Last night we were at the Big Chip Awards ceremony, the biggest digital awards event outside of London. It was held at the fantastic Midland hotel in Manchester which is a superb venue.
There were established agencies, small boutique agencies and publicly funded enterprises shortlisted for awards and the quality of work was exceptional.
We were delighted at being shortlisted for three awards; Best use of Mobile, for our Betfred Lotto app, Best Start Up and Big Chip Digital Agency.
We’d like to send a huge congratulations to Code Computerlove who won the Best use of Mobile award for their Chester Zoo app. As our MD Andy pointed out, people obviously prefer animals to betting! We’d also like to congratulate KPM Digitata for winning the Big Chip Digital Agency Award.
We won the Best Start Up award which is a humbling experience for us. We just pipped Formisimo to the post for this award and we’d like to send our congratulations to them and wish them every success in the future.
We’ve attended a few award events this year and what’s obvious is the amount of talent and creativity that we have here in Manchester. The level of innovation in the digital industry rivals any other part of the UK, and there is a real buzz and optimism around the place.
We talk a lot about Manchester becoming Europe’s digital city and by all accounts it’s making great headway.