On 5th June 2019 sixteen award winners, each chosen by the category sponsor, were announced at the Derbyshire Telegraph Business Awards ceremony.
The event is a real opportunity to bring the region’s business community together, celebrating success, talent and growth across our varied sectors and industries.
Derbyshire Live editor Julie Bayley was particularly keen to mark this, saying, “I’d like to congratulate all of the finalists. The standard of entries was exceptionally high and it is hugely encouraging for the city and the county as a whole that so many firms decided to enter.”
As a leader in the use of digital technology – with global blue-chip clients including Rolls-Royce, Lubrizol and GSK – our eyes were on the prize for ‘Creative Communications and Digital Business of the Year’.
After a fantastic and entertaining night, hosted by comedian, writer and television presenter Mark Dolan and Olympic badminton star Gail Emms, it was decision time… and the awards ceremony commenced.
As the various categories were presented it was a great opportunity to learn a little more about the range of industries represented in the room and also reflect on how businesses are leading digital transformation and harnessing emerging technologies.
The Creative Communications and Digital Business of the Year category embodied this and was why we had it in our sights.
It was an impressive shortlist, and the competition and talent from our fellow finalists Busy Things (digital educational content creators) and Future Proof Films (video marketing professionals) was strong. Category sponsor Derby City Council stepped up to present the award and we held our breath. And it was announced … Bloc Digital had won!
Awards are presented to businesses… a name, a reputation…but it’s the people within the business that get us to the winning podium and it’s exactly that team spirit that our Director, Keith Cox, highlighted when speaking about the award. “Our team are so busy day to day it is fantastic for them to get the recognition they deserve. We are all very proud to win this award.”
After a year of growth and business success for Bloc Digital it’s great to see our impact and profile grow… and perhaps our trophy shelf too. Here’s to next year’s awards!