We were shortlisted as a finalist for Digital Agency of the Year at the 2017 Digital Entrepreneur Awards (DEAs) back in September this year, and on November 22nd we found out that we won our category!
Admittedly, we're not usually the award "type" , however we couldn't resist an entry into the DEAs who are the only national awards dedicated to championing digital entrepreneurialism and innovation across the UK.
Following Andy Burnham's Digital Summit back in July, there has been a real appetitie across the North West to harness the power of technology and spark a new digital revolution which will connect people, businesses and communities – firmly establishing our region as the UK’s number one digital city.
We beat off competition from hundreds of businesses that entered, across 16 award categories and 7 companies shortlisted for the prestigious category of 'Agency of the Year'.
The awards are in their 13th year however this was our first time entering, and of course winning. Other categories include Social Media Campaign of the Year, Most Innovative use of Video or Animation and the coveted Digital Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Previous winners of the awards span a range of sectors, from retail giants like Sainsbury’s and Mothercare to smaller, more agile digital specialists.
Lawrence Jones, CEO of headline sponsor UKFast, said: “It’s extraordinary to see the development of digital across every sector. From creative agencies to law firms and the public sector, everyone needs to evolve their offering to stay ahead of the competition. That’s reflected in the sheer number and diversity of entries we’ve received this year.
“The DEAs are an incredible opportunity to celebrate the best in digital talent from up and down the UK. It’s an amazing honour to return as the lead sponsor this year as the awards evolve to encourage involvement from every region in the country.
“This year’s finalists have all shown a clear appreciation of challenges faced in business and how to solve them using digital innovation, meeting the everyday needs of their customers by evolving new solutions and approaches. That’s what the DEAs are all about.”
Congratulations to the whole team at Venn - what a geat end to a fantastic year!
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