successful entrants from all other Digital Awards regions in London.

To enter for free now click here