The cream of digital talent from across Surrey has been recognised for their achievements at the first Surrey Digital Awards Winners’ Evening.
Prizes across ten categories were presented to businesses, schools and charities from across the county for their online work.
Compering the event was former BBC broadcaster Robin Bailey who presented Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes to a host of very worthy winners.
Special guests included Deputy Leader of Surrey County Council, Cllr Peter Martin, Chief Executive of Surrey Chambers of Commerce, Louise Punter, Editor of the Surrey Mirror, Dee Blaylock, and Ishraq Bhatti from associate sponsor SuitRecruit.
It is the first time an awards scheme within the county has been arranged solely to showcase online work.
Farmham-based web designers Drum Studios scooped Gold in the flagship ‘Website’ category for their work on behalf of premium furniture retailer Camerich.
Other winners included the international charity World Wildlife Fund (WWF UK), which recently moved to Woking, who claimed the Gold ‘School, Education or Charity Website’ gong and long-standing musical equipment retailer Andertons in Guildford who picked up the top prize in ‘Use of Video for Business’.
Taking the plaudits in the ‘Blog’ category was trendy hair salon John Carne, of Guildford, while The Little British Company, an online gift and homeware retailer, from Liphook, walked away as the first placed ‘Online Retailer’.
The inaugural SDA event, which took place at the Holiday Inn, Woking, was headline sponsored by Surrey County Council and backed by the Mirror, employment firm SuitRecruit and Surrey Chambers of Commerce.
Also victorious was financial advice service taxhelp.uk.com which landed Gold in the ‘Use of Social Media for Business’ category and Guitar Coach Magazine (by Brand Vision) which came out on top in the ‘Mobile App’ section.
Gold awards also went to Advantage Air Systems for ‘Responsive Website’ and catering firm The Tinderbox for ‘Small Business Website’.
There was also a surprise ‘Spirit of Surrey’ award which was handed to Surrey Youth Focus, a charity from Guildford, who were commended for ‘going above and beyond the call of duty for the betterment and promotion of Surrey’ through their digital work.
Surrey Digital Awards 2015 – The Winners
Gold Camerich by Drum
Bronze Denbies Wine Estate
Gold John Carne
Bronze Act One Adventures
Gold Guitar Coach Magazine by Brand Vision
Silver StaySafe Business by Safe Apps
Bronze Revise IT by Amsys
Gold The Little British Company
Silver Denbies Wine Estate
BronzeAndertons Music Company
Gold Advantage Air Systems
Silver Camerich by Drum
School, Education Or Charity Website
Gold WWF UK
Silver Surrey Youth Focus
Bronze Oakleaf Enterprise
Small Business Website
Gold The Tinderbox
Silver The Little British Company
Bronze Advantage Air Systems
Use of Social Media For Business
Silver Surrey Mummy
BronzeThe Children’s Trust
Use Of Video For Business
Gold Andertons Music Company
Spirit of Surrey
Gold Communilab by Surrey Youth Focus