Volvo Colchester, part of one of the country’s leading motor companies, has joined forces with the Essex Digital Awards.
Lookers Volvo Colchester, one of more than 100 car dealerships within the Lookers Group across the UK has signed up to become ‘Headline Sponsor’ for the scheme, which promotes businesses, charities and schools for their online achievements.
The move follows the success of Lookers Volvo Colchester winning the ‘Online Marketing Campaign’ Gold Award at the inaugural EDAs event in April.
Debbie Hunt, Lookers Divisional Corporate Sales Manager, who looks after business centres across Essex, Herts and London, has described the alliance as “really exciting”.
She added: “Forging this partnership was an easy decision for Miles Alvis (Franchise Manager at Colchester Volvo) and I to make.
“Volvo is a brand that leads the way when it comes to new technology and progression, and similarly, the Essex Digital Awards have led the way in developing a great platform for the digital talent and creativity within Essex to showcase on.
“We can’t wait to see who enters this year and who the award winners are for 2015.”
The news follows an announcement by EDAs organisers Premio64 in July that the 2015 Winners’ Evening will be held at Weston Homes Community Stadium, the home of Colchester United Football, on April 23 next year.
Iain Johnson, from Premio64 added: “We are absolutely thrilled to have a first-class operator like Lookers Volvo Colchester on-board with the Essex Digital Awards.
“It’s so pleasing to witness the natural evolution of Lookers Volvo Colchester from an award winner last year to an official partner this year.
“We have been discussing a number of very exciting ways of working together in the months ahead and with Lookers Volvo Colchester delivering an integrated online marketing strategy to promote some of the most technologically advanced and business compatible cars in the world, I think this is a match made in heaven.”
Entry for the EDAs 2015 will open in September and the online application process is free.
There will be Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes in 10 categories and any organization that operates within Essex is eligible to enter.
The winners will be selected by an independent panel of judges including experts from the digital arena and members of the media.