We're so proud to have won gold, silver & bronze prizes at the Essex Digital Awards 2015, 2016 & 2017.
Already delighted that we had seven nominations as finalists in the Essex Digital Awards 2017, our night was made by winning 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze award – four in total!
Established in 2013, the Essex Digital Awards rewards innovation and progressive thinking by businesses, individuals, events, charities or educational establishments. Winners span several industries and range from individuals to national companies and show great achievement using digital media.
EDA stats show 453,000 impressions on Twitter alone across 2016, offering tremendous exposure to winners and sponsors. In total, Digital Awards schemes in 2016 collectively surpassed 2 million impressions. This year the introduction of the People’s Choice Award had 2,200 unique voters – and guess who won? Yep, yours truly Skyblue Creations with our Green Apron website!
High profile sponsors, such as Barclays, Heart, Nimbus Hosting, the county’s main councils, the Essex Chronicle and Department of International Trade, give the awards the prestige and support it needs to attract a record-breaking number of entries.
The awards evening took place in the stunning Boreham House venue, Chelmsford, Essex and the dress code was ‘dress to impress’! Despite the weather being against us and it pouring down, we arrived relatively dry to receive welcome drinks and chat to agencies, their clients and individuals all hopeful for a win.
Of the 18 categories we had nominations in six and all entries were up for the People’s Vote award. Sitting with bated breath, we were delighted to receive our first GOLD award in the fourth category Tourism & Hospitality for our Compleat Caterers website
It seemed like an age until the next category we had a nomination in, then along they came like buses four in a row, resulting in three more awards. By the end we had four awards – a gold in the Tourism & Hospitality category for www.compleatcaterers.co.uk and The Green Apron website scooping another three for best small business, best in lifestyle & culture and then the new and prestigious People’s Vote award!
Jane summed up our feelings saying:
“Winning the People’s Vote award means so much to us. Who better than the people to choose the best website – who are we building the websites for if not the people?”
The Skyblue Team works hard to create professionally designed websites, built to the highest spec to appeal to target audiences, so to receive this recognition makes it so worthwhile. We look forward to continuing this service and standard for all our clients.