Essex Digital Awards 2018 – Finalists Announced

February 21st, 2018
Hylands House, Chelmsford

The finalists of Essex Digital Awards 2018 have been announced and tickets for the big event are now available.

The final eight entrants in each of the 12 categories will now compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze awards at the EDA18 Presentation Evening at Hylands House, Chelmsford, on May 3.

Tickets are now available on a first-come-first-served basis and are expected to sell-out quickly.

The package for the popular EDA18 soiree – with around 300 guests expected – includes an arrival drink, two-course meal, a third of a bottle of wine per person, live musical entertainment and the grand ceremony.

EDA18 is backed by Freelance SEO Essex (Associate Sponsor) and Category Sponsors Nimbus Hosting, Barclays, Superfast Essex, Essex Apprenticeship Hub and Millennials Coach.

It is supported by Noise PR, designsixtyfour.com, Essex Chambers of Commerce, Indy Consultancy, Heart Essex, Department for International Trade, Brentwood Borough Council, Southend-on-Sea Council, Maldon District Council, Basildon Council, Rochford District Council, Clare Reeves Voiceovers and Capricorn Media.

Iain Johnson, Co-Founder of the Essex Digital Awards, said: “We are extremely excited to announce the finalists in our fifth year – the judges tell me that the standard is extremely high.

Mr Johnson – who also runs Essex press and copywriting company Noise PR, added: “We received so many entries again this year that we decided to increase the number of finalists in each category to eight, it was the natural thing to do.

“Based on the clamour for tickets in previous years, we urge everyone to book as soon as possible to ensure they will be there to witness one of the highlights of Essex’s business calendar.

“Over the past five years the EDAs have highlighted so many success stories and examples of best practice across the county, we are very proud once again to be placing a spotlight on many of the great talents and innovative businesses that Essex can call its own.”

ESSEX DIGITAL AWARDS 2018 – THE FINALISTS

BEST BLOG in association with Freelance SEO Essex

Ashburnham Insurance Services
becreativedaily by Crafty Arts
Changing Course by Spinnaker Global
Garda Design
Knight West Estate Agents by Digital Reflow
Lo On The Go
Reece Cycler by Colchester Borough Council
VerriBerri

BEST ONLINE RETAILER in association with Superfast Essex

BoldLine Clothing by Studio Link 11
Celestion Plus by Hughes & Co Design
GetMeMoving
Grout’s The Bakers by Impact Media
International Teaching Seminars by Design Thing
Langley Park Rally School by Minos Creative
The Bra Closet
The Ragged Priest by sixredsquares

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS in association with Barclays

Chelmsford City Racecourse
Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP
Magnificent Stuff
North Essex Parking Partnership
Pinney Talfourd LLP
Sta-Lok
Wedding Day Angel
Your Healthy Living Magazine by JFN Productions

BEST USE OF VIDEO FOR BUSINESS

Coast Digital
Countryside Properties by Focus Integrated
Cross The Line by Focus Integrated
FINITY BRAND for Sony 4K Digital Cinema by Blue Serif
Polar Creative
Sound Financial Planning
The Robin Cancer Trust
Visit Colchester by Colchester Borough Council

BEST WEBSITE

Birkett Long LLP
Cornish Steelworks by Blue Serif
Crown House Homes by Green Square
Essex Employment & Skills Board
New Hall School by mso
Prested Hall by Hughes & Co Design
Shaken Udder by MediaVita
Sound Financial Planning

BEST WEBSITE: B2B

Brown & Carroll (London) by Garda Design
Click4Assistance
Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP
Oil and Gas Climate Initiative by Blue Serif in Partnership with Resourceful Marketing
Red7Marine by Voice Communications
Riviera Drinks by Focus Integrated
Seetec
Taylor Hawkes by MiddleSmith

BEST WEBSITE: LIFESTYLE & CULTURE

Alexandra School of Dancing by Hughes & Co Design
Big City, Little Nurse
Crafty Arts
Elequra by Website Design Ltd
Fresh Property by Impact Media
Little Acorns to Mighty Oaks by Enovate Design
Mustard Seed by MC+Co Marketing
The Vida Consultancy by sixredsquares

BEST WEBSITE: MARKETING & CREATIVE in association with The Millennials Coach

Charlotte Speculo – Floral Designer by Scott Pearson Design
Chilligraphics
Coast Digital
Design Thing
Digital Reflow
Enovate Design
Polar Creative
Silkstream

BEST WEBSITE: SCHOOL, EDUCATION OR CHARITY in association with Essex Apprenticeship Hub

Central Training Group by Clair Orton PR
Essex Employment & Skills Board
Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust
New Hall School by mso
St Peter Ad Vincula by Chilligraphics
The Robin Cancer Trust
The Thriftwood School by Twist Interactive Design
Volunteer Essex by Maldon and District CVS

BEST WEBSITE: SMALL BUSINESS in association with Nimbus Hosting

Chilligraphics
Conceptstore Design Studio
Digital Reflow
Digital Technology Labs
Happy Little Bundles
Instafloat
The Bra Closet
Woodruff Financial Planning

BEST WEBSITE: SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Base Jump by Design Thing
Brentwood Town Football Club by MC+Co Marketing
Chelmsford City Racecourse
Le Barre by Digital Reflow
Southend United Community and Educational Trust by Green Square
Team BRIT by Digital Reflow
The Mobile PT by JR Creative
Training Space by Studio Link 11

BEST WEBSITE: TOURISM & HOSPITALITY

Aldeburgh Fish & Chips by Hughes & Co Design
Atlas Adventure by Digital Reflow
Blackwells Farm Shop by Hughes & Co Design
DJP Hospitality by sixredsquares
Essex Big Weekend by Visit Essex
The Swan Hotel by Green Square
Visit Saffron Walden by Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre
Wild Essex


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