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: 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

CAMBRIDGESHIRE: South Cambs Council Joins CDA16

A progressive local authority which has set “Connected Communities” as one of its top priorities has joined forces with the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards.

South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) has signed up as a “Supporter” of CDA16 and will attend the Presentation Evening in November at The Belfry Hotel, close by to its headquarters in Cambourne.

It is the latest influential organisation to back the Awards following the appointments of Connecting Cambridgeshire, Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership and the Department for International Trade who have already put their name to the scheme.

SCDC has worked with businesses and residents to set the Council’s agenda for the next five years. Working with partners to ensure new transport and digital infrastructure supports and strengthens communities is at the top of that list.

South Cambridgeshire is open for business and the Council knows that its approach to growth must sustain prosperity.

Some of the key outcomes for the Council include making sure, through the Greater Cambridge City Deal, that the Cambridge Sub-Region is a super-connected ‘Smart City Region’ of the future, the Greater Cambridge region continues to thrive economically and all residents and businesses have access to superfast broadband.

SCDC’s support of the CDA’s is indicative of its mission to embrace the digital sector and develop opportunities for people and businesses within its area.

Cllr Nick Wright, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for corporate and customer services, said: “We are really pleased to have teamed up with CDA. The digital agenda is vitally important to us, our communities and businesses and we look forward to celebrating their successes with them. As a Council we have made great progress in using technology to help us provide the best services possible to local people but we know there is still much more to be done on our digital agenda.”

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

Robin Bailey, Chairman of the CDA16 Judging Panel said: “We are delighted to welcome South Cambridgeshire District Council into the Digital Awards.

“Their commitment to supporting the digital services available in their district chimes perfectly with our mission to recognise the achievements of progressive businesses, charities and schools across the county.”

The CDAs have 15 open categories including “Blog”, “Mobile App” and “Website” and entry is open here until September 23, 2016.